May 21, 2009…Nashville, TN...The all-star lineup on The Rock & Worship Roadshow recently wrapped having stationed in 20 cities before a total of 170,000 screaming fans. Sharing the stage on the Roadshow were multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY ® nominated, Dove and AMA winning band MercyMe along with gold selling and multiple Dove award winner Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, 2009 Dove Award winner for New Artist of the Year Tenth Avenue North and Addison Road. The Roadshow celebrated a sold out crowd of 18,000 in Dallas, TX along with sold out shows in Boise, Portland, LA, Phoenix, Fresno, Wichita, Springfield, MO and Cedar Rapids. In addition, a sum of 78,000 fans tuned in to watch the tour LIVE online at www.rockandworhiproadshow.com.
Not only were concertgoers treated to an amazing night of ministry and entertainment those thousands of people across the country responded to also impact those far beyond the venue walls. Through MercyMe’s Imagine A Cure in partnership with Compassion International, 3,000 children were sponsored by fans attending the Rock & Worship Roadshow. These sponsorships will help children in third world countries receive medical treatment, balanced nutrition and a Biblical education. Additionally 600 of those children will receive the additional medical care needed to treat their special medical conditions. For more information on “Imagine A Cure,” go to: www.imagineacureonline.com. For more information on Compassion International go to www.compassion.com.
“This tour has been a dream of ours since the very beginning and to see it come alive is truly remarkable,” says MercyMe’s Bart Millard. “We were overwhelmed by the number of people that came out to each show and we appreciate their support. With this tour we strived to put the fans first and believe the gospel was and continues to be shared with millions.”
Plans are currently underway for the Second Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow scheduled to hit the road in February 2010. For more information on the Roadshow please log on to www.rockandworshiproadshow.com.
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