Some of the brightest rising stars on the Christian rock scene arrive Tuesday for the local stop of their Pages Tour, so named for the journal in which headliners Shane & Shane penned many of their lyrics. The Shanes — last names Barnard and Everett — perform in support of their latest studio album, Pages, their first in almost three years. It's full of more of the earnest, acoustic-based, shiny contemporary pop-rock that has made the duo wildly popular on the college campus ministry circuit. The lead single, "We Love You Jesus," is already receiving heavy rotation on Christian radio.
Coheadliner Bebo Norman, meanwhile, is no slouch in the accolades department either. He hails from Nashville, and there's a bit of that city's influence in his work, mostly midtempo rock ballads driven by soulful piano and Norman's smoky croon. His latest album, Between the Dreaming and Coming True, was released in September 2006, but his upcoming solo Christmas album will be available for presale during the tour.