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Grammy Award-Winning Christian Band Casting Crowns Announces 44-City Spring Leg of ‘Come to the Well’ Tour

L to R: Megan Garrett, Brian Scoggin, Mark Hall, Hector Cervantes, Chris Huffman, Melodee DeVevo, Juan DeVevo Photo By: David Dobson

‘Come to the Well’ Tour Also Featuring Special Guest Matthew West, Royal Tailor and Newcomer Lindsay McCaul

2012 Arena Tour Kicks Off February 9

Follows String of Sell-Outs and More Than 155,000 in Attendance This Fall

(Nashville, Tenn.) Jan. 2012 – Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY®, AMA and 2010 Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year Casting Crowns will extend its massive “Come To The Well” tour into the spring by adding an additional 44 dates across the U.S., this time featuring special guests, singer/ songwriter Matthew West, pop-rockers Royal Tailor (both GRAMMY-nominated) and Christian music newcomer Lindsay McCaul who was also on the 2011 fall tour lineup. Following a hugely successful fall run, which included a string of more than15 sell-out performances, playing before more than 155,000 people, the spring leg of the “Come To The Well” tour kicks off Feb. 9, in Florence, S.C. Among its scheduled 44 shows, the tour will hit arenas in major markets like Grand Rapids, Orlando, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Houston and many more.

The tour takes its name from the Casting Crowns’ newest studio project, Come To The Well, (released October 18, its first new studio album in two years), featuring the hit single “Courageous,” which was showcased in the recent Sherwood Pictures film by the same title. The project is filled with songs that both challenge and encourage believers in their walk, including, “Just Another Birthday” which goes for radio adds today. Frontman Mark Hall collaborated on several of the tracks with top songwriters including Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West and award-winning country songwriter Tom Douglas.

The week of its release, Come to the Well sold 99,138 copies, making it the highest debut on Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 2. The album additionally topped the Billboard Contemporary Christian Overall chart, while also claiming No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and No. 3 on its Overall Albums chart. Lead radio single “Courageous” landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Songs chart and peaked at a No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart in just 10 weeks. In addition, the band celebrated its second career American Music Award win, from six career AMA nominations, on Nov. 20.

The “Come To The Well” tour is partnering with Christian humanitarian organization World Vision ( World Vision provides assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Casting Crowns has helped to generate a total of 52,000 child sponsorships for World Vision to date.

*Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice

2/9 (Thursday) – Florence, S.C. – Florence Civic Center
2/10 (Friday) – Virginia Beach, Va. – Rock Church
2/11 (Saturday) – Woodbridge, Va. – Hylton Memorial Chapel
2/16 (Thursday) – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Van Andel Arena
2/17 (Friday) – Troy, Ohio – Hobart Arena
2/18 (Saturday) – Lynchburg, Va. – Vines Center – Liberty University
2/23 (Thursday) – Coral Gables, Fla. – BankUnited Center
2/24 (Friday) – Orlando, Fla. – UCF Arena
2/25 (Saturday) – Tallahassee, Fla. – Leon County Civic Center
2/26 (Sunday) – Pensacola, Fla. – Pensacola Civic Center

3/1 (Thursday) – Ft. Wayne, Ind. – Memorial Coliseum
3/2 (Friday) – Brookfield, Wis. – Elmbrook Church
3/3 (Saturday) – Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center
3/8 (Thursday) – Johnson City, Tenn. – Freedom Hall
3/9 (Friday) – Raleigh, N.C. – RBC Center
3/10 (Saturday) – Charlotte, N.C. – Bojangles Coliseum
3/11 (Sunday) – Greenville, S.C. – Bi-Lo Center
3/15 (Thursday) – Lowell, Mass. – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
3/16 (Friday) – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center
3/17 (Saturday) – Getzville, N.Y. – The Chapel at Crosspoint
3/18 (Sunday) – Baltimore, Md. – 1st Mariner Arena
3/22 (Thursday) – Independence, Mo. – Independence Event Center
3/23 (Friday) – Moline, Ill. – iWireless Center
3/24 (Saturday) – St. Charles, Md. – Family Arena
3/29 (Thursday) – Philadelphia, Pa. – The Liacouras Center
3/30 (Friday) – Hershey, Pa. – Giant Center
3/31 (Saturday) – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Console Energy Center

4/5 (Thursday) – Bowling Green, Ky. – E.A. Diddle Arena
4/6 (Friday) – Chattanooga, Tenn. – UTC MacKenzie Arena
4/7 (Saturday) – Birmingham, Ala. – BJCC Arena
4/12 (Thursday) – Austin, Texas – Shoreline Church
4/13 (Friday) – Odessa, Texas – Ector County Coliseum
4/14 (Saturday) – Oklahoma City, Okla. – State Fair Arena (Private)
4/19 (Thursday) – Cedar Falls, Iowa – McLeod Center
4/20 (Friday) – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sioux Falls Arena
4/21 (Saturday) – Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center
4/22 (Sunday) – Fargo, N.D. – Fargo Dome
4/24 (Tuesday) – Springfield, Mo. – JQH Arena
4/26 (Thursday) – Louisville, Ky. – Broadbent Arena
4/27 (Friday) – Woodstock, Ga. – First Baptist Church
4/28 (Saturday) – Charleston, W.V. – Charleston Civic Center

5/3 (Thursday) – Tulsa, Okla. – Spirit Bank Event Center
5/4 (Friday) – Lubbock, Texas – United Spirit Arena
5/5 (Saturday) – The Woodlands, Texas – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Source- Provident Press


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