ApologetiX in Little Rock, Austin, Green Bay
Thu., Oct. 31. 2002 11:55pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
Howdy. I'm writing you this email newsletter in the band van on the way to Cleveland, where we will catch a plane way too early Thursday on our way to Little Rock AR. This is our first trip to Arkansas, and our fourth to the Austin area. Special thanks to Sherland and the folks at KNLE Candle 88, who play ApologetiX parodies so often.
Last Saturday's concert in Rockton IL sold 1200 tickets for 1100-seat venue (yeah, that's the new math) and was sold out the day before the show. Sorry to any of you who didn't get tickets in time. We've had similar situations in Austin before, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP!
1.Concert in Arkansas Thursday
2.Concert in Austin TX Saturday
3.Concert in Green Bay Next Saturday
4.News from South Africa & the Philippines
5.Vote for ApologetiX to Appear at Creation '03 (You Could Win Free Tickets!)
6.Upcoming Concerts (Including NM, OH and Canada)
1. CONCERT IN ARKANSAS THURSDAY
Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 PM
$10 Advance, $12 door
WHITE HALL ASSEMBLY OF GOD
1205 McGeHee Road
White Hall, Arkansas 71602
Contact: Kenneth Swiger
2. CONCERT IN TEXAS SATURDAY
Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 general admin, $20 Artist's Circle $25 at the door
ROUND ROCK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -
sponsored by KNLE Radio
5800 A. McNeil Drive
CONTACT: Sherland Priest/ KNLE RADIO
"Candle 88" 512-257-8881
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Family Christian Store Highland Mall
FamilyChristianStore BradyoaksShopping Center
Family Christian Store/RutlandDrive
Ark of Austin Store
Good Books in Roundrock
KNLE Radio Station
Credit cards accepted at most stores
3. APOLOGETIX IN GREEN BAY NEXT SATURDAY
Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM
CUP 'O JOY COFFEE HOUSE
232 South Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54383
Contact: Jan Oettinger
4. NEWS FROM SOUTH AFRICA & THE PHILIPPINES
Here are two cool emails we recently received from ApologetiX fans abroad:
This afternoon one of our local stations, CCFM (a Christian station) aired your new CD Grace Period for the first time. Boy, did they give you exposure! The whole hour was just your CD - at least everytime I got into the car during that hour. It must be the only GP CD in South Africa - or at least the first. Well done guys! I still wish we could get you here! Regards Theo Marais and family Cape Town, South Africa
Dear Sir/s: Thanks for your music. I am teaching religious studies subject in Silliman University High School,Dumaguete City, Philippines. I played your music in my class and they were very much intrigued about it and your group. They enjoyed listening and interested to have copies of your CDs. Hope they kind find a store here where they can buy it. On my part, I learned to appreciate this kind of music through your work. Arnel Faller
5. VOTE FOR APOLOGETIX TO APPEAR AT CREATION 2003 (YOU COULD WIN FREE TICKETS!)
In 2000, ApologetiX played the main stage at the Creation East festival in Mt. Union, PA. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, with a second festival, Creation West, being held later in George, WA. Held annually since the 1970's, Creation has featured virtually every major Christian artist at one time or another.
Now you have a chance to send us back to Creation and to win two free tickets for yourself. Simply fill out the ballot at http://www.itickets.com/contest/creation
Since 2000, we have been asked countless times when we'll return to Creation, and we've always replied, "If Creation asks what artists you'd like to see, mention us."
In the past week, we received this email from Creation Concerts, the organizers of the festival:
"The Creation Festival would like you to help us in the artist selection process for this year's Creation Festivals east and west. We need to know whom you would choose. Who would you like to see on the stages at Creation 2003?
"For helping us, by completing the survey, your name will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a pair of Creation Tickets for this year's festival. Please complete the survey by entering your information in all of the required fields. Then hit submit. Winners will be selected and notified by Jan. 1st."
Click here to go to Creation Festival Survey Page: http://www.itickets.com/contest/creation
The best thing about it is nobody can vote more the once, so there's no ballot box stuffing. And you can vote for 10 different artists in order of preference. And you won't have to write us in; they've already put us on the ballot.
Actually, in 1999, we asked our fans to write letters to Kingdom Bound and Creation and let them know they'd like to see ApologetiX. Both festivals were flooded with mail, and soon after, we were invited to play at both festivals.
We're closing in on 20,000 subscribers to this newsletter, so ApologetiX fans can definitely make a difference. If you have a moment, please go to http://www.itickets.com/contest/creation I did, and it took me about two minutes (the majority of the time was figuring out what 10 artists to choose). Thanks!
6. UPCOMING CONCERTS (INCLUDING NM, OH, CANADA)
You can find all the details on these concerts plus concerts already scheduled for 2003 by clicking on "Tour info" at apologetix.com
Oct 31 - White Hall AR Nov 02 - Austin TX Nov 09 - Green Bay WI Nov 16 - Corpus Christi TX Nov 22 - TV Show, Ontario Canada Dec 06 - Toledo OH Dec 07 - Clarksburg WV Dec 13 - Artesia NM Dec 31 - Stanwood/Seattle WA
Watch for more concerts in 2002 to appear in upcoming newsletters!
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.