Janelle’s U.S. Tour Provides Answers to Teenage Immorality, Parental Anguish
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RADWAY, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Janelle, one of the top Christian entertainers in Canada, will embark on her first extensive tour of the United States beginning later this month. Her Livin’ for Something Tour kicks off in early October and is scheduled to include approximately 30 stops over an eight-week period.
Parents across America were dismayed when a recent article from the August 2006 issue of PEDIATRICS revealed that teens who listen to music with degrading sexual messages are nearly twice more likely to have intercourse or participate in other sexual activities than those who do not. Janelle’s mission is to provide relevant, entertaining music that carries positive messages of purity and personal dignity for today’s youth, and to challenge teens to rise above the many temptations facing them in today’s complicated world. Parents will welcome Janelle as an alternative choice to other artists like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Eminem and Madonna.
A devout Catholic, Janelle sang for the late Pope John Paul II and close to one million people at the 2002 World Youth Day celebration in Toronto. She was chosen to record the World Youth Day theme song and performed with her band, ONE80, 26 times throughout the six-day gathering. Since then, she has toured Canada and New Zealand, bringing souls closer to Christ through her music and messages of modesty, chastity, courtship and purity. Janelle’s unmistakably unique and powerful voice belts out the encouraging truth of God’s love and grace with passion, confidence and conviction.
The winner of four prestigious music awards in Canada and the first Catholic artist to be nominated for a Juno Award, Janelle’s second album, Livin’ for Something, was released last year and quickly reached the top 10 on all Canadian Christian radio stations. One track from the album, “Believe,” became the No. 1 song for four months on Christian radio stations in Canada. Also in 2005, she released the single “Be Not Afraid (Open Wide Your Hearts)” in honor of Pope John Paul II, which resulted in great exposure on local radio stations and more than 25 radio and television interviews, including an appearance on NBC Dateline following the passing of the Holy Father.
Janelle’s Livin’ for Something Tour will take her to approximately 30 cities across the country. The tour will kick off in Montana before she makes stops in the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota. Janelle will also perform two shows in Washington, the nation’s capital.
Janelle’s debut album, New Day, was released in conjunction with the 2002 World Youth Day event and features a hit single by the same name. After cutting her first album, she was honored with several awards, including Best New Artist of the Year at the 2003 Vibe (now called Shai) Awards; Female Artist of the Year and Best New Artist at the 2003 Maja Awards; and Best Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 2003 Canadian Gospel Music Association’s Covenant Awards.