NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 4, 2021) – Grammy award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating the beginning of summer with the announcement of new music and a new tour. On July 2nd, Chris will release the Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP and on August 13th will kick off a 13-city amphitheater tour with Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, and special guest Cody Carnes. Tickets are on sale to the public on Friday, June 11 at 10am local time at christomlin.com and fans can sign up for the exclusive pre-sale now HERE.
“Over the last year I’ve come to realize that I have taken for granted the ability to gather together as the church in worship,” shared Chris. “Ever since I was young, I have felt a calling on my life to help give people a voice to worship God and for me, I can’t think of a more critical moment in time for us to come back together and worship… unified and as one voice. Worship is more than a concert, it’s about your soul connecting to God, it’s eternal and an opportunity to join in everlasting praise. To not only worship outside amidst God’s creation but to do it alongside some of the most influential worship leaders in the church right now is something I am honored to be a part of. This is truly going to be a moment of impact and one we will never forget.”
On the heels of the success of Chris’ #1 debuting album Chris Tomlin & Friends, which currently has over 150 million global streams and had two songs featured in Spotify’s Viral 50, Tomlin is set to release a follow up EP. The album included Chris’ second longest running #1 song “Who You Are To Me” featuring Lady A that topped the charts for six consecutive weeks, and debuted at #6 on the Country Billboard Albums chart. The Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP is set to release on July 2nd and will feature superstar artist collaborations which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
“As we are coming out of this unique moment in history, my prayer for everyone as they listen to these songs is that they feel encouraged, uplifted, and be reminded that ‘the greatest of these is love’,” said Chris. “It is with great anticipation that we head into this summer with the announcement of the tour and the upcoming release of the EP, knowing that it’s going to be filled with new memories and powerful encounters with the living God.”
Chris previously spoke to Billboard about the friendships he built while making Chris Tomlin & Friends and his hope to take a step towards breaking down walls and smashing up the genres. The project featured 13 tracks with some of country music’s biggest superstars, including executive producers Florida Georgia Line, Lady A and Thomas Rhett as well as Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young in addition to Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Blessing Offor and We The Kingdom. Chris performed one of the tracks of the project, “Thank You Lord”, which featured Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, on the Today Show and The Late Late Show with James Corden as part of promo for the album.
As one of the most successful Christian touring artists today, Chris will launch the amphitheater tour this August which is currently slated for 13 cities running through September 3. Chris’ headline tours have sold-out venues everywhere, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks and many more. Additional touring plans will be announced in the coming weeks. For up-to-date touring information go to www.christomlin.com.