Co-headlining trek runs throughout Dec
Two of the most successful touring acts in Christian music are partnering for a one-of-a-kind co-headline tour this December. Premier Productions, Rush Concerts and World Vision present Chris Tomlin X MercyMe: A Winter Tour.
“After years of incredible friendship, I am so excited to announce that I am hitting the road with MercyMe this winter for the first time!” Tomlin shares. “For me, there is no better way to close out 2022 than to come together and celebrate God for all he has done, is doing, and will continue to do in each of our lives… And since it will be December, there may just need to be a ‘flurry’ of Christmas songs in the night, hope to see you there!”
“Finally! I can’t tell you how many times MercyMe and Chris Tomlin have talked about touring together,” adds Bart Millard of MercyMe. “We’ve been friends for many years and we’re so excited that it’s finally happening. These nights are going to be special and truly a tour you do not want to miss.”
Tickets for the tour will go on sale Friday, October 7th at via Ticketmaster. Fans can sign up to both artists’ fan clubs for pre-sale details.
Tomlin will embark on the Chris Tomlin X MercyMe: A Winter Tour just after the close of his 35-city tour with United, named by Pollstar as a “Top 10 Worldwide Tour.”
Earlier this month Tomlin released a new full-length worship album, Always. The project contains 13-tracks all of which were co-written by Tomlin except for the historical and beloved hymn “Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful” which features Steffany Gretzinger. With the project, he surges forward from leader to legend in the worlds of gospel and contemporary Christian music. The album’s title track is Tomlin’s current radio single and is a nod to Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” The project was produced by Ben Glover, Jeff Sojka, Bryan Fowler, Ed Cash, Jonathan Smith and Dave Haywood of Lady A co-produced “The Answer.”
On October 18th, Tomlin and Erica Campbell will co-host the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. The show will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app on October 21st at 8 pm ET and 10 pm ET.
On October 21st, MercyMe will release their 11th studio project, Always Only Jesus, a 10-song collection filled with the musically inventive, lyrically substantive songs that have always been the bedrock of their career, including the instant grat track “To Not Worship You,” as well as the project’s first single, “Then Christ Came.” Currently playing on 80+ stations, the track is No. 17 on the Billboard AC monitored chart, and No. 8 on Billboard’s AC Indicator chart. “Then Christ Came” follows an impressive streak of 48 No. 1 radio singles that have not only fueled MercyMe’s 28-year career, but also helped define the landscape of contemporary Christian music.
MercyMe is set to share new music from the project, as well as plenty of fan favorite chart-topping hits, when they return to Red Rocks for one night only, October 17th. The engagement will mark the band’s second time to headline the iconic venue. Days later they will head out on a 19-city tour with guests Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp through mid-November.
Chris Tomlin & MercyMe 2022 Tour Dates:
Dec 1 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Dec 2 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
Dec 6 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
Dec 8 – Macon, GA @ Macon Coliseum
Dec 9 – Huntsville, AL @ Probst Arena
Dec 10 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Dec 11 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
Dec 13 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center