Dia Twitter announces headliner as alternative band Needtobreathe

By Ian Currie

The official Twitter feed for Diadeloso 2014 announced Friday that Christian alternative rock band Needtobreathe would be headlining the festivities on April 10.

Needtobreathe, from Seneca, S. C., has performed in Waco before, including at Common Grounds in November.
Waco sophomore Grayson Wolf said he is looking forward to Needtobreathe’s performance.

“I think it is a fantastic choice,” Wolf said. “A lot of Baylor students follow them.”

Needtobreathe has released four albums. A fifth album, “Rivers in the Wasteland,” is scheduled to be released on April 15, less than a week after its performance at Diadeloso.

The band has won various awards from the Gospel Music Association of America, including Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year in 2013 for “Keep Your Eyes Open.”

Their song “More Time” from the 2007 album “The Heat” was featured in the film “P.S., I Love You.”
Palestine senior Hayley Abernathy said she is also a fan of the band.

“It makes me excited,” Abernathy said. “They are a band pretty much everyone likes, so I’m sure it is going to make for a great Dia.”

On Diadeloso, or “Day of the Bear,” students are given the day off to take part in many university-organized events.

Examples of the events include tug of war, ultimate Frisbee and basketball.

There will also be various musical performances.

Other musical acts will be released at a later date.

Diadeloso is organized by the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce.