Winter Jam Tour 360*

Thursday, February 7th, 2019at 7:00pm
Located in the peoria civic center arena

$15 Donation at the door
$15 Donation at the door

Christian Music's Top Tour Unveils 360º Center Stage
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The Winter Jam Tour
Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour and
one of the top first quarter tours in the world, made a
series of major announcements during festivities held
earlier this evening. Streamed around the world via
Facebook LIVE, the event—at Nashville's Hard Rock
Café—was attended by artists, industry personnel and
national media. Revealing a historymaking
tour first, Winter Jam will be presented on a 360º
“in the round” center stage, showcasing a diverse lineup
helmed by supergroup Newsboys United.
Comprised of current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody
Davis, along with former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel, Newsboys United are set to
take the Winter Jam stage to deliver a string of the biggest hits from the iconic band’s
three-decade career. One of the most popular groups in Christian music history,
Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33
#1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and
multiple Dove Awards.
Winter Jam’s 2019 blockbuster lineup continues with GRAMMY®-nominated former
“American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey; GRAMMY®-winning recording artist
and "Overcomer" hitmaker Mandisa; Northern Ireland's "Count Every Blessing"
worshippers Rend Collective; Skillet drummer and female solo rocker LEDGER;
GRAMMY®-nominated tour creators and hosts NewSong; and Dove Award-nominated
Gotee recording artist Hollyn. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party is slated to feature hip-hop
recording artist Ty Brasel; rockers Manic Drive; singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes; and
special guest former Stellar Kart and Audio Adrenaline frontman Adam Agee. The tour will
also include a Gospel presentation from Dare2Share speakers Greg Stier or Zane Black.
(L-R) Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective
Kicking off January 11 at Jacksonville, Florida’s Veterans Memorial Arena, Winter Jam is
scheduled to hit a total of 44 cities, making stops at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena; Kansas
City’s Sprint Center; PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh; Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena;
Bridgestone Arena in Nashville; and Norfolk, Virginia’s Scope Arena, among numerous
other top venues, before concluding March 31 at Cleveland’s Wolstein Center.
"I’ve been extremely excited to tell people about this year’s lineup,” said NewSong
founding member and Winter Jam creator Eddie Carswell. “Not only are we thrilled to tour
with several artists who’ve never been part of Winter Jam before, but we can't wait to
be back on the road with some of our closest friends. It's going to be fun!”
“We’re looking forward to having a 360º stage for the first time,” Carswell adds. “It’s
something we’ve dreamed about and now it’s a reality for us and the fans. This setup will
offer better views, more seating and surround sound. More than anything, I’m just ready
to see how God is going to use all the artists, songs and speakers to draw people to
Himself. He’s the reason we do this every year!”
"With Peter and Phil back onstage with us, we can't wait to bring the Newsboys United
show to Winter Jam next year," says Newsboys' Michael Tait. "It's a blast to join forces
with such an incredible lineup of artists, and the ministry at the heart of Winter Jam is
always evident."
The Winter Jam 2019 Tour Spectacular is produced by Premier Productions and
sponsored in part by ChildFund, Liberty University, Samaritan Ministries, Xtreme
Conferences, Camp Electric, Premier Vacations & Events, Texas TransEastern and Wayne
E. Bailey Produce.
Created and hosted by one of Christian music’s most influential bands, NewSong, Winter
Jam exploded from a single show in 1995 to become the genre's benchmark tour.
Throughout two decades, Winter Jam has helped provide a powerful platform for the
Gospel in major arenas nationwide, consistently showcasing Christian music's biggest
Earlier this year Winter Jam was crowned the top first quarter music tour in the
world. Landing at #2 on Pollstar’s “2018 1Q YTD Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours”
chart, the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular took the top spot of all music tours,
following #1 outing “Disney On Ice.” This year Winter Jam hit a total of 46 cities across the
country from January through March, boasting 17 sold-out shows.
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