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Thank God For Something Tour

We’re going on tour this fall and we’re bringing our friends JJ Heller and Finding Favour! Watch our tour video below and keep checking back here for dates.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As the four of us spend time with our individual families, I’m reminded of our collective family known as Hawk Nelson.

What a privilege to stand beside these honorable guys and team! We have been together through so much change and uncertainty this year. The release of MADE marked the beginning of a new chapter for us, and what a chapter it’s turning out to be. WORDS was so well received, Billboard just announced that it is the #5 Top Christian Song of 2013.

We’ve already heard many stories of how our new single ‘FAITHFUL’ has touched people’s lives and helped them through the rough patches and struggles in which we all find ourselves occasionally.

For me personally (Daniel), this song has been a constant reminder of God’s Faithfulness. Undergoing major surgery on a tumor in my leg this fall, these lines could not ring more true:

“No matter how many times I break,
You always promise to keep me safe…
You are Faithful.”

The story of Christmas, is the story of His Faithfulness. To all mankind. It’s a beautiful reality and my hope is we all can cherish this season together in spirit.

Thank you, to each and everyone of you for your continued support this year. We are excited to pursue more touring in 2014, and of course, new Music that will help us all grow closer to God.



A special post from Daniel (Updated)


Win 2 free tickets – What does “United” mean to you?

Here’s your chance to win 2 free tickets to a show on our fall tour! Watch the video below and then start posting! Make sure you use the hashtag #unitedwestandtour on Twitter and Instagram!

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MADE has arrived!

We’re so excited to tell you guys that our new record “Made” has finally arrived! The quickest place to purchase the album right now is on iTunes. Here’s a link:

To all those who preordered and kicked Hawk Nelson – we’re so grateful for your support! To all the new fans – we’re so glad you’re here!

This journey is just beginning!



MADE CD Release Show – Jax, FL

Hey guys,

The release of our brand new album “Made” is just a few weeks away! We’re gearing up for a big CD release show on April 2nd in Jacksonville, FL at Murray Hill Theatre. We hope to see all of you from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and…well…anywhere else! Let us know what city you’re coming from in the comments section below. We’re so excited to get this album out and so incredibly thankful for your love and support.


Ticket Info:
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Show Info:
Murray Hill Theatre
932 Edgewood Ave S
Jacksonville, FL

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Stream the entire new album immediately when you pre-order!

Stream the entire new album immediately when you pre-order:

If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter lately, you can probably see how excited we are about this new record. Made is the culmination of a lot of hard work and love and we are so proud of how it turned out. While we can’t let you guys have the record until April 2nd (rules are rules), we CAN let you stream the entire thing online!

So if you preordered through our website OR if you preordered by kicking us last year on kickstarter, then you’re in! We will be sending out a special email very soon that explains how to access the stream.  For those of you who haven’t yet preordered our album, what are you waiting for??!?!  Anyone who buys one of the preorder packages from our website will also get access to the stream.  We are so glad to be able to share this with you a little early.  A valentine’s gift from us to you  :)

Love HN



Words Single Release

It’s official!  Our newest single “Words” is available now on iTunes!  We’ve seen a lot of tweets lately that you guys are hearing it on radio.  Keep it up!  Let us know where you’re hearing it.  We’re so excited for these next few months as we gear up to the new record!  There will be a lot more coming soon, so keep checking Facebook and Twitter!





Words Story Behind The Song Video:


Words Lyric Video



I just made the final lyric tweak on the last song written for MADE.


What a journey it’s been, this past year. So many unexpected twists and turns. God has been so faithful…. it’s amazing to look back and see what He’s done. So much to marvel at. Terrifying and wondrous at once.

This year I became an uncle for the very first time, and finally began to understand what’s to love about a baby.

This year I watched my sister battle cancer and and somehow still hold onto both her joy and her hair.

This year my wife and I moved from the suburbs into the big city and we feel closer to our friends than ever before.

This year the band I’ve been a part of for nearly a decade, and I expected to see laid to rest, was miraculously given a fresh start, full of new hope, new purpose, and new excitement.

This year God brought new relationships and ideas to life.

This year was hard, but it was so good. We always long for the mountains, but mercifully, God doesn’t spare us the valleys. That is where we grow. Growth, the painful, awkward process of becoming more than you were.

I did a count last night.

