Chris Tomlin’s “Worship Night In America Tour”
Gathers Over 175,000 to Shows in Six-Weeks
Tour Supported Children in Foster Care in Collaboration with
America’s Kids Belong
Nashville, TN (May 15, 2018) – Grammy® winner Chris Tomlin wrapped his Worship Night In America Tour (WNIA) over the weekend in North Little Rock, Arkansas gathering over 175,000 to attend shows during its six-week run. In each of the tour’s cities, Chris continued his work with national non-profit America’s Kids Belong by offering his time to meet with church and community leaders seeking their help to end the foster care and adoption crisis. The gatherings brought together over 500 Mayors, business leaders, child-welfare executives, state legislators, faith leaders and Governors.
“I have always felt my life’s mission was to give people the tools to worship God,” shared Chris. “I try to write songs that are a resource for people and the church. I consider it an honor to have been able to use the music and the tour as a way to gather and spread the mission of America’s Kids Belong. Together we can do great things.”
Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett joined Chris for the duration of each show on the Worship Night In America Tour. Pastor/author Darren Whitehead served as the guest speaker.
The tour was applauded by reviewers with one touting ‘the event was truly unique as there wasn’t an opening band or set times. The effect of this was unity between different artists with varying styles as they joined together with a hunger for God and His Presence.
“The solidarity of the Worship Night in America Tour – different artists sharing the stage throughout the night – means a lot to us,” said Janet Kelly, VP of Strategic Partnerships for America’s Kids Belong. “It is symbolic of what can happen when churches are unified to love their neighbors by stepping into the foster care and adoption crisis in the U.S. We are extremely grateful to Chris for his care and concern for these vulnerable children and their families.”
The tour unofficially launched with the second annual sold-out ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert event held at Bridgestone Arena. The net proceeds from the 2017 and 2018 Good Friday shows were donated to Tennessee Kids Belong, the state chapter of America’s Kids Belong.
WNIA was exclusively produced by Awakening Events and presented by K-LOVE and Air1.
Chris, a K-LOVE Fan Awards Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, will return to the recording studio this spring to finish his next album due out later this year.
About Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. TIME magazine claims he is likely “the most often sung artist anywhere.” Chris has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Tomlin is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 billion digital radio streams. Others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. The GRAMMY® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Tomlin’s latest #1 charting album Never Lose Sight contains three #1 radio singles – “Jesus,” “Good Good Father” and “Home.” As the most successful Christian touring artist today, Tomlin’s concert tours have sold out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others.
About Awakening Events
Awakening Events produces over 175 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar’s “Worldwide – Top 50 Promoter” list each year, reaching as high as 9th in North America, and top 20 in the world. For more info visit: www.AwakeningEvents.com.