'Rock & Worship Road Show' To Launch March 2009
|Wednesday, January 14, 2009 || |
In one of the most anticipated tours of the spring, the "Rock & Worship Road Show" will launch on March 17th in Billings, MT. The diverse line up boasts current GRAMMY® nominee and multi-platinum band MercyMe, Award-winning and multi-Gold selling male vocalist Jeremy Camp and Hawk Nelson, as well as new and burgeoning bands Tenth Avenue North and Addison Road. The tour will hit over 20 U.S. Markets (see tour routing below).
Promoting the tour across the country, Rush Concert's Cliff Reiser is excited about this tour, remarking, "Our goal is to fill arena's around the country so people have the opportunity to hear the best artist's in Christian music and a renewing message about Christ. The Rock and Worship Road Show features 5 amazing artists that share this same goal. Our dream has become a reality - providing the best entertainment and a meaningful message for a price that everyone can afford, just $10 at the door."
With a $10 admission price, the "Rock & Worship Road Show" aims to be an event for fans of all ages, especially families. In addition to bringing a night of exciting performances, the tour is also dedicated to a bigger purpose: helping kids with juvenile diabetes via "Imagine A Cure," a non profit organization to support research that will lead to a cure. and those with medical needs around the world through Compassion International. For more information on "Imagine A Cure," go to: http://www.imagineacureonline.com/. For more information on Compassion International go to http://www.compassion.com
"We are all living in a new world today, and an economy that is affecting everyone around us," comments Bart Millard, lead singer for MercyMe. "We all wanted to be able to bring some family-friendly and Christ-centered entertainment that will uplift people and not break the bank. We are really excited to get out on the road with all of these acts. It's going to be a blast!"
Since their debut in 2001, Grammy-nominated, American Music Award and multiple GMA Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold over 5 million units in CD and DVD sales, including "Almost There", nearly triple platinum, "Spoken For," which is approaching platinum sales, and the RIAA Gold certification for "Undone," the MercyMe Live DVD, and "Coming Up to Breathe". Their latest, "All That Is Within Me," entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 15 and sold an impressive 83,626 units, the most they've ever sold in a project's first week.
MercyMe is one of few Contemporary Christian music groups to have had all of their recordings certified Gold or Platinum, as well as garner 19 multi-format #1 Christian radio singles, and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with "I Can Only Imagine," (No. 4 AC/top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), "Here With Me" (No. 4 AC), "Homesick" (top 10 AC), and "So Long Self." In 2008 the band was named R&R's Christian AC Artist of the Year, and as one of the industry's most notable talents, MercyMe has sold out venues including Radio City Music Hall and has been seen on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel's Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS' Early Show, and on the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard, and more. For all things MercyMe, please visit: www.mercyme.org
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