(Nashville, Tenn.) December 16, 2008 – With sales approaching 250,000 on Third Day’s latest, No. 1 debuting album, Revelation (7/29), the multi-platinum, GRAMMY and AMA winning rock band announces the lineup for its spring 2009 “Revelation Tour.” Reigning “New Artist of the Year,” and recent double-GRAMMY nominee, Brandon Heath and new four-piece pop/rock band, Revive will join Third Day on its 35-city tour launching March 5 in Champagne, Ill. The tour will visit venues across the nation through the end of May.
A complete list of tour dates will be posted December 19 on www.ThirdDay.com; the same day that tickets will be made available for purchase. (The direct link to purchase tickets on December 19 is: www.ThirdDay.com/touring.htm)
The tour’s lineup is already drawing praise from many promoters. Jon Robberson, Celebration Concerts and Spirit West Coast Director, is looking forward to the spring run. “Third Day continues to be one of the premier performance and recording groups in Christian music and with each tour they roll-out they deliver the perfect mix of musical excellence and spirit-lifting worship. It is always an exciting pleasure to connect Third Day with its fans in a live concert setting and the Revelation Tour will be no exception.”
Third Day’s lead vocalist, Mac Powell, comments on the artists joining this spring’s tour, “We’ve seen Brandon Heath really connect with his audience, and we’ve seen his fan base multiply over the past few years. We respect him as an artist and a songwriter and are excited to have him on this tour.”
“Revive is a new band Third Day is working with through our Consuming Fire imprint, in partnership with Essential Records/Provident Label Group,” notes Third Day bass player, Tai Anderson. “We met these guys while on tour in Australia and they have everything we look for in a new artist: energy, incredible talent, tireless work ethic and a passion for their mission. We’ve had them open for us over the last several months and they’ve been very well received. It’s going to be fun continuing to introduce them to our fans over this spring run.”
The Revelation Tour will continue Third Day’s tradition of “paying it forward” by donating $1 per ticket sold to charitable organizations through its “Come Together Fund.” Through this fund, Third Day has been able to serve charities such as Habitat For Humanity, Blood:Water Mission, World Vision’s Hope Child Initiative and is responsible for more than a million dollars in donations over the last 4 years to disaster relief in and outside of the U.S.
High-energy, pop/rock band Revive relocated to the U.S. just over a year ago from Australia to pursue a clear calling to share the gospel on a global level through Christian music. Championed and mentored by GRAMMY-winning band Third Day, Revive now has its first opportunity to tour and record in America. In partnership with Third Day’s Consuming Fire Productions and Essential Records, Revive will launch its 12-song label debut titled Chorus of the Saints on March 10, 2009. Co-produced by Third Day’s lead singer, Mac Powell, with Revive, Chorus of the Saints combines the band’s passionate musicianship with its direct emphasis on well-crafted lyrics. The vibrant pop/rock outfit is anchored by Dave Hanbury’s charismatic lead vocals which contain an element of drama and spiritual passion. Having toured extensively in Australia with 3 acclaimed albums already to its name, Revive is fast connecting with fans on tour with Third Day. After playing more than 45 dates with the headliner in 2008, Revive will play 35 cities in spring 2009 as part of Third Day’s Revelation Tour, yielding more opportunities for American audiences to fall in love with Australia’s latest musical export. For more on Revive and to view the band’s video blogs from the road, please visit www.reviveband.com.
About Brandon Heath
Singer/songwriter Brandon Heath celebrates a milestone year in 2008 with two GRAMMY nominations, a blockbuster No. 1 single and the coveted title of New Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards. After releasing his anticipated sophomore album What If We in August, the project’s debut single “Give Me Your Eyes” held the top spot at Christian AC radio for 11 consecutive weeks. The hit song also secured 17 weeks at No.1 on iTunes Christian Top 100 Songs Chart with more than 160,000 tracks purchased. “Give Me Your Eyes” is GRAMMY nominated for Best Gospel Song and What If We for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Teaming up again with producer Dan Muckala, Heath’s GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album follows his 2006 breakthrough debut project, Don’t Get Comfortable, which delivered Heath’s first radio No.1, and Song of the Year nominee, “I’m Not Who I Was.” The song ended 2007 as one of the year’s most played radio singles. Heath’s highly-acclaimed debut also contributed to his first Songwriter of the Year nomination at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards.
Off stage, Heath seeks opportunities to merge his public platform with his heart for community and serving the needs of his neighbors around the world. He regularly works with organizations such as YoungLife, Blood:Water Mission, Restore International and unofficially volunteering for many other human rights agencies on a global scale. In March 2008, Heath turned his attention to trials near his hometown of Nashville after parts of the city were ravaged by a string of tornadoes. Brandon quickly organized a highly-effective benefit concert raising $20,000 for the storm victims. Heath has been a respected songwriter in the Nashville music community for years, collaborating with well-known artists like Bebo Norman, Matt Wertz and Dave Barnes, to name a few. Heath first began writing at age 13 and credits the town’s legendary hotspot for songwriters, the Bluebird Café, as the place he first experienced music that moved him. For more information on Brandon Heath, please visit: www.brandonheath.net.
About Third Day:
Over the past decade, rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 25 No. 1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three AMA nominations and multiple ASCAP honors.
One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Due to its mass appeal, 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, New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June 7, 2008).
While celebrated for its live shows and chart-topping album sales, Third Day is also highly respected for its humanitarian efforts. The band actively supports the ONE Campaign, Blood:Water Mission, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Third Day recently established the “Come Together Fund” as a vehicle to direct a portion of concert proceeds to grassroots humanitarian efforts around the world.
For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
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