Nashville, TN - (22 FEBRUARY 2016) - Multi platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and THIRD DAY are set to share the stage this spring. Announced by Awakening Events and presented by Food For The Hungry, the 15-date tour will kick off in Little Rock, AR on April 14 and conclude in Cincinnati, OH on May 7. This unique tour will be the first time THIRD DAY and Chapman will share the stage together as one group, performing each other's hits and making it an unforgettable night of music.
Ticket pre-sales are already surpassing expectations, thanks to the fans who are expressing their support and excitement for this new concert experience. The official tour schedule is listed below.
"I can't tell you all how excited I am to be a part of a 'first time ever' tour experience with my buds from Third Day," shares Chapman. "Something we've been dreaming and talking about for years is finally happening... Third Day as my band and me as a member of Third Day...a true 'come together' experience for the both of us! It's gonna be a very special night for us and for the audience that gets to experience it with us."
THIRD DAY's Mac Powell adds, "We have done shows together in the past, but this will be the first time that we are actually on a full tour together. But the thing that I'm most excited about for this tour is I don't think anything like this has been done in the Christian marketplace where a solo artist and band got together and were onstage the whole time together playing each other's songs. That is what is so intriguing and attractive about this whole thing."
"SCC3D - THIRD DAY TOGETHER WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN" TOUR DATES:
4/14 - Little Rock, AR - The Church at Rock Creek
4/15 - Jackson, MS - Broadmoor Baptist Church
4/16 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheater
4/17 - Springfield, MO - Juanita K. Hammons Hall For The Performing Arts
4/21 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater
4/22 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
4/23 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center For The Arts
4/24 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre **JUST ADDED
4/28 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theater
4/29 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium **JUST ADDED
4/30 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/4 & 5 - Indianapolis, IN - Northview Church
5/6 - Clarkston (Detroit), MI - Mt. Zion *JUST ADDED
5/7 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
Most recently, THIRD DAY was nominated for the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards in the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song" category for their chart topping single "Soul On Fire." Since their self-titled debut album released in 1996, THIRD DAY has a total of four GRAMMY Awards and 12 nominations.
Additionally, the group will be featured in Sony Pictures Entertainment's Miracles From Heaven, releasing March 16. The film, starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah, will include THIRD DAY performing 2015 Christian Airplay Song of the Year "Soul On Fire" and their current single "Your Words."
After a successful "Lead Us Back Tour" in the fall with Brandon Heath, the group is kicking off the second leg of their "Lead Us Back Tour" on February 25 and running through March 20, again joined by Heath. For further touring information, please click here.
Steven Curtis Chapman is set to release his latest album, Worship and Believe, on March 4. The album, co-produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan, is his first worship record in a three decade-long career. This 16-track project features co-writes from Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin, and the album's first single, "Amen," was co-written by and features members of Rend Collective.
Before hitting the road with THIRD DAY, Chapman is currently co-headlining a multi-city tour with Amy Grant. Presented by Show Hope, "An Evening with Amy Grant & Steven Curtis Chapman" began on February 16 in Davenport, IA and will wrap in Greenville, SC on February 28. For the latest tour schedule, please visit StevenCurtisChapman.com.
In November 2015, Chapman returned to the historic Ryman Auditorium to host a new season of "Sam's Place-Music for the Spirit," benefitting Show Hope. Running through May, many of today's favorite artists are expected to appear such as Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, and more. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
ABOUT STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: As the most awarded artist in Christian music history, Steven Curtis Chapman has received fifty-eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, forty-eight #1 singles, has sold nearly eleven million albums, and has eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. A vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman, along with his wife Mary Beth, founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. Since its inception, Show Hope has helped provide forever homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,000 orphans from 53+ countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope’s Special Care Centers, giving them a hope for a family and a future. Through numerous other programs for individuals, students, families, and communities, Show Hope is mobilizing a movement to care for the world’s children who need it most. For more information, please visit www.showhope.org. A portion of the proceeds of Sam’s Place ticket sales will go to Show Hope and Chapman plans a moment to “show hope” in each Sam’s Place. For more information on Steven Curtis Chapman, visit www.StevenCurtisChapman.com.
ABOUT THIRD DAY: During the last two decades, Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band THIRD DAY (comprising members Mac Powell, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 32 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than nine million albums, including two RIAA 2x Multi Platinum, five Platinum and twelve Gold certifications. A Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), THIRD DAY has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards (from 42 nominations), four GRAMMY® Awards (along with 12 nominations), an American Music Award (with four American Music Award nominations) and multiple ASCAP honors, including its coveted Vanguard Award, for songwriting. Long known as Christian music’s premier live band, THIRD DAY has played for audiences reaching into the millions all around the world. THIRD DAY has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, the New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine, which called THIRD DAY “one of the best rock bands, period.” For more information visit www.THIRDDAY.com.