I wrote and co-wrote exactly 50 songs for this record. 50. I can hardly believe it. 12 will be on the record. The other 38 are the ones that got us there. The 38 are just as important as the 12. The 38 are the valleys. They’re the hard days. The days I doubted myself. The days I wondered if we were going to make it. They’re the days that reinforce God’s goodness. We need those days, so when He works it all for good in the end, we can stand back and say… “Thank you God, look what you’ve done. You are God. “

Or, as our manager, Ryan, likes to say….

“If every day was good, you wouldn’t know it.”




Hawk Nelson signs to Fair Trade Services – Album MADE releasing 4.2.13


Hawk Nelson (L to R) Jonathan Steingard, Justin Benner, Daniel Biro | Photo Credit: David Molnar
NASHVILLE, TENN. –December 11, 2012 –Fair Trade Services announces the signing of Hawk Nelson to their acclaimed roster. Hawk Nelson is set to release their sixth studio album titled Made on April 2. In support of their new single “Words,” which will be going for adds at radio December 26, the band is featuring their lyric video on GodTube today.  Click here to hear the brand new Hawk Nelson song.
Earlier this year, Hawk Nelson underwent a line-up change as former front man Jason Dunn left the band to pursue his solo career.  Longtime Hawk Nelson guitarist Jonathan Steingard transitioned into the front man position and now the band is a trio with bassist Daniel Biro and drummer Justin Benner.
Daniel Biro, who co-founded the band ten years ago, has grown with Hawk Nelson this last decade and believes all of the change has resulted in an honest and God-breathed product. “This time around,” says Biro, “we’re going through all of this emotional change, physical change, and God breathed some new songs that channeled all those feelings and doubts and emotions into these lyrics.”
As much change as Hawk Nelson has undergone in the last year, new lead singer Jonathan Steingard explains the DNA of the band is still the same. “We’re still that high energy band that a church or youth group would book if they want to have a fun youth night,” says Steingard. We want to take what we’ve been and not leave it behind, but grow it a little bit and hopefully be a lot more intentional about what we’re saying.
“This intentionality shines through the two central songs on the album: “Words” and “Made.” Steingard wrote “Words” with Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real) and Seth Mosley, the producer on the album. The song, and first single, is product of a conversation Steingard had with Hamitt and Mosley. “We were talking about how easy it is to forget how impacting we can be in the lives of the people around us just with our words,” says Steingard. As the lyrics explain, Words can build you up; words can break you down. / Start a fire in your heart or put it out.
“Words,” which features vocals by Bart Millard (MercyMe), is a response to “Made”—a building song, layered with fast-tempo strings, that speaks boldly to the listener during the chorus: You’re beautiful, wonderful, perfectly made. “The idea behind that song,” says Steingard, “is that when something is made instead of just happening, everything about it is on purpose and intentional. If we didn’t just happen, if we were created by someone who loves us and cares about us and has a purpose for our lives, then when we look in the mirror, we should be satisfied with what we see.”
So “Made” tells us we are on purpose, and “Words” encourages us to live life purposefully.
Fan involvement is Hawk Nelson’s specialty. Further proof of this is in how they raised funds for Made.It was a Kickstarter project—an online fundraising tool now often used for producing new records. Biro believes the Kickstarter success proves the power of the relationships this band has built with the industry and with fans over the years. And despite the new chapter of Hawk Nelson, he says, “Real relationships span the test of time, and those relationships have stayed in tact and those people have showed their support.”
Hawk Nelson has spent the last few weeks on the road on a radio promotional run sharing their new song and lineup with more than 30 stations across the nation.  Some of the markets and stations the trio visited included Nashville (WAY-FM, Salem Music Network, WFFH), Atlanta (WFSH), Charlotte (WRCM), Chicago (WONU), Grand Rapids (WAYG, WCSG, WJQK) and Minneapolis (KTIS).
The band will be announcing a spring tour soon in support of the new album.  Stay tuned for more details.
ABOUT HAWK NELSON: This powerhouse, pop rock band has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson has released five studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It’s the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, and most recently Crazy Love).
Crazy Love produced a three-week No.1 single with the title track at CHR radio. In 2010, Hawk Nelson was also awarded two Canadian GMA awards. In 2011, Hawk Nelson released a Christmas EP. This year, the band was honored with four GMA Dove Award nominations as well as a JUNO nomination.
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