Rapture Ruckus to headline concert

March 10, 2014

PLAINVIEW – Christian recording artists Rapture Ruckus will headline an outdoor concert at Wayland Baptist University’s Moody Marsh, in front of Harral Auditorium between the library and the Moody Science Building, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Admission is free and open to the public.

The concert is being held in conjunction with Wayland Baptist University’s Big Weekend, a college preview weekend for high school juniors, seniors and college transfer students. The concert will feature special guests Abandon and Ryan Stevenson, part of the In This Together Tour 2014.

The New Zealand band quickly made a name for itself, debuting at New Zealand’s Parachute Music Festival with a unique blend of rock and hip-hop. Rapture Ruckus broke festival records for highest-selling debut act. Signed to a recording contract in 2004, Rapture Ruckus has recorded three albums, winning critical acclaim for their 2007 release “I Believe.”

The band has since signed with a U.S. recording company based in Nashville and released its first U.S. album, “Rapture Ruckus,” in 2010. The first single to be released in the U.S. was “Hold On,” a song written by the band’s leader, Brad Dring, responding to his friend’s battle with cancer, depression and a failing marriage. The song brings a message of God’s promises, regardless of life’s situations and circumstances.

For more information, contact Wayland Baptist University’s Office of Admissions at 806-291-3500.