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The Afters Are Stoked to Be Heading Back Down Under

The GMA Dove Awards winners will be joined on stage by Aussie singer songwriters Paul Colman and Nathan Tasker.

By Justin RouillonWednesday 26 Jun 202496five BreakfastMusicReading Time: 2 minutes

Main Image: Josh Havens (centre) told 96five his band The Afters can’t wait to play for Australian audiences (supplied).

The last 12 months have seen Christian music fans spoilt for choice, with Riley Clemmons, Jeremy Camp, We Are Messengers and for KING + COUNTRY taking to stages across Australia.

And when for KING + COUNTRY appeared in front of almost 10,000 fans at the Entertainment Centre, it became the biggest Christian music event in south east Queensland since Toowoomba’s Easterfest festival ended almost a decade ago. 

If you’ve attended one, or all those shows, and you’ve got the urge for more live music, you’re in luck!  And just like those Easterfest days, it’s going to require a bit of a road trip! 

Early July will see US band The Afters touring south east Queensland with a couple of Aussies in tow. 

Nathan Tasker will open for The Afters at both their Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba concerts, while Paul Colman winds the clock back, heading up the range to join the show in Toowoomba. 

Josh Havens is the lead vocalist for The Afters and told 96five’s Ken & Nicky that the band was excited to be heading back to Australia. 

“It’s going to be so good to be back – we’ve always loved our experiences in Australia and everyone was so wonderful to us. We’ve been friends with Paul Colman for many years, and we’re just so excited he can join us on stage.” 

The Afters had a swag of radio hits including Never Going Back to OK, Light Up the Sky, Every Good Thing and Battles, and have achieved over 1 billion streams across their career. 

The band were named New Artist of the Year at the 2006 GMA Dove Awards, winning again in 2009 (Rock Album of the Year) and 2016 (Short Form Video of the Year). 

Don’t miss your chance to see The Afters, Paul Colman (Toowoomba only) and Nathan Tasker this July. 

Sunshine Coast:

  • Sunshine Coast tickets available here
  • Date: Thursday July 4th, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Meridan Community Church, 70 Springs Dr, Meridan Plains QLD 4551
  • Support Act: Nathan Tasker


  • Toowoomba tickets available here
  • Date: Saturday July 6th, 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Venue: HumeRidge Church of Christ, 461 Hume St, Kearneys Spring QLD 4350
  • Support Acts: Paul Colman and Nathan Tasker