Following a successful 40-city spring run, multiplatinum-selling group Casting Crowns will extend its THRIVE Tour this fall with an additional 40 U.S. tour dates in support of the band’s critically-acclaimed studio album, THRIVE (January 28, 2014). The THRIVE Tour will feature GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa and Dove Aware nominees Sidewalk Prophets. The fall leg of the tour kicks off Sept. 18, 2014 in Las Cruces, N.M., and will continue throughout the fall visiting major markets, including San Antonio on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the Freeman Coliseum. Tickets are on sale now at all ticketmaster lockations, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at ticketmaster.com, or at the AT&T center box office.
In the past year, Casting Crowns has garnered numerous accolades including three GRAMMY® nominations, an RIAA 2x multi-Platinum certification and multiple RIAA Gold certifications, with total album sales surpassing 8 million. Building on that momentum, The THRIVE Tour is sure to not disappoint, with a set list that includes Casting Crowns’ biggest hits – spanning more than a decade of ministry – in addition to selections from the group’s new release, THRIVE (Beach Street/Reunion Records), the band’s first full-length effort in two years.
The songs on THRIVE are an extension of what lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall has been teaching his students at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he serves as youth pastor. The heart behind the project is for these songs to encourage believers to dig down into the roots of who they are in Christ so that they are fully equipped to reach out and share their faith with others. Following this theme, half of the songs on the album are focused on “reaching out,” while the other half are dedicated to “digging deep.”
Tickets for all tour dates are available at www.CastingCrowns.com.
About Casting Crowns
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved major sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, three RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, six RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs and four RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group has also been honored with two American Music Awards (out of six total nominations), a GRAMMY® Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, has received six GRAMMY® nominations, garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two 2012 Billboard Music Awards (out of six total Billboard Music Award nominations). Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 20th year in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. On January 28, 2014, Casting Crowns released its seventh studio record, THRIVE, which follows the release of its 2013 collection album, Acoustic Sessions: Volume 1. For more info, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.