If you don't dip into the world of Christian pop music, you might not recognize the name The Newsboys.
That's OK. Christians and Christian-radio listeners do. And they're the ones who power The Newsboys to tour stops at places like the cavernous Hooker Creek Event Center at the Deschutes County fairground in Redmond.
That's where the veteran Australian band's “God's Not Dead!" tour will stop on Saturday night. And that's where you can expect to hear the group's long string of hits, including “Shine," “Entertaining Angels," “He Reigns" and “You Are My King (Amazing Love)." It's these hits that have sustained the band through 16 albums and three (!) lead singers.
If The Newsboys are your thing, you can probably sing each of those songs. If they're not, this whole brief probably reads like some sort of alternate reality.
The Newsboys, with Building 429, All Things New and Campbell; 7 p.m. Saturday; $20, $30 and $75, plus fees, available at Cornerstone Book & Gift (541-923-4372) in Redmond, Dairy Queen (541-385-6880) and Christian Life Center (541-389-8241) in Bend, the venue's box office, www.ticketmaster .com and 800-745-3000; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; www.expo.deschutes.org or 541-548-2711.