Says vocalist Mac Powell, "We've wanted to do a worship album for quite a while but have been waiting for the right time. NOW is that time! I believe this is the best batch of songs that we have ever recorded!" Bass player Tai Anderson adds, "Lead Us Back is a call to worship not just for our audience but the band as well. Why now? We're ready for these songs. We're ready to feel God's spirit fall afresh on all of us again."
The group's previous worship albums, Offerings – A Worship Album in 2000 and Offerings II – All I Have to Give in 2003, have been the two biggest selling albums of the band's career to date. "I think the essence of Third Day music," says drummer David Carr, "has always had a thread of worship to it, whether we've classified an album as worship or not. Though we are confident in the direction we took on previous albums, we felt it was time for us to revisit the emotion and heart that comes through when the songs are unabashedly directed to God."
Long known as Christian music's premier live band, the Atlanta-based Third Day has performed for audiences reaching into the millions all around the world. The group has been featured on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "60 Minutes," ABC's "Nightline," and written about in USA Today, the New York Times and Billboard magazine – a cover story which called Third Day "one of the best rock bands, period."
Tickets for the March 3 Beacon Theatre performance go on sale November 21. The band will also embark on a 2015 worldwide tour in support of Lead Us Back – dates to be announced.