Newsboys Announce Tour Dates For Fall Leg Of Highly Successful "God's Not Dead Tour"
Before they wrapped the spring leg of their highly successful 60-city God's Not Dead Tour, Newsboys announced the extension of the tour through the fall of 2012. Hitting 35+ cities across the U.S., the fall leg of this much sought after tour will kick off September 20th in Johnson City, TN and wrap in San Antonio, TX on November 18th.
Joining Newsboys on the fall leg will be Building 429 (Provident Label Group) and Luminate (Sparrow/EMI). Compassion International will continue their highly successful partnership with Newsboys in raising awareness and sponsorships for children overseas during the tour.
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Over the course of the sellout tour this past spring, the Newsboys' God's Not Dead Tour impacted thousands of lives, both locally and internationally, making it one of the most in-demand nights of worship, praise and celebration. Nearly 5,000 children were sponsored through the partnership with Compassion International, while 3,200 people pledged to be "Second to One" through I am Second. Testimonies poured in following each show, and thousands more indicated their desire to give their lives to Christ after hearing a message of hope from evangelist Bob Lenz of Life Promotions.
As they ready for the fall tour, Newsboys continue to perform this summer at festivals and one-off dates, performing many of their biggest No. 1 hits such as "God's Not Dead" and "Born Again." Fans will also be able to hear "Your Love Never Fails," Newsboys' next radio single going for adds date at Christian radio the end of August.
Newsboys' God's Not Dead Tour Dates:*
20 - Kingsport, TN at Higher Ground Baptist Church
21 - Marietta, GA at Jim R. Miller Park
23 - Forrest City, AR at East Arkansas Community College
27 - Erie, PA at Warner Theatre
28 - Lancaster, PA at Calvary Church
29 - Findlay, OH at Hancock County Fairgrounds
30 - Madison, TN at Cornerstone Church
03 - Spokane, WA at INB Performing Arts Center
04 - Kennewick, WA at Toyota Center
05 - Bellingham, WA at Christ The King Community Church
06 - Redmond, WA at Overlake Christian Church
07 - Tualtin, OR at Rolling Hills Community Church
08 - Central Point, OR at Lithia Ampitheater
12 - Kokomo, IN at Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene
13 - Battle Creek, MI at Kellogg Auditorium
14 - Mishawaka, IN at Bethel College
19 - Columbia, SC at South Carolina State Fair
20 - Lucedale, MS at Lucedale City Park
21 - Corinth, MS at Crossroads Arena
25 - Morgantown, WV at Chestnut Ridge Church
26 - Johnson City, NY at First Baptist Church of Johnson City
27 - Gorham, ME at University of Southern Maine
01 - Panama City, FL at Marina Civic Center
02 - Ocala, FL at First Baptist Church
04 - Oviedo, FL at First Baptist Church
09 - Lincoln, NE at Lincoln Berean Church
10 - Eden Prairie, MN at Grace Church
11 - Aurora, IL at Aurora Christian School
15 - Oklahoma City, OK at Crossroads Church
16 - Houston, TX at Reliant Arena
17 - Ardmore, OK at Heritage Hall
18 - San Antonio, TX at Trinity University
*Dates and supporting acts are subject to change
This GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning band has sold close to 8 million units, has garnered five Gold albums and 28 No. 1 radio hits. With the 2010 release of Born Again, its first week out was the largest street week of their careers. They sold an astounding 45,311 units and hitting No. 4 on Billboard's overall chart, charting above new releases from such artists as Justin Bieber, Sting and M.I.A. Its self-titled single topped the charts for 8 weeks, gaining close to eight million impressions to date. The CD also garnered three No. 1 hits.
Newsboys released their most recent CD on November 15, 2011-the highly anticipated project, God's Not Dead. This rock-driven worship album finds front man Michael Tait and his band mates who've played together for two decades - Jeff Frankenstein (keys), Duncan Phillips (drums), and Jody Davis (guitar) -with some of today's most widely church-embraced modern worship anthems as well as several original and never-before-released worship songs written by some of today's biggest worship songwriters. It's title song, "God's Not Dead," topped CHR's charts for seven weeks in a row, as well as hitting No. 1 at AC Radio.
Renown for their heart-pumping live concerts, the tight knit Newsboys unit continues to headline gigs in the U.S. and around the world. Just last year they captured the headlining slot on the world's biggest tour, the Winter Jam Tour, playing to more than half a million people. Stay tuned to Newsboys.com for the most updated tour dates and latest information on the band.
About Compassion International:
Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works holistically through local churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children - enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating-four stars-for nine consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top one percent of all charities. Compassion.com.
About Building 429:
Building 429 first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit "Glory Defined," which was named BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was also named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards.
The band has since amassed a dedicated fan following and developed its own touring brands "Winter Blast" and "Summer Blast." In the fall of 2011 the band went from a 30-city "Sounds of Hope" co-headlining tour with Leeland straight into the 47-city Winter Jam arena tour in 2012, reaching audiences of more than 500,000.
Building 429 released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins, Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes' Christian & Gospel Albums chart, while its title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and top 5 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart. The follow up single, "Made For You," reached the top 5 on the CHR chart and most recently "Where I Belong" held at No. 1 on Billboard's National Christian Audience chart and AC Monitored for 11 weeks. For more information on Building 429, visit Building429.com.
Tyler, Texas-based pop/rock band Luminate launched its first full-length, Dove Award-nominated Sparrow Records debut, Come Home, last year to wide critical acclaim. Luminate's passionate, stirring and worshipful songs encourages listeners to seek the redemptive purpose of God in their lives, even sparking Rhapsody to name the band the No. 1 Christian/Gospel pick of 2011. All Music Guide calls Luminate a "dynamic force" and Gospel Music Channel shares that the band's songs "are undeniably catchy and inherently hopeful." A festival favorite, Luminate is gearing up for its sophomore album, Welcome To Daylight, to release August 28th. For all the latest on Luminate, see luminatemusic.com.
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