Written by Stacie Vining from Merge PR.
14 July 2015 – Franklin, Tenn – GRAMMY® Award-winning THIRD DAY have just announced their upcoming tour plans. In support of their most recent album Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, the band will embark on the ‘Lead Us Back Tour.’ Hitting 22 markets this fall, the tour will kick off in Wichita, KS on October 1 and run through November 21 in Columbia, SC. The tour will pick back up in spring 2016. Brandon Heath is set to join the fall leg of the tour along with Warren Barfield who will speak on behalf of Food For The Hungry. The latest tour dates are below, and tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 17 in select markets.
In other touring news, THIRD DAY wrapped their successful spring U.S. and Canadian “Soul On Fire Tour” in May. In June they sold out two of their well-known THIRD DAY & FRIENDS shows – at Atlanta’s Gwinnett Arena on June 6 and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 14.
The Atlanta THIRD DAY & FRIENDS show made news as THIRD DAY was the first CCM act to perform a live stream concert with Yahoo! Live/Live Nation. Their concert was part of a large series of live stream shows where they joined the likes of previous concerts from Bruce Hornsby, New Kids On The Block as well as the iHeart Radio Mumford & Sons album release party, to name a few.
Leading up to the fall tour, THIRD DAY will appear at numerous summer festivals as well as headline two post-MLB game faith-based concerts in August. On Sunday, August 2 they will perform at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark after the Reds game and August 9 after the Braves game at Turner Field in their hometown of Atlanta. For more information and how to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fans at the upcoming shows will surely get to hear THIRD DAY’s latest hit single, “Soul On Fire,” which was No. 1 for 11 weeks and is charting on both the AC Monitored and National Audience Charts. The song’s music video is below. The band’s next single, ‘Your Words,’ will go for adds in August. Both songs are found on THIRD DAY’s latest release Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship (March 3, 2015; Essential Records). The album, their latest worship offering in more than ten years, debuted top 20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on the Christian Album Chart its first week.
To find out more about THIRD DAY and if they’re performing in a city near you, please visit ThirdDay.com.
About Third Day: During the last decade, Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band THIRD DAY (comprising members Mac Powell, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 31 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than 8.5 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 (with 11 career 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 premiere 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.”
‘LEAD US BACK TOUR’ DATES*
Oct. 1 – Wichita, KS – The Orpheum
Oct. 2 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel PAC
Oct. 3 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 4 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
Oct. 7 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
Oct. 8 – Rapid City, SD – Don Barnett Arena
Oct. 9 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Oct. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Abravanel Hall
Oct. 16 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
Oct. 17 – Spokane, WA – INB Performing Arts Center
Oct. 18 – Bend, OR – Bend Auditorium
Oct. 22 – Wenatchee, WA – Town Toyota Center
Oct. 23 – Kent, WA – ShoWare Arena
Oct. 24 – Tualatin, OR – Rolling Hills Community Church
Oct. 29 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center Theatre
Oct. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Nov. 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Henderson Pavilion
Nov. 12 – Lafayette, LA – Crossroads Church
Nov. 19 – Asheville, NC – Biltmore Baptist Church
Nov. 20 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
Nov. 21 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
*tour dates being added daily and are subject to change; check ThirdDay.com for the latest updates
ABOUT BRANDON HEATH: Since Brandon Heath’s debut on Reunion Records with Don’t Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian music’s most beloved and respected artists and songwriters. Heath has garnered an Emmy Award, five GRAMMY® nominations and an American Music Award nomination. He has been honored as a six-time GMA Dove Award recipient, including ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ (2009 and 2010), BMI’s 2014 Songwriter of the Year, and earned multiple additional songwriting honors. His award-winning songs and signature vocals reflect a soaring radio career that includes top hits ‘I’m Not Who I Was,’ ‘Wait and See,’ the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year ‘Give Me Your Eyes,’ the eight-week chart topper ‘Your Love,’ ‘The Light In Me,’ and many others. Heath, a Nashville native, first began writing at age 13. His artistry and ability to connect with audiences have compelled countless media outlets across the nation to platform his story and music. Highlights include coverage in The New York Times, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal, Relevant, CBS Evening News and The Discovery Channel, and as a presenter on the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards.
ABOUT WARREN BARFIELD: At eighteen Warren Barfield used his dorm room as an office and booked one year of concerts. With his parents’ blessing he loaded his 1995, 4 cylinder, mint green Mustang with a suitcase and a guitar and took his songs on the road. After more than 600 “gigs” and 200,000 miles, Warren found himself in Nashville, TN signing his first record deal. He has released three records, had five songs top the Christian charts, received two Dove nominations, and his song “Love is Not a Fight” was the theme song for the #1 indie film FIREPROOF. He shares his songs and stories with thousands every year as he tours the country. Warren currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Megan, their son Montgomery and daughter Ada Beth. Warren’s description of his journey goes like this, “I have seen every dream I had as a fifteen year old in Spivey’s Corner, NC come true.”
‘Lead Us Back’ tour is coming to the ShoWare Center in Kent on Friday, October 23, 2015. For more details click HERE.
Tickets for the public are available for purchase starting Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10am.