It was a year ago when doctors first told me to come home from tour. I had what’s called a giant cell tumor, developing in my tibia bone below my right knee. Everyone was awesome, from the guys in the band, to Dustin from Finding Favour filling in for the rest of the tour. Our unofficial band member Scott Mills filled in for a Christmas tour. Fans let me know their support with prayers and kind words.
Surgery went well. 3 months of crutches, rehab and I was back at it this Spring with B429 and FF5. I got to run in the Hands and Feet Run For Love in Nashville and really felt great. It had been an incredible year and I’m not taking anyone, anything or any day for granted.
Just a few weeks ago I went for my 9 month follow up and was told that the tumor was back. I was shocked. This didn’t fit into my little box of “problem, pray, fixed.” But there’s a verse I clung to all last year, and I’m clinging to it still.
“The righteous person faces many troubles,
But The Lord comes to the rescue each time.
For The Lord protects the bones of the righteous;
Not one of them is broken!”
– Psalm 34 : 19-20
So there you have it. Many troubles. Plural. But God is bigger each time. My bones still haven’t broken.
I’ve been booked in for surgery on Tuesday, October 14th, the day after Canadian Thanksgiving. This is a blessing that I’ve got a date so quickly. Unfortunately this means I’ll be missing the Thank God For Something Tour. But I wanted to thank you for your continued prayers and for a great year. I’m excited to get through this battle and share our new album Diamonds with you in 2015.
Until then – tweet me @danbiro
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!
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.
Update: Crutches for 1 more month, then I should be walking on my own again. Doctor impressed with flexibility & strength. Praise Jesus! #fb
— daniel biro (@danbiro) January 8, 2014
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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: http://bit.ly/HNMadeAlbum
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!
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.
Murray Hill Theatre
932 Edgewood Ave S
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
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