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SIDEWALK PROPHET LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL GREAT BIG FAMILY CHRISTMAS TOUR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Sept. 24

Band Also Announces Release Of Deluxe Christmas Album




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
September 17, 2019

17 September 2019 - Nashville, Tenn - Following up to their widely successful inaugural "Great Big Family Christmas Tour" last year, Sidewalk Prophets announces the launch of their second annual tour during this holiday season.  Kicking off Dec. 5 and running through Dec. 20, the tour is slated to hit a dozen midwest and southern markets, such as Lansing, MI, Cincinnati, OH, Monroe, NC, and Madison (Nashville), TN. 
T he tour will be presented by Great Big Family Productions and Sidewalk Prophets. The ticket  pre-sale begins next Tuesday, September 24 at 10am CT, and general on-sale tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 1, also at 10am CT.
 
Similar to last year's tour, the band will partner with Olivet Nazarene University. Utilizing six of the school's students as the horns and strings section during each show, this opportunity allows the students to receive direct hands-on touring and music business experience.
 
Each tour stop promises to bring the audience into the band's "living room" for a magical night of celebrating the birth of Christ. The evening will also share many holiday classics and Sidewalk Prophets originals, many which will be found on Merry Christmas To You: Great Big Family Edition,  their upcoming Christmas album release and follow-up to their 2013 holiday project. The Deluxe album is slated to release later this year and will include two new original songs and two previously unreleased tracks. 
 
The biggest moment of last year's tour came at the end of each show where the band took up an offering, which would then be given to someone in need within the community. Over the course of the 2018 tour, the band raised more than $40,000 in donations.  This second annual Christmas tour again promises to continue that tradition of raising money for those in need, specifically in the communities of each tour stop. 
 
Another continued tradition will be surprise giveaways throughout the evening, such as big screen TV's, iPads, gift cards, sports memorabilia and more. In addition, last year more than 7,000 concertgoers received Little Debbie cakes at the shows, and  Sidewalk Prophets have again partnered up with Little Debbie for this year's tour with hopes to reach even more concertgoers with the treats.
 
Along with the tour's pre-sale kicking off next week, ticket prices start at just $20/pp for general admission. The $32 per person ticket allows Early Entry to the venue and a Christmas Devotional with the band, while for $55/pp, it includes Early Entry, the Devotional, as well as attendance to a VIP After Party including hang-time with the band, snacks, and a special photo opportunity. 
 
“Make no mistakes about it, we love Christmastime, and wear this tour like a badge of honor!" says Dave Frey, lead vocalist for Sidewalk Prophets, sharing the band's excitement about the upcoming tour.  "This night is all about family, fun, music, and memories - and at the heart of it all is the birth of Christ! There isn’t a more exciting time of year, and there isn’t a better night to celebrate. We can’t wait to see everyone at this year's show - it’s going to be a blast!” 
 
For pre-sale tickets, visit GreatBigFamilyChristmas.com
 
Tour dates are listed below. To find further ticket information and the most updated schedule, visit: sidewalkprophets.com/pages/tour
 
2019's The Great Big Family Christmas Tour Dates*:
Dec. 5 - South Church of the Nazarene, Lansing, MI - details here
Dec. 6 - Landmark Church, Cincinnati, OH - details here
Dec. 7 - TBA
Dec. 8 - Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, MI - details here
Dec. 11 - Blackhawk Ministries, Ft. Wayne, IN - details here
Dec. 12 - Maranatha Assembly of God, Decatur, IL - details here
Dec. 13 - Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN - details here
Dec. 14 - Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL - details here
Dec. 15 - Westside Church of the Nazarene, Indianapolis, IN - details here
Dec. 18 - Hopewell Baptist Church Worship Center, Monroe, NC - details here
Dec. 19 - Cornerstone Church, Madison, TN - details here
Dec. 20 - The Historic Plaza Theatre, Glasgow, KY - details here
* Tour dates subject to change; visit here for the most updated schedule 
 
About Sidewalk Prophets: Dove Award-winning Sidewalk Prophets are a band who strive diligently for excellence in all things. Formed on the campus of Anderson University and built around vocal powerhouse and pop culture nerd Dave Frey, the band has sold more than 740,000 albums, 1.5 million digital singles, played over 2,000 shows translating to being in front of 2.5 million fans, and garnered five No. 1 singles, nine top-five radio hits, and a RIAA®-certified Gold single ("The Words I Would Say").
With 158 million total on-demand streams, 1.8 million total digital tracks sold, and 4.1 billion total airplay audience reach, the band has received more than 39 million YouTube views, and been nominated for a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award, as well as four GMA Dove Awards ® , winning for New Artist Of The Year. Sidewalk Prophets are a band known for spending the majority of their time on the road where they are passionate about connecting with their audience on a personal level.
 
For further information and tour dates, please visit SidewalkProphets.com 

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