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Christian band Thousand Foot Krutch brings rocking energy to multi-artist Winter Jam concert in Oklahoma City

Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch promises to “inject the rock” into the 2014 Winter Jam concert set for Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
BY CARLA HINTON Published: January 31, 2014

When Thousand Foot Krutch gave away free music to fans in 2012, the complimentary song was a gesture of thanks for supporting the Christian rock band.

The song, “War of Change,” also was an anthem of sorts for the group's album “The End Is Where We Begin,” said Trevor McNevan, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for TFK, as he calls it.

McNevan said the track “War of Change” helped convey the transition the band was undergoing at the time, just as it helped band members demonstrate their independence after leaving the record label EMI.

“It was just kind of about life at the time and things that I think are very relatable to people,” McNevan said during a recent telephone interview.

“It's not always bands and record deals and all that stuff but just change in general that can be a painful and powerful and exciting thing in our lives. Nobody essentially likes change, but it can be a great thing — sometimes we have to fight our way through it.”

Thousand Foot Krutch, made up of McNevan, Joel Bruyere on bass and Steve Augustine on drums, will be in Oklahoma City for the 2014 Winter Jam concert Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Christian rockers from Canada will perform along with a multifaceted group of recording artists including the Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North, NewSong, Plumb, Lecrae and Colton Dixon. Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Derek Minor will perform at the iDisciple App Pre-Jam Party.

McNevan said fans can expect a high-energy show during Thousand Foot Krutch's portion of Winter Jam.

“We definitely inject the rock into this show,” he said.

McNevan, who lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife, Erin (the other band members still reside in Ontario), said the band will mix the set up a bit, performing some older songs as well as some of their newer tracks. All of the acts at Winter Jam have to find a balance in what they offer because of the lengthy lineup, he said.

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