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New CD Across The Earth: Tear Down The Walls Bows on May 26


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April 17, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. (April 17, 2009) – Sydney-based worshippers Hillsong United return to the U.S. this spring and summer for a cross-country tour that includes visits to 20 cities between and built around the May 26 release of their brand new CD and companion digital songbook Across The Earth: Tear Down The Walls.

Across The Earth: Tear Down The Walls is United’s first new live CD since 2006. The CD features 12 tracks, including 11 new songs of Hillsong United’s signature power pop/rock brand of worship. A sample can be found at where a free song and song chart can be downloaded.

Produced by the Hillsong Church team of Michael Guy Chislett, Andrew Crawford and Joel Houston, the track listing for Across The Earth:Tear Down The Walls is:

1. “Freedom is Here” (written by Reuben Morgan, Scott Ligertwood)
2. “No Reason To Hide” (written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston)
3. “More Than Anything” (Joel Davies, Braden Lang)
4. “King of All Day” (Dylan Thomas)
5. “Desert Song” (Brook Fraser Ligertwood)
6. “Oh You Bring” (Matt Crocker)
7. “Tear Down The Walls” (Joel Houston, Matt Crocker)
8. “Soon” (Brook Fraser Ligertwood)
9. “You Hold Me Now” (Reuben Morgan, Matt Crocker)
10. “Arms Open Wide” (Sam Knack)
11. “Your Name High” (Joel Houston)
12. “Yours Forever” (Joel Davies, Braden Lang)

Hillsong, whose “Mighty To Save” is nominated for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year at the 40th Annual Dove Awards (slated for April 23 in Nashville), launched the first of 20 U.S. appearances on April 15 in Seattle, Wash. The band’s stops include a sold-out worship night at the Nokia Theater (home to American Idol Finale show) in Los Angeles on April 20, a guest appearance at the first-ever West Coast Catalyst Conference on April 23 and participation in the Willow Creek Conference in Chicago in June. Hillsong also hosts its own two-day Encounter conferences in Los Angeles and Miami in August.

The tour thus far includes:
4/19 Phoenix, Ariz
4/20 Los Angeles
4/23 Irvine, Calif. (Catalyst Conference West)
5/26 Orlando, Calif.
5/27 Atlanta, Ga.
5/29 Birmingham, Ala.
5/30 Nashville, Tenn.
6/1 Washington, D.C.
6/2 Boston, Mass.
6/3 Virginia Beach, Va.
6/5 New York
6/6 Toronto
6/8 Grand Rapids, Mich.
6/9-10 Chicago (Willow Creek Conference)
8/21-22 Los Angeles (Encounter)
8/24 Denver, Colo.
8/25 Dallas
8/28-29 Miami (Encounter)

Updated tour details for Hillsong United can be found at and

The Across The Earth: Tear Down The Walls CD and digital songbook will be available in Christian retail stores beginning May 26 and also online at or



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