18-City Fall Tour Kicks Off Sept. 15 Tickets On Sale Now In Most Markets
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 7, 2017 – Chart-topping, Dove Award-winning band The Afters and award-winning songwriter Jason Gray have announced the “Live On Forever” Tour this fall with special guest David Dunn. Presented by Prison Fellowship International, the fall tour kicks off Sept. 15, and is slated to hit 18 cities during the months of September and October.
The “Live On Forever” Tour supports The Afters’ latest same-titled album release, which recently generated the band’s sixth No. 1 single, “Shadows,” topping Billboard’s Christian Rock Chart this summer. Live On Forever released in the fall of 2016 and also garnered a GMA Dove Award nomination for Rock Contemporary Song of the Year and a Dove Award in the Short Form Video of the Year category for its title song.
Jason Gray is touring in support of his current album, Where The Light Gets In, which debuted at No. 5on Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums Chart last summer, giving Gray the highest album debut of his career. The album features the hit single “Sparrows,” along with Gray’s Top 15 radio single “Glow In The Dark.”
Tickets for “Live On Forever” Tour dates are on sale now in most markets. Additionally, a special VIP ticket available for most shows includes premium seating or early entry, and a pre-show artist Q & A. For details and ticket links, visit www.TheAfters.com.
LIVE ON FOREVER TOUR – FALL 2017 * Dates and venues subject to change without notice. Additional dates to be added.
SEPTEMBER 15 Downingtown, PA – Hopewell United Methodist 16 Syracuse, NY – CNY Crossroads Inspiration Hall 17 Danville, KY – The Showroom 20 Iowa Falls, IA – Bill Riley Band Shell (free concert) 23 Dickinson, ND – Trinity High School 24 Maple Plain, MN – Christ Lutheran Church (free concert) 29 Selma, TX – River City Community Church
OCTOBER 1Wentzville, MO – First Baptist Church of Wentzville 4 Zanesville, OH – Dixie Classic Fair 10 Lake George, NY – Lake George Forum 11 Montgomery, NY – Goodwill Church 12 Auburn, ME – East Auburn Baptist Church 13 New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Theatre
ABOUT THE AFTERS Texas-based, four-piece band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean.” “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award. The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be a sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.” The band’s third record Light Up the Sky bolstered two No. 1 radio hits, as well as placements on “The Biggest Loser” (NBC) and “You Deserve It” (ABC). A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters. Their fifth studio album, Live On Forever, released in Sept. 2016. For more information, visit www.theafters.com.
ABOUT JASON GRAY Jason Gray is an award-winning Christian music artist, who is considered one of the most prolific writers in the industry. His latest album, Where The Light Gets In, was released in June 2016 and achieved Top-5 status on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. His 2014 album Love Will Have The Final Word gave Gray his first No. 1 AC radio hit, “With Every Act Of Love,” which also made the Top 10 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay Chart. Gray’s previous two projects, A Way To See In The Dark and Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, delivered the talented singer/songwriter five Top Five singles in a row, with “Nothing Is Wasted” becoming his first No. 1 single at radio (Inspo). Gray has won two ASCAP Performance Awards, for “More Like Falling In Love” (2011) and “Good To Be Alive” (2012). He remains active on the touring circuit, having shared the stage with such major artists as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day and TobyMac. Gray headlined his With Every Act Of Love Tour in 2014, along with his popular Christmas Stories Tour from 2012-2016. He will be releasing a digital EP of his popular Youtube acoustic series, before joining The Afters for their fall Live On Forever tour and then headlining his Christmas Stories tour. For more information, visit www.jasongraymusic.com.
ABOUT DAVID DUNN David Dunn hails from Texas and after graduating in engineering from Texas Tech University, he spent 13 months in Africa doing mission work where it became clear that he would pursue music full-time. After appearing on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” he released his debut album Crystal Clear in 2015 on BEC Recordings. His debut album produced the Top 20 radio hit “Today is Beautiful.” Dunn now calls Nashville home and has had the opportunity to write with some of the Christian community’s finest songwriters, many of whom he collaborated with on his sophomore release Yellow Balloons, a synth-soaked pop album boasting heavy beats and honest, heartfelt lyrics. For more information, visit www.DavidDunnMusic.com.
ABOUT PRISON FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL Prison Fellowship International is the largest, most extensive association of national Christian ministries working in the criminal justice field. Founded in 1979 by former Nixon aide Charles Colson, Prison Fellowship International is dedicated to communicating the redemptive love and transforming power of Jesus Christ by mobilizing 45,000 volunteers to help alleviate the suffering of prisoners and their families, and advance restorative justice in 120 countries. Since 1983, PFI has been in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Prison Fellowship International helps rescue children of prisoners–the innocent victims of crime–by pairing them with dedicated caseworkers who monitor and ensure their safety, health, education, and spiritual and emotional well-being. PFI’s Child Sponsorship Program connects caring sponsors with each child, further building the one-to-one connection, to provide love and community to children who are too often forgotten. For more information about Prison Fellowship International, visit www.pfi.org.