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Chris August Hits the Road This Fall for "The Upside of Down Tour," Along with TobyMac's "Eye On It" Tour, the "HITS Deep Tour" and "Winter Jam"

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
September 27, 2012

Nashville, TN (September 27, 2012) - As the praise for three-time Dove Award winner Chris August continues to pour in for his sophomore offering, The Upside of Down, the Fervent Records singer-songwriter is keeping busy this fall with a jam-packed touring schedule.

August is currently on the road for his first headlining tour, "The Upside of Down Tour," which kicked off on Sept. 14 in Franklin, IN (Indianapolis), and wraps on Sept. 30 after 14 dates, in Gilbert, AZ (Phoenix). Beginning Oct. 4 in Dallas, he joins the "Eye On It Tour" with TobyMac and Jamie Grace for a 10-show run, finishing up in St. Louis on Oct. 27. In November, August joins the West Coast "Winter Jam" tour, visiting cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Portland. And then to close out 2012, he'll join the TobyMac-helmed "HITS Deep Tour" alongside Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace and Group 1 Crew. To view his tour schedule, see below or visit

The Upside of Down, released via Fervent Records on August 21, was co-produced by August alongside Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets) and was mixed by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer/producer Neal Avron (Sara Bareilles, Fall Out Boy). The release of the appropriately dubbed The Upside of Down occurred just four months after August sustained a brain injury from a skateboarding accident. The album's title parallels the healing process, during which he embraced the 'upside of down' and was humbled by his accident. Upon its release, the album received rave reviews from media, including, CCMmagazine and, who called the album "practically perfect."

The album's infectious lead single, "Center of It," has been a fixture at radio since its release in June, landing at No. 6 on the Christian AC Monitored chart this week, No. 4 on the National Audience Chart (with 6.1 million impressions), No. 6 on AC Indicator and No. 7 on CHR.

Chris August tour schedule:
Sep 26 -- Upside of Down Tour- The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Sep 27 -- Upside of Down Tour- Rivers Edge Church, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Sep 28 -- Upside of Down Tour- Palmcroft Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ
Sep 29 -- Upside of Down Tour- Calvary Chapel - Prescott, Prescott, AZ
Sep 30 -- Upside of Down Tour- Mission Community Church, Gilbert, AZ
Oct 04 -- Eye On It Tour @ College Park Center, Arlington, TX
Oct 05 -- Eye On It Tour @ John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
Oct 06 -- Eye On It Tour @ Berry Center, Cypress, TX
Oct 11 -- Eye On It Tour @ Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
Oct 12 -- Eye On It Tour @ Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Oct 13 -- Eye On It Tour @ Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Oct 14 -- Eye On It Tour @ Fargo Dome, Fargo, ND
Oct 25 -- Eye On It Tour @ Grove City Church, Grove City, OH
Oct 26 -- Eye On It @ Broadbent Arena, Louisville, KY
Oct 27 -- Eye On It Tour @ The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
Nov 02 -- Faith Harvest Wake Forest, NC
Nov 04 -- Full Life Assembly of God, Moss Point, MS
Nov 09 -- Winter Jam @ Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Nov 10 -- Winter Jam @ US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Nov 11 -- Winter Jam @ Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Nov 15 -- Winter Jam @ Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
Nov 16 -- Winter Jam @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Nov 17 -- Winter Jam @ Power Balance Pavillion, Sacramento, CA
Nov 18 -- Winter Jam @ Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
Nov 29 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Hope Church, Cordova, TN
Nov 30 -- Hits Deep Tour @ River Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Dec 01 -- Hits Deep Tour @ MS Coliseum, Jackson, MS
Dec 02 -- Victory Christian Church, Waverly, MO
Dec 06 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
Dec 07 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
Dec 08 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
Dec 09 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Giant Center, Hershey, PA
Dec 13 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Pensacola Center, Pensacola, FL
Dec 14 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Dec 15 -- Hits Deep Tour @ Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

About Chris August:
Upon his debut in 2010, Fervent Records' Chris August quickly became a favorite in the CCM genre. With an impressive sweep at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards, he earned awards for "New Artist of the Year" and "Male Vocalist of the Year," adding him to an elite group of only three artists in the history of the show who have received both awards. He also claimed the nod for "Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year" for his debut album No Far Away. The album delivered August's debut single "Starry Night," which stayed No. 1 for six consecutive weeks on Billboard's Christian/AC chart. Chris August released his highly-praised sophomore record The Upside of Down in August of 2012, which was painstakingly crafted and co-produced with award-winning producer Ian Eskelin. August is a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer who has previously toured with pop sensation Ashlee Simpson and has worked/co-wrote with artists such as Ryan Cabrera, Brian McKnight and Jessica Simpson before shifting his focus to a solo career.

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