@KearneyGood questions you posed. Beyond 5 was hosted by the LDS church
but not funded by them. The community concerts they put on were free to the
public and the band performed at several firesides, youth conferences and
devotionals as well. The band paid for the service tour through money raised
from donations. The band also brought thousands of books with them to donate to
youth groups throughout Asia. I'm not sure what part of this amazing tour
smells odd to you but it was incredibly successful and the band touched many
lives, and their own lives will never be the same.
Might want to check your facts, Zac Love is actually from utah.
"In fact, the five singers raised the money to be able to come on tour this
summer."I thought this tidbit was interesting, too. Their
Indiegogo campaign said they were raising money for a "missions trip" to
Asia. This whole thing smells odd.
My friend attended this concert with his two children in Taiwan and we had a
long conversation afterwards."Behind the scenes and before the
curtain, members from local LDS wards would help get the performers ready for
each concert."Not only did members help them get ready for the
shows, they were actively advertising the shows at the LDS church buildings, and
even passed out tickets during church on Sunday and had posters of the band hung
up in the church buildings. Not only that, but when my friend got home, he
noticed that on the bottom of one page of the all-Chinese language concert flyer
was some English text: "This event co-hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints." We both wondered how this nobody band, admittedly
formed only a few months ago, was able to get the full muscle of the LDS Church
behind them in marketing, advertising, and promotion, especially when they are,
basically, a secular band. My friend said that at the show he attended there was
nothing spiritual or Gospel-related mentioned! The local missionaries were even
allowed to attend but they left because no one was talking to them.
We saw them in Taiwan. It was a good show. Lots of screaming girls, guys
scratching their heads, but fun all the same.
to Formergerb"we can't wait to see them in concert in
SLC!"But, Will they be opening for 1 direction or co-headlining?
We had a chance to see these boys perform on the Great Wall of China! They were
incredible and we can't wait to see them in concert in SLC! They are
releasing a music video on Monday and an album on 2 November. Thanks DNews for
writing about these amazing young men!