BREAKING: Hillsong Worship Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Scandal
The popular Christian band “Hillsong Worship” out of Australia-based megachurch Hillsong is canceling its U.S. tour with “Casting Crowns” and “We The Kingdom.”
Hillsong Worship made the announcement Wednesday that they asked Premier Productions if they could bow out of the tour days after a Discovery Plus docuseries called “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed” hit the streaming platform.
“We are so sorry,” the band said. “Whilst we are deeply disappointed to have to make this difficult decision, we do feel that is the right one at this time in our history and the decision that, for us, requires the most faith.”
The members of Hillsong Worship are either on staff or volunteers at local Hillsong campuses as the church is “walking through some difficult days and navigating significant change.”
“Our community is hurting but hope-filled,” they said, adding that church leadership believes the cancelation is best for the team’s “health and well-being.”
“Now is the time for us to humbly seek the Lord, to grieve in hope and to heal in community, together,” they said.
The band shared the Bible verse Ephesians 3:20-21 with their statement: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”— Hillsong Worship (@hillsongworship) April 6, 2022
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The tour kicks off on April 22 in Tupelo, Mississippi and ends on May 18 in Greenville, South Carolina.