Gospel artist, producer, songwriter, and worship leader Israel Houghton and the New Breed —commonly known as Israel and New Breed— are set to livestream a worship concert on Easter Sunday from Coachella Valley in California.
The event, which will take place outdoors with room to safely distance, will mark Houghton’s first performance in front of an audience of this size in over a year. Houghton has been hosting regular worship livestreams on social media including last November’s livestream/recording of Feels Like Home: The Quarantine Worship Experience, the debut project from his newly launched District 11 music label.
Released in late February, Feels Like Home (Volume 1) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart with Feels Like Home (Volume 2) set to release April 2. The new single “Accepted,” featuring guest artist Onaje Jefferson is now available. Both albums were recorded live in-the-round from Houghton’s family home in New York with New Breed and guests including Houghton’s wife and frequent collaborator, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton.
“Last year marked Israel and New Breed being together 20 years,” Houghton recalls. “We celebrated by doing Feels Like Home but it wasn’t with a crowd…just us. Easter at Coachella will mark our first time in 14 months to worship with a large crowd. We’re so excited to experience an in-person outdoor worship event together. We have so much to be thankful for!”
In addition to the Sunday livestream concert, the release of the new album will be celebrated in a takeover of “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” on Friday, April 2, with SiriusXM broadcasting an hour of live performances from the record at 12 noon EST and then again at 6 p.m. EST.
Additional information on the Easter Sunday livestream is available at FeelsLikeHomeConcert.com.
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: email@example.com