posted December 17, 2002

Jars of Clay to Perform Jan. 11

 Two-time Grammy-winning and multi- platinum-selling Christian musicians Jars of Clay will perform an acoustic show at Hope College on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Jars of Clay's self-produced and critically acclaimed recording, "The Eleventh Hour," has generated two number-one singles, "I Need You" and "Fly," and has been covered by media outlets such as the TV Guide Channel, The CBS Early Show, Music Biz Magazine, Teen People and both CNN's "Music on the Road" and "Headline News."

Jars of Clay released its first DVD, "11 Live: Jars of Clay in Concert," in mid-September. The DVD, also available on VHS, features two hours of performance footage, including a full-production concert set and an intimate acoustic set, plus behind-the-scenes interviews with the band.

The successful Christian band has also found success in the mainstream music business, without changing its Christian basis. The group has headlined at several festivals, and opened shows for Sting in the past year.

The concert is being sponsored by the Hope College Student Activities Office and Veritas Forum, and is part of the new Hope College Christian Music Series.

Tickets for Jars of Clay are $20 for the general public, and will go back on sale beginning Monday, Jan. 6, at the DeWitt Center Box Office, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DeWitt Center Box Office can be called at (616) 395-7890, and is located in the DeWitt Cultural Center on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the college's Student Activities Office at (616) 395-7882