Buy Israel Houghton Tickets
Israel Houghton Tickets
The origins of faith make for a story that is more intriguing than what many modern writers of fantasy might be able to conjure up. Just take the name Israel for example. Though apparently it has been understood over the centuries to be simply the name of the Jewish kingdom of yore, it is actually derived from the conjugation of the deities, Isis, Ra and Elohim. Israel Houghton has made it his life's mission to invoke the worshipful power of this ancient trinity through his gospel musical crusade. He has been singing this pantheon's praise for more than 15 years now and is an active member of the Joel Osteen ministries, serving as the worship leader at the ministry's Lakewood Church located in the city of Houston. Claim some Israel Houghton tickets now to chime along with him on his praiseworthy symphony.
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Israel Houghton's birth is somewhat miraculous, in the same tradition as the immaculate conception of numerous deities such as Horus, Mithras and Dionysus and of course Jesus aka "Jehovah is salvation". Israel's mother became pregnant with him when she was seventeen and so her being a Caucasian teen mother carrying a child of an African American male was considerable cause for concern and taboo back in 1971 in the Midwestern region of Waterloo in Iowa. Israel's maternal grandfather impressed upon his daughter to have an abortion and get on with her life. However, Israel's mother persevered through the odds and was ostracized from her immediate family for choosing to keep her baby, even losing the support of the baby's father right before Israel's birth. Furthermore, she had started using drugs and was on the verge of having baby Israel taken away from her on the pretext of her being an unfit mother. But, according to Israel, she was approached by a Christian lady who exhorted her to hang on and that help was close at hand.
Israel Houghton became involved in worship ministry full-time whilst he was still in his teens. His powerful singing voice was noticed early on whilst playing music in a church somewhere in Phoenix and he ended up leading worship. After a few years, Israel also founded his own preacher venture by the name of New Breed Ministries with his wife Melissa in 1995. He immediately set about bringing some world class Christian musicians and vocalists on board and started touring throughout the US. His debut release Whisper it Loud was followed by Way of the World in 1997 and established him as a rising sensation in the genres of Christian and gospel music. His next pair of album releases, namely New Season and Nueva Generacion came about at the onset of the new millennium, marking the first releases under the brand of Israel & New Breed put out by Sony. The label was also responsible for releasing the follow-up Real in 2002.
Israel Houghton's first live album ‘Live From Another Level’ was released in 2004 on both a CD format as well as DVD and clinched a pair of Stellar Awards, namely "Male Vocalist of the Year" for Israel and "Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year". The record also claimed Dove Awards for the "CD of the Year" and "Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year" for its track "Again I Say Rejoice". This was followed by another live offering the next year, Alive in South Africa, that contained music recorded during a concert in Cape Town for 8,000 devoted attendees. The album received the Grammy in the "Best Traditional Gospel Album" category in 2006.
The rest of the 2000s saw the release of A Timeless Christmas, A Deeper Level and The Power of One, with both latter albums receiving Grammy Awards for "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The 2010 release Love God, Love People picked up Israel's fourth Grammy and the third "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" on in 2011. Israel & New Breed had also performed at the 2007 and 2008 Annual Grammy Award ceremonies, accompanying Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin respectively. Israel has also toured with Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp as part of the Three Kings tour. So book some Israel Houghton tickets now for taking part on a Christian crooning session to renew your faith with lyrical love and holy harmony.