Evangel Downtown presents the Union of Sinners and Saints. Some of the most requested songs in Christian music come from Petra and Whiteheart.
The Union of Sinners and Saints will be in Fort St. John at the Alliance Church Saturday, February 24, 2018. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. January 15 at www.energetictickets.ca or in person at Systems Sound Source.
Tickets are only $25 (plus fees) for adults and $15 (plus fees) for youth and seniors. For group tickets, contact Evangel Downtown at (250) 785-3386.
The Union of Sinners and Saints will feature members from 2 of the best selling Christian Rock Bands of all time. Selling over 12 million records between them, with more than 25 #1 songs, and with over 15 Grammy and 40 Dove nominations and awards, they will perform many #1 songs like Beyond Belief, Independence Day, The Coloring Song, The River Will Flow, Hit You Where You Live, and Desert Rose.
Schlitt says, “The idea of a new project really intrigued both of us. With our histories, it only made sense to feature Petra and Whiteheart favorites along with some of the new songs we were writing in the studio.” Thus, the name The Union of Sinners and Saints (U.S.S.) Smiley adds, “John and I got together last fall and started writing some songs and discussed both of our histories and journeys. After seeing the chemistry and friendship that developed, we were excited with the new material we were creating, and started brainstorming about taking this out on the road this year.”
The Union has compiled a medley of four of those songs: Fly Eagle Fly and Desert Rose by Whiteheart; and Coloring Song and Just Reach Out by Petra. John Schlitt, Billy Smiley and Jason Fowler perform new “unplugged” versions of these songs in one ten minute medley.