Band Readies For Big Touring Year In 2016 – Hitting The Road With TobyMac And Headlining The WAY-FM For Kids Tour
21 December 2015 – Franklin, Tenn – “Impossible,” the No. 1 single from GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429, has been selected as one of the Best Songs of 2015 in the Christian/Gospel genre according to the editorial team at iTunes. The band’s album UNASHAMED, featuring “Impossible,” was also named one of the top 10 albums of the year. You can purchase “Impossible” and more from Building 429 by clicking here.
Supporting the September release of UNASHAMED, Building 429 headlined many of their own shows this year and appeared at numerous festivals across the country. Performing at 16 Women of Faith tour dates in 2015 and appearing before 160,000 people, Building 429 is scheduled to play at two more Women of Faith conferences in the new year – January 16 in Fairfax, VA and January 23 in Atlanta.
As previously announced, this spring the band will join TobyMac on his highly successful “Hits Deep Tour,” which kicks off February 18 in Baton Rouge and wraps in Moline, IL April 10. On April 21, Building 429 will headline the WAY-FM For Kids Tour, which is scheduled to hit 12 markets throughout the south and midwest. The WAY-FM For Kids Tour is sponsored by Compassion International.
“WAY-FM is excited to partner with Compassion on the ‘WAY-FM For Kids Tour’ coming this spring,” shares Lloyd Parker, Chief Operating Officer, WAYMedia. “As we were planning the tour, the name at the top of the talent wish list was Building 429 and we are so thankful that they are able to headline the tour. We expect hundreds of children to be sponsored through Compassion as a result of these concerts. Building 429, Colton Dixon and All Things New will make each show a great night!”
Tour dates, which are being added to daily, are listed below. For the most updated tour schedule, please visit Building429.com.
BUILDING 429/WAY FM FOR KIDS TOUR DATES*:
Apr. 21 – Huntsville, AL
Apr. 23 – Charleston, SC
Apr. 24 – Lexington, NC
Apr. 28 – Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 29 – Evansville, IN
May 1 – Dallas, TX
May 5 – Louisville, KY
May 6 – Nashville, TN
May 7 – Bowling Green, KY
May 12 – Panama City, FL
May 13 – West Palm, FL
May 14 – Tallahassee, FL
*All tour dates subject to change. Please visit Building429.com for the most updated information
About Building 429:
Building 429 – comprised of Jason Roy, Michael Anderson, Jesse Garcia and Aaron Branch – is well-known as one of today’s top artists due to their high-energy live shows, lyrically-driven and anthemic songs and their constant message of hope through Christ. Their latest release, Unashamed, released in September and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Album chart. The album’s first single, “Impossible,” made label history this spring by receiving an astounding 95 radio adds on its add date.
Their previous album We Won’t Be Shaken debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The strength of the album resulted in the band’s first GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The first single and title track became a multi-week No. 1 hit on the Hot AC/CHR chart and AC Indicator charts, had over 246-million accumulative audience impressions, and was nominated for a Billboard 2014 Music Award for Top Christian Song and K-LOVE 2014 Fan Award in the Group or Duo of the Year category. The second single from the GRAMMY-nominated album, “Press On,” reached No. 3 onBillboard’s Christian Singles Chart. For the second time in the band’s career, Building 429 was honored with a BMI 2013 Song of the Year award for “Where I Belong,” and the single garnered the group their first nomination from Billboard’s 2013 Music Awards for Top Christian Song. At the same time, the 2013 K-LOVE Fan Awards nominated Building 429 as Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
The group’s fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, released in 2011 and debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart. The title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single “Made For You” reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while the project’s third single, “Where I Belong,” was the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks. The RIAA Gold-certified single “Where I Belong” wasBillboard’s 2012 Christian Song of the Year, Christian AC Song of the Year, Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year.
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 recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.
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