Nashville, TENN - 5 October 2015 - Francesca Battistelli, a multiple GRAMMY® Award and Billboard Music Award nominee and six-time Dove Award-winning artist, announces her upcoming Christmas tour. Kicking off December 3 in Jackson, TN and running through December 20 in Sedalia, MO, "The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour" will hit 13 dates throughout the U.S. and will feature special guests Tim Timmons or Shaun Groves on select dates.
"I am so thrilled to be doing another Christmas tour this year," Battistelli shares. "As a child, listening to Christmas music was one of my favorite things to do, and I try to bring that joy and excitement to this tour every night. I love playing some of my favorite Christmas classics as well as some of my own original Christmas songs. It will be a wonderful night of music and worship, so please come join us and have a Merry Christmas!"
Concertgoers will surely hear songs from Battistelli's highly successful holiday album, Christmas. To date, the album has received more than four million streams and has sold 169,000 copies. Christmas also received two Dove Award nominations (for Christmas Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year).
"The Third Annual Francesca Battistelli Christmas Tour" is sponsored by Compassion International and Sometimes Savvy Management. Tour dates are listed below.
CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES*:
12/03 - Jackson, TN
12/04 - Huntington, WV
12/05 - Bel Air, MD
12/06 - Richmond, VA
12/10 - Newnan, GA
12/11 - New Orleans, LA
12/12 - McKinney, TX
12/13 - Cleburne, TX
12/15 - Wichita, KS
12/17 - Greeley, CO
12/18 & 19 - Elkhorn, NE
12/20 - Sedalia, MO
*Tour dates subject to change. Please visit FrancescaMusic.com for the most updated schedule
ABOUT FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI: Inspired by legendary jazz greats and current contemporaries like John Mayer and Sara Bareilles, singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli set out to write pop, soul-infused music that would motivate andencourage listeners of any age. Her exposure to the arts began at a young age with her interest and involvement in theatre, music and dance, and at 15, Francesca began writing and performing her own songs. With over 1.5 million units sold, 3 Grammy nominations, a Billboard Music nomination, a RIAA Certified Gold-selling album and single, 5 # 1 radio singles, 23 Dove Award nominations and 6 Dove Award wins, a fan voted KLOVE Fan Award win and music featured across multiple television and movie outlets, Francesca continues to be the standout female in the CCM genre.
Francesca released If We’re Honest April 22, 2014 which debuted # 1 on the charts and made her morning television debut on ABC’s "Good Morning America" with a performance of her #1 single “Write Your Story.” Her second single, “He Knows My Name,” also hit #1 on the charts and stayed atop for 14 weeks. Her third single released, “Holy Spirit,” also sprinted up the charts and landed at #1 across 5 radio formats simultaneously. Francesca recently completed a seven month touring stretch, including Winter Jam, which impacted over 600,000 people.
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With nearly two decades of ministry, singer and songwriter Tim Timmons released his sophomore album, Awake Our Souls, on October 2 with Reunion Records. Since his 2013 debut Cast My Cares, Timmons has been writing songs stemming from personal experience and sharing them with audiences on a national platform. Awake Our Souls features songs that share the newfound purpose of living each day to its fullest and to the glory of God. Find out more at TimTimmonsMusic.com.
Shaun Groves is an award-winning singer-songwriter, a communicator, and advocate for children living in poverty around the world. Visit Shaun at ShaunGroves.com.