Newsboys (sometimes stylized as newsboys) are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. They have released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified gold. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait formerly of DC Talk, keyboardist and bassist Jeff Frankenstein, drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips, and guitarist Jody Davis.
God’s Not Dead was released 15 November 2011. Their newest live album, title Live in Concert: God’s Not Dead, came out on 22 October 2012. In the same year they released their single “The League of Incredible Vegetables” for the VeggieTales video of the same name. The band released their 16th studio album Restart on 10 September 2013. The “Restart Tour” ran from 20 September to 27 October 2013. The band is also a part of the Winter Jam Tour 2013 from November 2013 through March 2014.
The band appeared in a sequence for the film God’s Not Dead, released in 2014.Michael Tait expressed excitement about the film to The GLobal Dispatch during an interview, saying that “The movie is powerful because of the whole stance of it…just trying to prove God’s existence…sharing the gospel, living the lifestyle, changing the mindset of people around them in this college, in this university.”Duncan Phillips added in a similar interview that “Disney’s Shane Harper plays a college student whose faith is challenged by his professor, played by Kevin Sorbo from Hercules. Dean Cain from Superman is in it, too. so we got to hang out with a bunch of superheroes. The movie raises a lot of questions and a lot of eyebrows from a culture that questions if there is a God.
The band then embarked on the “We Believe Tour”. They performed at the BigChurchDayOut 2014. In 2015, the Newsboys started the “We Believe God’s Not Dead Tour”.