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Posted on Jul 27, 2012

Israel Houghton Featured on ABC’s The View

Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Israel Houghton appeared on ABC’s “The View” live yesterday as part of a The King’s Men tour group interview and performance.  In a television first, Israel, along with friends Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp, performed a medley of their best-known songs on the same stage for the “The View” audience.  The appearance was in support of the national The King’s Men tour launching Sept. 16 and produced by Live Nation Entertainment (see full tour itinerary below). The tour marks the first time these four GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar award-winning artists have toured together.During the show, co-host Sherri Shepherd asks, “Israel, you have released 11 Christian music albums over 15 years – we sing a lot of your worship songs in church – and for the very first time you got a chance to record with your daughter Mariah.  How was that?”

Israel affirms that it was a special moment, recalling the recording of the song for his first live recording in five years with New Breed, Jesus At The Center, releasing Aug. 14.  “One of the songs we did was an old Bob Dylan song, ‘To Make You Feel My Love,’” says Israel.  “My daughter sang it with this purity – she’s 15-years-old, almost 16 – and it was amazing to look out and see 16,000 people all crying.”

To watch the whole interview and performances of ABC’s “The View” featuring “The King’s Men” and Jamie Grace, go to

Israel & New Breed’s Jesus At The Center follows two back-to-back Billboard Top 200-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning solo studio albums for Houghton.  Recorded live over four days in front of more than 29,000 worshippers at Houston’s Lakewood Church, the Jesus At The Center double-CD, 18 song album with three additional studio singles features Israel & New Breed returning to their roots, delivering new anthems for the modern day church. More information is available at

The King’s Men Tour itinerary follows (tickets for the tour are on sale now at

DATE                         CITY                           VENUE

Sun, Sep 16                 Phoenix, AZ                 Comerica Theatre

Wed, Sep 19                Los Angeles, CA          Gibson Amphitheatre

Sat, Sep 22                  Concord, CA               Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Tue, Sep 25                 Dallas, TX                   Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie

Wed, Sep 26                Houston, TX                Reliant Arena

Fri, Sep 28                   Atlanta, GA                  Chastain Amphitheatre

Sun, Sep 30                 Miami, FL                    AmericanAirlines Arena

Tue, Oct 02                  Tampa, FL                   USF Sun Dome

Thu, Oct 04                  Norfolk, VA                 Constant Convocation Center

Sat, Oct 06                  Washington DC            Verizon Center

Sun, Oct 07                  Philadelphia, PA           Liacouras Center

Tue, Oct 09                  Cleveland, OH             Wolstein Center

Wed, Oct 10                Chicago, IL                  United Center

Fri, Oct 12                   Detroit, MI                   Fox Theatre

Sun, Oct 14                  Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center


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