UNSPOKEN / APOLLO LTD FACEBOOK LIVE PERFORMANCE SET MARCH 19
“Thursday Night Homeshow” Event Meant To Bring Music, Encouragement Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Benefits Compassion International
Centricity Music recording artists Unspoken and Apollo LTD team-up for an unprecedented night of music and encouragement amidst worldwide Coronavirus fears during a “Thursday Night Homeshow” Facebook Live event Thursday, March 19 beginning at 7:00 pm CDT / 8:00 pm EDT. The event will be streamed live at Facebook.com/UnspokenMusic and Facebook.com/ApolloLTD from the renowned Sound Kitchen studio in Franklin, TN, and will benefit Compassion International.
Along with being labelmates, Unspoken and Apollo LTD were featured artists on The Roadshow 2020 arena tour that was cancelled last week due to Coronavirus concerns. With the tour cancelled, and not content to just hunker down for the duration of the pandemic, the artists decided to take elements of what music fans would have seen in-person to the online platform.
“We were sad the tour cancelled, but we wanted to bring something fun to people as they deal with the craziness of the world,” says Unspoken lead singer Chad Mattson. “It’ll be a great time to hear some great music from the comfort of your own living room…Tell your friends!”
“The cancellation of Roadshow was a huge bummer, and took us all by surprise,” adds Apollo LTD’s Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark. “But In the spirit of unity, we still want to bring the show to you! We, along with our friends in Unspoken, look forward to ‘seeing’ you Thursday!”
During the Facebook Live event, Unspoken will perform fan favorites, including its declarative, soulful new hit single, “You’ve Always Been,” and its multiformat No.1 Billboard hit single and title track from the band’s acclaimed, full-length and third album Reason that is available now at physical, digital and streaming outlets globally. The album showcases raw, authentic songs written out of the hard stuff of life alongside the band’s pop musicality for which it has become known.
Cinematic, alt-pop duo Apollo LTD will perform the first single, “You,” from its upcoming full-length debut album slated to release this fall along with songs from the duo’s widely acclaimed Out of Body LP, including hits like “Gold,” “On The Way Up” and “Heaven.” Phillips and Stark, two longtime friends who make up Apollo LTD, share the common goal to write honest songs that unite, turning the challenges that all humans face into reasons to band together.
During the Unspoken / Apollo LTD “Thursday Night Homeshow” Facebook Live event, Compassion International will be giving viewers the opportunity to sponsor a child.through a special sponsorship link set up at www.compassion.com/thursdaynighthomeshow.
Receiving more than 165 million on-demand streams, 110 million music video views, 350,000 album sales and 850,000 track sales, Unspoken’s music is as distinct as its roots. Its soulful, pop-flavored songs are led by the Adam Levine-esque vocals of Chad Mattson. With no fear of mixing it up, whether backed by a horn section, gospel choir or hip-hop rhythms, the band released its self-titled album in 2014. The album featured “Start A Fire,” the band’s first radio single and No. 1 AC hit that launched them into headliner positions on tour the following year. The band’s sophomore album, Follow Through (2016), debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Christian Album Chart while its current album, Reason (2019), sparked the band’s biggest, multiformat No. 1 hit so far, “Reason.” In all, Unspoken has had five straight Top 5 AC hits, including “Who You Are,” “Lift My Life Up” and “Good Fight.” Having toured with Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Big Daddy Weave, Danny Gokey and more, Unspoken band members are living out their mission to be unspoken testimonies to God’s love and power, and to speak what oftentimes goes unspoken.
About Apollo LTD:
Named after the NASA program that sent the first human beings to the Moon, Apollo LTD has become an escalating highlight reel since their formation in 2015. The duo’s widely acclaimed Out of Body EP (2018) sparked multiple hits that have been heard on outlets like Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and shows featured on ESPN, FOX Sports, Comedy Central, NBC and ABC while gathering over 10 million streams and sparking two top 25 Christian radio singles. Making cinematic, alt-pop music with a message that reaches skyward and rooted in a mix of organic instruments, electronic soundscapes, anthemic hooks and shimmering production, Apollo LTD headline events and have shared stages with Panic at the Disco, DNCE, All-American Rejects, Kesha, Amanda Lindsay Cook and more. The duo has “expert grasp of the pop genre,” says The Atlantic Magazine as Artist Direct agrees they are “a band that builds melodic hooks, powerful pop tunes and lyrics that play with expectation.” Consequence of Sound says, “Each melody could be a hook in its own right…radio friendly single with bite.”
About Compassion International
Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children and young adults. Its Child Sponsorship Program has been validated through independent, empirical research. For more about the ministry, visit compassion.com.
About Centricity Music:
Centricity is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, Tenn. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Caitie Hurst, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point Worship, PEABOD and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visitwww.centricitymusic.com.