Downhere Ends Their Touring Career
I was sad to learn today that Downhere is closing a major chapter of their ministry. They're not throwing in the towel, but will have an opportunity to pursue individual ministry opportunities while the band stops their tour career. I have seen them play live 4 times and I own their whole catalogue of music. They were seasoned veterans as performers and were authentically tight. Not only has Downhere been one of the best recording artists of the last decade, but they have developed into one of the best live acts - so this is indeed a sad day, if only because of all the people who won't even have the chance to hear them play live. Here is the entire statement that the band made earlier this morning:
It is with many memories and deep feelings that we relay to you the decision we have made over the course of the last year. January 1st 2013 will mark the end of our traveling ministry for the foreseeable future.
It has become very clear to us that this chapter of our journey, initiated by God, is drawing to a close. While we mourn the end of this season we also celebrate over a decade of ministry. It has been hard work and our families have paid a big price. The friends, songs, experiences, and lives changed as a result of hearing the truth of God's love have sustained us through many years and miles.
For those of you who know us well, you know that this is not a band break up. In fact, we are open to playing a select few shows or events in the future. After many years and miles spent together we have become a band of brothers who love each other dearly. There is not one single variable that has initiated this change; rather it would seem the same sovereign hand that has guided us together for this season is now leading us in different directions. We are grateful for the role you have played in our lives. Your encouragement and support over the years has carried us through thick and thin.
We have always wanted to finish well. We believe that means finishing together, as a band... and that is what we are going to do. We are working on setting up a few wrap-up shows this fall - more information will be forthcoming as things get solidified.
Jason, Marc, Glenn, & Jeremy
We wish countless blessings on the future plans of each Downhere band member. And we thank them for over a decade of great music and hundreds of memorable concerts. Do you have a favorite recorded song or live performance by Downhere? Share your comment below.