Planetshakers Celebrates their 20th Anniversary and Releases New EP, Legacy, Part 2: Passion, on July 14!
This four-song EP released by Planetshakers on July 14 marks their 20th anniversary! It’s recorded live with 20,000 worshipers during the 4-day Planetshakers Conference held this past April in Melbourne Australia to a full arena lifting up the Name of Jesus. This latest EP is the second of the band’s Legacy releases which will culminate in a full-length album releasing this September. Worship leader Sam Evans, who along with her husband Russell is one of the founders and Senior Pastors of Planetshakers Church, comments, “It’s a great privilege to be part of the legacy known as Planetshakers.
My favorite song of the four? Passion definitely and hands down! Within the first five seconds of this video you will see one very cool drumset. Oh yeah, the music….. take a listen:
If you’re like me, you want to get your Worship Team rocking this song too, so if you click HERE, you can get the chords for the song so you’ll be all set!
Legacy Part 2: Passion follows the spring release of Legacy Part 1: Alive Again, featuring songs recorded live in Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and precedes the release of the Legacy album (CD/DVD) this September. The new EP will be available through all major digital platforms with a pre-order available now at Legacy Part 2. The EP includes live audio tracks and corresponding videos for the songs Passion, Prophecy, We Speak Life and You Call Me Beautiful with worship leaders Joth Hunt, Sam Evans and Rudy Nikkerud.
20 years can be a long time, but in the life of Planetshakers it has flown by so quickly, it’s incredible to see what God has, is and will continue to do. Over 20 albums later, millions of people at live events across the world, Planetshakers are sold out for the mission more so than ever before; to empower a generation to win a generation. The method and some of the faces may have changed, but the mission has stayed on point – to encounter Jesus.
Founder and lead pastor Russell Evans shares “For 20 years we have been passionately lifting up the name of Jesus and releasing the sound of praise. It started with a God-inspired idea to start a conference called “Planetshakers”, we didn’t know what Planetshakers was, we just stepped out in faith and did it, from there we have seen the birth of a new sound of music, Churches, Bible College, television show and tours all over the world with millions of people being drawn closer to Christ. Jesus spoke the language of the day, but He also backed it up with power; power to heal the sick, see breakthrough and restoration in people’s lives. That’s why we do what we do, to set an atmosphere where people can encounter Jesus”. Planetshakers can’t keep this experience to themselves, and this passion, energy and spirit has been captured on Legacy, Part 2: Passion.
For more information on the music and ministry of Planetshakers, visit Planetshakers.com.
About Planetshakers: At its core, Planetshakers seeks first and foremost to pursue the presence of God. All expressions of Planetshakers, including Dove Award-nominated Planetshakers Band, which is known for worship favorites such as “Endless Praise,” “Nothing Is Impossible,” “This Is Our Time” and “The Anthem,” find their source in the local church. Planetshakers Church campuses are located in Melbourne, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Austin, Texas; Geneva, Switzerland and Singapore. In just over twelve years, Planetshakers Church in Melbourne has grown to over 14,000 members under the leadership of Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans. The husband and wife team also host Planetshakers TV, a 30-minute Christian television program broadcast in over 100 countries.
Planetshakers Church is further involved in numerous community and charitable causes, including prison ministry, student/anti-bullying programs, refugee outreach, disaster relief and welfare assistance. It recently helped bring significant social and spiritual reformation to villages in the African nation of Malawi, where poverty was defeated after seven years into a 15-year plan. It also partners with World Vision to assist in urgent humanitarian crises around the world, and runs Planetshakers College in Melbourne, which equips local and international students to impact their world for Christ.
About Integrity Music: Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name,” “I Am Free,” “How He Loves,” “Great I Am,” and “We Believe,” among others. Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.