For KING & COUNTRY's "YOU MATTER - THE TOUR" by Hoganson Media on 2014-10-21 11:40:52
Top-selling, award-winning for KING & COUNTRY are being greeted by thousands of music fans in every “YOU MATTER—THE TOUR” city. With capacity crowds and 13 sold-out concerts already logged, tickets for upcoming events continue to sell at an unprecedented pace and are available through www.forkingandcountry.com. In addition to general admission tickets, there are a limited number of VIP tickets in select markets that include early entry and a special Q&A session with Australian brothers Joel and Luke, who make up for KING & COUNTRY.
With 13 of 16 concerts played so far being sold-out in cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit (Plymouth, MI), Nashville (Franklin, TN), Indianapolis, Austin and more, and 6,000 in attendance at the Louisville concert that was also streamed and watched by viewers in 26 countries, for KING & COUNTRY’s tour continues tonight before a sold-out audience of 3,250 people at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. "Saddleback Church loves for KING & COUNTRY," affirms Saddleback Global Worship Pastor John Cassetto, as the tour then continues into cities like Washington, D.C. (Woodbridge, VA), Chicago (Hoffman Estates, IL), Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Charleston and more before hitting the Sun National Band Center in Trenton, NJ (11/22) in front of an expected crowd of 7,000 people. (See below for a full list of remaining tour dates.)
for KING & COUNTRY is taking their soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes found in their 5-star-acclaimed, bestselling sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., into every venue on the “YOU MATTER—THE TOUR.” With no opening band, the duo is playing songs like their current multi-week, multi-genre No. 1 hit single, “Fix My Eyes,” and “To The Dreamers,” “It’s Not Over Yet,” “Without You (feat. Courtney)” and more from the new album, which released Sept. 16 from Word Entertainment and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 retail chart. The duo is also leading hits like “The Proof of Your Love” from Crave, the highest-selling debut from a new artist when it released in 2012, as concert-goers document their experiences at these events at http://www.crowdalbum.com/page/forkingandcountry.
“We are blown away by the unprecedented momentum that for KING & COUNTRY has achieved in the last 30 days,” says Rod Riley, President & CEO, Word Entertainment. “Their sophomore album debuting in the top 15 on Billboard’s top 200, securing a multi-format No. 1 radio single, closing the Dove Awards and now selling out their tour all prove that they are a headliner in every definition of the word. This is a special moment with a special group and we are honored to be a part of it.”
In addition to their own “YOU MATTER-THE TOUR” sponsored by Compassion International, for KING & COUNTRY further performed “Fix My Eyes” and “To The Dreamers” as part of a medley to close the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which debuted on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Oct. 12. “To The Dreamers” has become widely known as the song featured in the nationwide “The Shows That Touch You” NBC campaign to promote the network’s fall lineup.
Songs like “To The Dreamers,” “Run Wild (feat Andy Mineo)” and “It’s Not Over Yet” from RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. have also garnered major placements on The Emmy’s, the Today Show, Sunday Night Football, 7Up commercials, U.S. Open Finals, Spotify’s Viral50 and more.
The new hits have been cultivated from a long, at times painful, but ultimately enriching journey that led to the recording of RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. That journey is chronicled in a video featured at http://smarturl.it/fkcepk, as well as highlighted in the first concept music video from the album, “Without You (feat. Courtney).”
About for KING & COUNTRY:
The duo’s mission is to stand and fight for something bigger than oneself, “to live a life that is for others – a life that is others-focused, God-focused,” says Joel. With four 2014 Dove Award Nominations, a “New Artist of the Year” Dove Award, a 2014 “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” K-LOVE Fan Award and a performance as a debut artist on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for KING & COUNTRY has also been lauded by Billboard, ET’s The Insider, iTunes, American Songwriter and more. With Joel and Luke’s first album, Crave, becoming the highest-selling debut from a new artist when it released in 2012, the duo’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., beat by nearly five times the first week sales of their debut and landed at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200. The album’s first single, “Fix My Eyes,” spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on both the National Christian Audience and CHR charts, while landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart with well-over 112,000 downloads sold so far. Music from the new album has also been featured nationally on NBC, CBS, VH1 and more network television outlets.
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