Brooklife Church’s 700-seat auditorium will provide an
initimate setting for a major Christian act, Tenth Avenue North,
on Saturday night.
said Jeremy Carlin, Brooklife’s pastor of worship arts, the
contemporay Christian band plays at venues with more than 1,500
seats, so he was surprised and excited to find out that the
church would play host to what Carlin calls a “cutting-
first time that the church, which opened its doors in 2008, has
hosted an event of this magnitude.
space, you will feel close to the band no matter where you are
sitting,” Carlin said.
North’s “The Struggle” tour is the same name of its latest
album - its third - on Reunion Records. It was released in
August 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Christian
and rock album charts. “Losing” is the band’s hit single
from the album.
unique about “The Struggle” album is that some of the songs
were recorded while the band was on tour. Through social
networking, audiences in select cities were invited to be part
of the recording process, lending their voices to some of the
album’s 12 songs.
features Jeff Owen on guitar, Mike Donehey on acoustic guitar,
Brendon Shirley on keyboard, Ruben Juarez III on bass guitar and
Jason Jamison on drums. It was formed almost a decade ago in
West Palm Beach, Fla., while the group was attending Palm Beach
Atlantic College. They began as a group of “church kids” who
would worship together in their college dormitory.
come to Jesus and are told life will be easy. (But) the Bible
tells us that we will have trials,” Jamison said of the
North made its Reunion Records album debut in 2008 with the
successful “Over and Underneath.” It featured the hits
“Love is Here” and “By Your Side,” which reached No. 1
on the Christian charts and was voted Billboard magazine’s No.
3 Christian song of the decade.
early success paid off in April 2009 when it was voted the New
Artist of the Year at the 40th annual Dove Awards.
second album, “The Light Meets The Dark,” featured the hit
single “Healing Begins.” The album spent 29 weeks on the
Billboard Christian Songs chart.
sonically diverse mix of quiet and up-tempo music, the band
hopes to provide concert attendees “a space for people to
worship God,” Jamison said.
that the church is happy to partner locally with Psalm 92
Promotions to bring this band back to Wisconsin.
Tenth Avenue North will be label mates Mariah Peters and the
Rend Collective Experiment, a band from New Zealand which
drummer Jason Jamison describes as “high energy.”
At a glance
Avenue North concert with Mariah Peters and Rend Collective
When: 7 p.m.
Saturday; doors open at 6 p.m.
Brooklife Church, 857 S. Rochester St., Mukwonago
Through Friday, general admission tickets are $20 and $25 the
day of the concert. They can be purchased by calling
800-965-9324 or visiting www.itickets.com.