Audio Adrenaline turn Fort Wayne into Kings and Queens
by Reggie Edwards
There were a few bands in the Christian industry in the 90’s-2000’s who paved the way for today’s artists. They will go down in history as legends and trailblazers. Audio Adrenaline are one of those bands.
Following fellow icons Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline have made quite the comeback with a new frontman- Newsboys with DC Talk’s Michael Tait and Audio Adrenaline with DC Talk’s Kevin Max. Audio A’s comeback album, Kings and Queens has been met with a great response from fans and critics and led to the band’s current tour with Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Manic Drive.
Manic Drive and Seventh Day Slumber kicked things off Friday night (4.26.13) with energetic sets that had the crowd moving, jumping and amped for Audio Adrenaline.
After Seventh Day Slumber’s impressive set, Slumber frontman Joseph Rojas gave an emotional, moving and heart-wrenching testimony about his past of drug abuse, overdosing and how he came out of that life to meet his wife, who he honored on this night.
Taking the stage next was Group 1 Crew, who blew the crowd away with their Latin-infused dance performance. They had the crowd, dancing, grooving and feelin’ it in every way imaginable.
Manuel and Blanca (who’s six month’s pregnant, by the way) of Group 1 Crew’s onstage chemistry is impressive and their dynamic stage show is one that you have to see to truly appreciate. It’s always great when you can see a band truly having fun on stage and Group 1 Crew take it to another level.
Next up was Audio Adrenaline- and after a night of dancing and rocking, the crowd at Blackhawk Ministries in Fort Wayne, Ind. was ready for the group whom many were seeing for the first time and had been waiting many years to see.
With Max as the new frontman, Audio Adrenaline has new life and it’s very clear when you see their live show.
Taking the stage to a video montage capturing the journey of the band, the lights hit and the members of Audio Adrenaline took the stage with Max carrying the Christian Standard flag joined by his bandmates which include founding member Will McGinnis slapping the bass.
The band played an impressive charismatic combination of new songs from Kings and Queens with some of the classics like “Big House,” “Get Down” and “Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus,” offering a little something for everyone.
Max took some time to talk to the crowd about his journey and time after leaving DC Talk and how he found his way back to finding his faith.
It has been a moving, personal, energetic tour that anyone who’s a fan of Christian music in any way should be checking out.