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ISRAEL HOUGHTON HEADS OUT ON LOVE REVOLUTION TOUR IN FEBRUARY/ MARCH

About.com Fans Nominate Houghton as Among Best Christian Artists to See in Concert as Well as Best Male Vocalist and Best Urban Gospel Artist


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NEWS SOURCE: Spinhouse PR
January 28, 2011

Nashville, TN (Jan. 28, 2011) – Integrity Music’s GRAMMY Award-winning Israel Houghton announces the Love Revolution Tour, which will visit at least 20 cities in February and March. The tour will support Houghton’s critically acclaimed CD Love God. Love People, which is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.

After attending the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (and live on CBS-TV), Houghton will hit the road starting in Columbus, Ga. On Feb. 19 and wrapping up on March 27 in Louisville, Ky. for the “Love Revolution Tour with Israel Houghton.”

Tour dates confirmed thus far include:
Feb. 19 Columbus, Ga.
Feb. 24 Lakeland, Fla.
Feb. 25 Orlando, Fla. *
March 1 Richmond, Va.
March 2 Gainesville, Ga.
March 3 Jacksonville, Fla.
March 5 Chattanooga, Tenn.
March 6 Florence, S.C.
March 8 Little Rock, Ark.
March 9 Memphis, Tenn.
March 10 Jackson, Miss.
March 11 Lake Charles, La.
March 12 Houston, Texas
March 13 Harlingen, Texas
March 17 Austin, Texas
March 18 Lubbock, Texas
March 20 Phoenix, Ariz.
March 24 Kalamazoo, Mich.
March 25 Hoffman Estates, Ill.
March 27 Louisville, Ky.

More dates are expected to be added. *The Orlando date in February also includes an afternoon workshop in addition to the concert that evening. The workshop is an intense, three-hour worship conference geared to worship leaders, teams and musicians. Tickets to the worship conference, which includes admission to evening concert, are $30 each. For more information on all concert dates, including venues and pricing, visit www.israelhoughton.net.

While not officially part of the Love Revolution Tour, fans that can’t get enough of Houghton on land may choose to spend their vacation with Houghton and other of their favorite Christian music artists on the 2011 Music Boat Cruise presented by Premier Christian Cruises in November. He joins Chris Tomlin, newsboys, Brandon Heath and other artists for the Nov. 7-11 sailing to Cozumel, New Mexico and Key West, Fla. More information is available at www.musicboatonline.com.

Houghton’s live shows deliver a perfect blend of passion and purpose that bring fans back again and again. Those fans are showing their love and support now in the 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards, as they have nominated Israel as the Best Male Vocalist of 2010, the Best Urban Gospel Artist of 2010 and the Best Christian Artist to See in Concert. Nominations from fans and industry personnel alike will be accepted through February 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm ET at http://christianmusic.about.com/library/bl-readers-choice-awards-2011.htm. On Feburary 11, 2011, the top five artists from each category will be announced as finalists. With the fans continued support, Israel Houghton can easily be among the top 5.

Three-time GRAMMY Award, multiple Stellar and Dove Award and Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Houghton has received two GRAMMY nominations for his critically acclaimed album, Love God. Love People on which his upcoming tour is based.

Love God. Love People. released in August on Integrity Music/Columbia Records and has garnered praise from critics reaching out to a diverse variety of music fans nationally and beyond. Critics at media outlets ranging from CCM to Gospel Today and ChristianityToday.com to SoulTracks.com, CBA Retailer + Resources, GospelFlava.com, Breathecast.com, Crosswalk.com and more have lauded the new album, calling it “gospel music milk and honey,” “profound” “uplifting,” “spectacular,” “God dropped it out of heaven,” “excellent,” “amazing,” “musical and spiritual masterpiece,” “relentlessly original,” “wonderfulness” and more.

Writing or co-writing all but one of the songs on Love God. Love People., Israel is an innovative worship leader, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has also written or co-written 11 CCLI Top 500 favorites. Breaking down barriers and defying categorization with his music, Israel uses his own multi-cultural upbringing as a reference point with a desire to draw people of all races, ages and cultures together.

The album features the musically masterful energy that has become synonymous with Houghton recordings, and includes special guest appearances by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Take 6’s Claude V. McKnight, III, Mark Kibble and Joey Kibble, as well as song co-writes with Meleasa Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Tommy Sims and Michael Gungor. Love God. Love People. blends the musical genres of worship, rock, pop, Gospel and R&B and was recorded and engineered at Abbey Road Studios.

Active as worship leader in his local church, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, Houston, Israel has served as worship leader at Hillsong conferences, Franklin Graham crusades, and is a featured CompassionArt songwriter and artist. Israel also ministers through concerts in the U.S. and around the world, has accompanied Alicia Keys at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards for a performance of George Michael's “Freedom '90,” and has performed at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking part in a segment saluting Gospel music alongside the likes of Aretha Franklin and BeBe Winans. Houghton has been featured on FOX, CBS, ABC, BET, CNN, TBN and CBN, and has amassed a legion of fans that cross generational and cultural lines.

For more information, go to www.israelhoughton.net or www.integritymusic.com.

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