HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Everything matters for a group that got its start at Huntington University three years ago. Their faith, their music, their message.
And now the Christian pop-rock group Attaboy is taking that point to the streets this March and April with their “The Everything Matters Tour” sponsored by Huntington University.
The tour, which also features fellow pop-rock group News From Verona, kicks off on March 16 in Greenwood, Ind., and brings with it a purpose – one they want to share with the nation.
Each night, the bands will present service opportunities through Compassion International, an international child sponsorship program, and Love Can’t Be Baht, an organization that brings awareness to human trafficking. They will also invite local service agencies to present at each venue.
“The whole goal is for students to be aware of different opportunities where they can serve,” said Attaboy guitarist and HU graduate Jeff Edgel. “If nothing else, we want to get exposure to these different opportunities.”
“The concept behind ‘The Everything Matters Tour’ stemmed from our song, ‘Everything Matters.’ We live in an era where meaning is hard to come by and lots of things are taken for granted. Our hope is to encourage people through song and opportunity that everything we do and every choice we make really does have a lasting impact,” said HU graduate and vocalist Matt Siewert. “At the very least, if we get to the end of this tour and have people re-evaluating how they relate to others or allocate their resources or spend their time, then I think we will have accomplished something valuable.”
Attaboy got its start in the halls of Huntington University, playing chapels and Spring Break concerts, but soon after, the band exploded with three CD releases, five tours and a song on the Billboard's Christian CHR Top 30 chart.
“Without question, I can say my time at Huntington has shaped who I am both personally and spiritually,” Edgel said. “It has shaped who I am today.”
With a new tour about ready to begin, Attaboy is not slowing down. The recent addition of Siewert has brought a new flavor to their music and a bright future for this band.
“Joining Attaboy is one of the best things that has ever happened to me,” Siewert said. “Sure, there are days when it's hard work and I wonder how I'm going to balance it all. But this is what I was created to do. And I have the privilege of doing it with some pretty great guys.”
To learn more about “The Everything Matters Tour” and upcoming tour dates, visit www.theeverythingmatterstour.com