The sold-out concert put on by Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson, Dizmas and 4th Avenue Jones allows for the possibility that Eastern’s gymnasium will again rock as it did on October 16.
The concert, which was the last of the “Art of Breaking Tour,” sold over 250 tickets on campus and about 900 tickets total.
4th Avenue Jones gave a rousing opening performance with songs from their latest CD, Stereo: The Evolution of hiprocksoul. Jones got the crowd dancing with a display of dance moves, guitar riffs and violin solos.
Dizmas rocked the stage next with songs from their CD, On Search in America as well as an improv song they titled “Pennsylvania.”
“We’re here for one purpose: to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There no are rock stars up here. We’re transparent,” Dizmas’ lead vocalist Zach Zegan said during their performance.
The last opening band that performed was Canadian pop-punk band Hawk Nelson, who regaled the crowd with songs from their CD Letters to the President and brief conversational interludes between songs.
At one point lead singer Jason Dunn climbed off the stage and into the crowd to the delight of many crowd members.
“Jason Dunn screamed in my face,” ten-year old Mattie Dunn said, recalling her favorite part of the night.
Thousand Foot Krutch closed the night with an amazing performance with songs from their CDs, Set it Off, Phenomenon and the Art of Breaking, which was released this past July.
“We believe there’s a God who loves every one of us, man,” shouted Trevor McNevan, lead singer of Thousand Foot Krutch.
TFK brought the overall successful night to a close with their popular slow song “This is a Call.” Band members from each of the other bands joined them to sing the last chorus.
Due to the success of the concert, Mike Dziedziak, assistant director of admissions, predicts the possibility of another concert in the future.
“It was a sell-out….It was a good time,” Dziedziak said. Nick Kolb, a representative from Creation Concerts, agreed.
The night ended with each of the bands signing autographs and posing for pictures with the eager fans.
“It was a success and a blessing to be apart of. The school really treated us well. We ate at the cafeteria earlier,” said Zegan. “And maybe if God calls me to go to college someday I’ll come back this way.”