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Food For the Hungry Presents the “Summer Block Party” Tour Featuring 33Miles and Aaron Shust

Newcomers Among the Thirsty and NewFire Also Set to Join 15-date Tour

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
June 10, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. June 10, 2010... 33Miles and Aaron Shust are preparing to co-headline Food for the Hungry’s “Summer Block Party Tour,” a festival style concert kicking off on June 16 with tickets for only $5 at the door (there are no advance ticket sales). Among The Thirsty and NewFire are also set to perform with Pocket Full of Rocks appearing at select shows.

Adding to their long time relief and development work with the poor in more than 26 countries, Food for the Hungry will also be seeking child sponsorships on the tour to aid children in Haiti who have been displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

“We are thrilled to team up and hit the road with Aaron Shust, Among The Thirsty and NewFire,” says 33Miles’ Jason Barton. “This will surely be a powerful and fun tour. Plus, the work of Food For The Hungry speaks for itself, we are proud to partner with them on this tour to bring aid to thousands of Haitian children. The mission of child sponsorship is always one that has been close to our hearts. Partnering in ministry with Food For The Hungry is an honor.”

The 12-city tour is also partnering with local Christian radio in each market including KZKZ Ft. Smith, KXOJ Tulsa, WBGL Champaign, IL, Shine FM Chicago and American Family Radio to put on the event. The tour will start in Gulfport, Miss. and will finish on July 31 in Flint, Mich. (tour schedule is listed below).

For more information about the tour, visit To learn more about Food For The Hungry, please visit

More about 33Miles:
33Miles is preparing to release their third studio album and a Christmas project at the end of this year. After logging in over 120,000 miles (not including air travel), performing at over 200 churches, garnering radio hits and a 2008 Dove nomination for “New Artist of the Year,” 33Miles released their sophomore record One Life on Sept. 16, 2007 to much praise. Critically acclaimed One Life entered the Top Christian Soundscan Album Sales chart and the Christian Digital chart at No. 5, while debuting at No. 160 on the Billboard Top 200. Since their debut in 2007, 33Miles celebrated one of the highest-selling freshman albums of 2007 with their GMA Dove nominated project 33Miles.

More about Aaron Shust:
The author of one of Christian music’s biggest songs, “My Savior, My God,” Aaron Shust has established himself as one of Christian music’s core artists. He has received Dove Awards for “Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and “New Artist of the Year” from the Gospel Music Association. Also, between his first two projects, Shust has sold over 300,000 CDs, more than 500,000 digital downloads, and garnered a #1 radio single, along with five Top Ten radio singles. He has toured and performed extensively both as a headliner and a guest of artists such as MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, and others.

More about Food for the Hungry:
Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has boldly served and spoken out for the poor. Food for the Hungry is more than a relief and development organization; they are tested, trusted and innovative partner who respectively walks with the poor in more than 26 countries worldwide while intentionally reflecting the love of Jesus. For more information, please visit

More about Among the Thirsty:
Among the Thirsty has been working hard performing and Leading Worship all across the country over the last 4 years. In 2009 the band released their radio single "I'd Need a Savior", which quickly climbed the Christian music charts. Once referred to as "The Beatles of Christian Music" by Jon Rivers of 20 the Countdown Magazine , Among the Thirsty's energetic performance, and dynamic Worship are not soon to be forgotten.

Tour Dates:
*All dates subject to change. Please visit for most updated schedule.
6/16 – Gulfport, MS*
6/17 – Pace, FL*
6/19 – Logan, WV+
6/23 – St. John, IN (Chicago area)
7/15 – Ft. Smith, AR
7/16 – Wichita, KS
7/17 – Tulsa, OK
7/27 – Paducah, KY
7/28 – Wayne City, IL
7/29 – Terre Haute, IN
7/30 – Decatur, IL
7/31 – Flint, MI+

*Pocket Full of Rocks appearing
+Aaron Shust not appearing

For more info on 33Miles, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Aaron Shust, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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