Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Press Release: Hawk Nelson Frontman Jason Dunn Departing For Solo Project

BIG news in the Christian music industry today... Jason Dunn, frontman for Hawk Nelson, is stepping down from the band to work on his solo project Lights Go Down! Here's the official press release below. What are you thoughts on this?

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- After nearly a decade with Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn will depart the GRAMMY® and Dove Award nominated group on May 15th. Dunn plans to release his first solo project under the name Lights Go Down later this year.

Dunn spent the last few months recording at Profile Studios in Vancouver, B.C., with RIAA Gold-accredited record producer Steve Kravac (Blink 182, MxPx, Less Than Jake). Tentatively titled Abandon Progress, information about the album’s release date and label and distribution plans are forthcoming.

Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Hawk Nelson signed to Tooth and Nail Records in 2004, and to date have recorded 5 full-length albums selling in excess of 600,000 units. A compilation album, The Songs You’ve Already Heard: Best of Hawk Nelson, is scheduled for release on March 27, 2012.

"I will miss playing music on stage with my friends, but really looking forward to the future with Lights Go Down,” says Dunn. “I wish Hawk Nelson the very best with their future endeavors."

For more information, follow Lights Go Down on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. *GASP* but i'm actually kind of excited about lights go down. sssh, don't tell the hawk nelson guys ;)

  2. Crazy shocking news for me! I was SO surprised by it. Interested in seeing where Hawk Nelson goes after his departure.

  3. It is a real sad news to see no new music from Hawk Nelson. I loved music from Hawk Nelson as it was real awesome music. I will enjoy the music from Lights Go Down when I hear it.

  4. I was shocked! Last guy I thought would leave HN.


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