Atlantic Records/Word Entertainment’s Jason Castro is ready to heat up the final run of the Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular “American Bible Society Pre-jam Party.” Joining previously announced special guests Fervent recording artists Chris August and Sidewalk Prophets, Castro will be warming up the stage for Christian Music favorites Francesca Battistelli, KJ-52, Kutless, NewSong, RED, The David Crowder Band and The Newsboys and speaker Tony Nolan. He will embark on this nationwide tour beginning on February 17 in Baton Rouge, LA.
On the heels of the tour news, Castro’s latest single “You Are” cracked the Top 10 this week at Christian Radio landing in the No. 9 spot on Billboard’s Christian/AC Indicator Chart. “You Are” is the lead single from his current release Who I Am, a unique collection of songs; featuring five fresh along side five fan-favorites from his incredible debut album produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles) and Ian Eskelin (All Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Remedy Drive).
With his rich tenor voice, distinctive looks, and endearingly innocent charm, Castro won over millions of viewers as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a third-place runner-up finish. The 23-year-old Texan released his self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records in 2010, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and spawned the international hit “Let’s Just Fall In Love Again” — a No. 1 single in Norway, Singapore, and The Philippines. While touring in support of the album, Castro felt the urge to write a batch of new songs about his Christian faith, several of which are included on his current release Who I Am.
Jason Castro “Winter Jam Tour Spectacular” Tour Dates
2/17/2011 Baton Rouge LA Baton Rouge River Center
2/18/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Arena
2/20/2011 Kansas City MO The Sprint Center
2/25/2011 Bossier City LA CenturyTel Center Arena
2/26/2011 Oklahoma City OK The Ford Center
3/3/2011 Columbus GA Columbus Civic Center
3/4/2011 Knoxville TN Thompson-Boling Arena
3/6/2011 Memphis TN FedEx Forum
3/10/2011 N. Charleston SC N. Charleston Coliseum
3/11/2011 Columbia SC The Colonial Center
3/12/2011 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
3/13/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena
3/17/2011 Reading PA The Sovereign Center
3/18/2011 Roanoke VA Roanoke Civic Center
3/19/2011 Fayetteville NC Crown Coliseum
3/20/2011 Norfolk VA Norfolk Scope
3/23/2011 Saginaw MI The Dow Center
3/24/2011 Evansville IN Roberts Stadium
3/25/2011 Cincinnati OH Cincinnati Gardens
3/26/2011 Champaign IL Assembly Hall
3/27/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena
3/31/2011 Ypsilanti MI EMU Convocation Center
4/1/2011 St. Charles MO Family Arena
4/2/2011 Springfield MO JQH Arena
4/3/2011 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center
For additional information on Jason Castro, visit http://www.jasoncastromusic.com/
About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Point Of Grace, Mark Schultz, Sidewalk Prophets and Chris Sligh and is home to Word Distribution, Word Print, 25 LIVE, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records and Fervent Records.