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NEWS: Tenth Avenue North Announces Spring Tour with Hawk Nelson and I AM THEY

By December 17, 2015News

Tenth Avenue North Announces The Continuation of The  “All The Earth is Holy Ground” Tour With Special Guests Hawk Nelson And I AM THEY

First Tour on the West Coast For The Band Since 2012

HG-TOUR-POSTERNASHVILLE, TENN. (DECEMBER 17, 2015) Tenth Avenue North announces their spring leg of the “All The Earth Is Holy Ground” with special guests Hawk Nelson and I Am They. The 30+ city tour, with more dates to be announced, is sponsored by Compassion International and will kick off on February 18 in Lake George, NY. This tour includes dates on the West Coast, the first time the band will head west since 2012. See the complete list of tour dates below.

This tour follows the successful fall leg with more than 53,000 people in attendance, over 1,000 Compassion sponsorships and will continue the message of Tenth Avenue North’s studio release, Cathedrals. This album is a collection of songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact we are not alone. It is this release and idea behind the album that has inspired the title and theme behind the fall and upcoming spring tour.

“We believe that the dwelling place of God isn’t a building. It’s the people,” shares frontman Mike Donehey. “With that thinking, there’s nowhere that is a ‘secular’ place; the person’s mere presence makes it a sacred place. The idea is to fight the misconception there are ‘spiritual’ jobs and normal jobs in life. Our works don’t make us righteous, but our faith does. And works are a response to that gift. Thus whether you’re a pastor or plumber or lawyer, anything you do can be re-imagined as ministry if you do it to serve others and glorify God. And God’s spirit no longer dwells in buildings, but in us.”

Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, bassist Ruben Juarez, keyboardist Brendon Shirley and guitarist Jeff Owen have forged a unique sound that has made them one of the Christian music’s most successful young bands. In the spring of 2014, Tenth Avenue North crossed the one million mark for records sold and continues to build its strong fan base by achieving more than one million likes on Facebook.

About Tenth Avenue North:
Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) made their national debut in 2008 with Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and “Hold My Heart.” Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year.  The band gained further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.” In November 2014, the band released their fourth studio project, Cathedrals, with the first radio single “No Man Is An Island.”

About Hawk Nelson:
This powerhouse, pop rock band has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson (Fair Trade Services) has released seven studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It’s the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, Crazy Love, Made and Diamonds). Their most recent release, Diamonds, produced the No. 1 radio single “Drops In The Ocean,” where it spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart. Hawk Nelson has been awarded two Canadian GMA awards, multiple GMA Dove Award nominations as well as a JUNO nomination. The band’s music has been featured on NBC, MTV, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. Their music has been used with special promotions for American Idol, the NFL, Nike, JCPenny’s, Olympics, NHL and Michelle Obama’s “Big Day Out” 2011 campaign.

About I AM THEY:
I AM THEY (Essential Records) made their national debut in January 2015 with their self-titled album, which produced the group’s lead single, “From The Day.” The members of the band came together from several different churches in Carson City and first performed together at Solomon’s Porch; a regular worship event bringing believers together from all over the city. The group was discovered at a Spirit West Coast festival “Battle of the Bands” where they won an opportunity to come to Nashville and have a song produced and recorded. In their short career, I AM THEY has already made their mark in the Christian music arena having opened for Matthew West, Chris August, Matt Maher, Brandon Heath, Big Daddy Weave, to name a few.

2/18 – Lake George, NY
2/19 – Getzville, NY
2/20 – Port Huron, MI
2/26 – Fort Myers, FL
2/27 – Thomaston, GA
3/3 – Joplin, MO
3/4 – Omaha, NE
3/5 – Jefferson, WI
3/6 – Muscatine, IA
3/10 – Andrews, TX
3/11 – Alamagordo, NM
3/12 – Phoenix, AZ
3/13 – Santa Ana, CA
3/17 – Roseville, CA
3/18 – Brentwood, CA
3/19 – Palmdale, CA
4/5 – Casper, WY
4/7 – Montrose, CO
4/8 – Colorado Springs, CO
4/9 – North Platte, NE
4/10 – Dodge City, KS
4/15 – Elida, OH
4/16 – Oswego, IL
4/17 – Hermitage, TN
4/22 – Battle Creek, MI
4/24 – Attica, IN
4/29 – Corpus Christi, TX
4/30 – Hidalgo, TX
*dates subject to change / more dates to be added


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