13-City Arena Tour Launches Nov. 30 Presented by Compassion International
Follows Release of New Christmas Recordings from Both Artists
Tickets On Sale Aug. 25 In Most Markets
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 21, 2017 – GRAMMY® award-winning artists Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY announced today they will join forces this holiday season on A Glorious Christmas Tour. Presented by Compassion International, the tour marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these two critically-acclaimed, top-selling Christian acts share the stage at Christmastime for an incredibly theatrical, versatile and moving performance – sure to become one of the most anticipated events of the 2017 Christmas season. The exclusive, 13-city arena tour kicks off Nov. 30, in Austin, Texas, and travels to major markets across the U.S., including Houston, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and more, before wrapping up in Atlanta on Dec. 17.
A Glorious Christmas Tour will launch on the heels of brand new holiday offerings from both Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY. Casting Crowns will release the EP It’s Finally Christmas (Beach Street/Reunion) on Oct. 20, while A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas LIVE (Word Entertainment), recorded live by the duo in Phoenix, Ariz., is slated for an Oct. 27 release. Brand new songs from these projects and previous holiday recordings, as well as some of their biggest hits, will be showcased through the dynamic, powerful performances that have endeared both Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY to millions of fans worldwide, setting the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience.
“To us, the holiday season is the most magical time of the year, celebrating the most beautiful attributes of humanity – family, gift giving and God descending to earth as a baby boy,” say for KING & COUNTRY’s Joel and Luke Smallbone. “It’s ours and Casting Crowns’ hope that these 13 concerts, spanning across the USA, will help usher in for us all… a truly Glorious Christmas.”
“Christmas has become clouded with so many different distractions that it’s easy for us to forget to stop and take time to think about the true meaning — how God saved the world through his Son, and the humble way in which he came,” says Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall. “So we are excited to head out this Christmas season and share the stage with our good friends for KING & COUNTRY, as we celebrate what is genuinely glorious about this time of year. It’s going to be an incredible night of fun, worship, and plenty of ‘wow’ moments. We’ll be singing some familiar songs, but our hope is that folks might hear some of them as though it’s the first time, and recapture the real heart of Christmas.”
Ticket information for A Glorious Christmas Tour may be found at http://christmas.forkingandcountry.com or www.castingcrowns.com/tour. In most markets, a special fan pre-sale offer will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 23, with tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 25. A special $5 discount offering “best seats at lowest price,” is available until Sept. 1. A special VIP ticket package called “Premium Floor Seats with Artist Experience” is also available in most markets, featuring premium floor seats, early entry and a pre-show Q&A with the artists.
A GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS TOUR – 2017
* Dates and venues subject to change without notice.
Nov. 30 Austin, TX Cedar Park Center
Dec. 1 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
Dec. 2 Houston, TX Berry Center
Dec. 3 Dallas, TX College Park Center (Casting Crowns only)
Dec. 5 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 7 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Dec. 8 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Dec. 9 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Dec. 10 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
Dec. 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Dec. 15 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Dec. 16 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
Dec. 17 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
For current concert and ticket information, visit www.castingcrowns.com/tour or http://christmas.forkingandcountry.com.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, four RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and six GRAMMY nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations. Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 25 plus years in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
ABOUT for KING & COUNTRY
Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of two-time GRAMMY award-winners for KING & COUNTRY. The Australian duo raised expectations with the release of 2012’s Crave, winning Billboard’s “New Artists to Watch” for 2012, and has since sold three quarters of a million albums and just this year topped the 100,000,000 mark in total streams of their music. Their sophomore effort, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., garnered unanimous critical praise with a No. 1 debut on iTunes, a headlining tour in 2014 and a 60-date arena tour during the Spring (2015). They have performed on numerous national network programs including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Today Show, The View and The Tonight Show and have had songs featured on the Emmys, The Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football, U.S. Open, and more.
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 26 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.9 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. For more information, visit www.compassion.com.