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Newsboys Donate Over 3,000 FREE Concert Tickets To First Responders

By February 8, 2017News

The 2017 Love Riot Tour Makes Stops In More Than 50 Cities

(High Point, N.C.) Feb. 7, 2017 – Grammy® Award nominated, Platinum-selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour.

In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-day “Buy One, Give One” special offer.

“We want to start a LOVE RIOT and blessing these First Responders is a way to help change the world,” said Michael Tait, lead singer for the Newsboys.

During these two days for each ticket purchased, one will be donated to a First Responder through the non-profit organization Serve & Protect.

“At a time when the law enforcement community needs encouragement, the Newsboys’ tribute to the First Responder community is a beacon of hope,” said Robert Michaels, CEO and founder of Serve & Protect. The non-profit organization’s mission is to locate and facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals with symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome, addictions or both.

The Love Riot Tour kicked off last weekend and will stop in more than 50 cities nationwide. The “Buy One, Give One” initiative is one more way to give back to the community through music.

“As the tour promoter, we have the privilege of working closely with the Newsboys and seeing the heart of this band,” said Robyn Klass, marketing director with Premier Productions. “We are thrilled that many First Responders and their families throughout the country will get to be a part of the Love Riot Tour!”

Love Riot Tour Dates:
Feb 9 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
Feb 10 Santander Arena Reading, PA
Feb 17 Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Salisbury, MD
Feb 12 Crown Center Theatre Fayetteville, NC
Feb 16 Cross Insurance Center Bangor, ME
Feb 17 Palace Theatre – Albany Albany, NY
Feb 18 Mohegan Sun Arena Wilkes Barre, PA
Feb 19 Salem Civic Center Salem, VA
Feb 23 Central Community Church Wichita, KS
Feb 24 The Oil Palace Tyler, TX
Feb 25 United Wireless Arena Dodge City, KS
Feb 26 Fort Smith Convention Center Ft. Smith, AR
Mar 2 L.C. Walker Arena Muskegon, MI
Mar 3 Palace Theatre – Columbus Columbus, OH
Mar 4 The Capitol Theatre Wheeling, WV
Mar 5 The Whiting Flint, MI
Mar 9 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS
Mar 10 Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
Mar 11 Christ United Myrtle Beach, SC
Mar 12 Times-Union Center – Moran Theater Jacksonville, FL
Mar 16 First Baptist Raytown Kansas City, MO
Mar 17 Central National Bank Center Enid, OK
Mar 18 Andrews County Expo Andrews, TX
Mar 19 Laurie Auditorium – Trinity Univ San Antonio, TX
Mar 23 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
Mar 24 El Paso County Coliseum El Paso, TX
Mar 25 Centennial Hall – Univ of Arizona Tucson, AZ
Mar 26 San Diego Civic Center San Diego, CA
Mar 30 Warnors Theatre Fresno, CA
Mar 31 Bayside @ Adventure Roseville (Sacramento), CA
Apr 1 Valley Bible Fellowship Bakersfield, CA
Apr 6 Ford Idaho Center Nampa, ID
Apr 7 ShoWare Center Seattle, WA
Apr 8 The Pavilion at Oregon State Fair Salem, OR
Apr 9 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Apr 20 Canton Memorial Civic Center Canton, OH
Apr 21 Prairie Capital Convention Center Springfield, IL
Apr 23 Chester Fritz Auditorium Grand Forks, N
Apr 27 Knoxville Civic Auditorium Knoxville, TN
Apr 28 Celebration Church Richmond, VA
Apr 29 Timmons Arena – Furman Univ Greenville, SC
Apr 30 Freedom Hall Civic Center Johnson City, TN
May 4 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville, AL
May 5 Pensacola Bay Center Pensacola, FL

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About Newsboys:
Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. They have released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified gold. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait formerly of DC Talk, keyboardist and bassist Jeff Frankenstein, drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips, and guitarist Jody Davis. In addition to performing music, the band have appeared in the films God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2.

About Serve & Protect:
Serve & Protect is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that facilitates trauma services for public safety professionals and their families. We provide 24/7 confidential help in locating real solutions for real problems, addressing the invisible wounds and emotional scars related to Post Traumatic Stress. Founded by Robert Michaels, who served with the 229th Military Police Battalion VANG, and Norfolk Police on patrol and as a detective, we provide services with a boots on the ground understanding of the job. Michaels serves as Chaplain for the FBI Memphis Division, State Chaplain for the TN FOP State Lodge, and 2nd VP for Morris Heithcock FOP Lodge 41, TN.

About Premier Productions:
Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian live events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – Christian music’s Largest Annual Tour! Premier promotes award-winning tours and artists such as –  OUTCRY Tour, Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Newsboys, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Gaither Homecoming, Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe and others!

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