THE ROADSHOW 2014 BRINGS POPULAR CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMERS TO THE KFC YUM! CENTER ON JANUARY 31
Lineup to feature Skillet, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Jamie Grace and moreView All News
Louisville, Ky. (October 21, 2013) - The Roadshow embarks on its sixth annual tour in January 2014 with a new group of all-star musicians making a stop in Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center on January 31, 2014. Leading the night are Skillet, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Jamie Grace and Royal Tailor. This tour follows the very successful 2012 "Roadshow" which was named one of Pollstar's Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year 2012. Also included in the evening will be a diverse group of newer artists including Soulfire Revolution, We As Human, The Neverclaim and Vertical Church Band.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. The KFC Yum! Center Box Office will maintain its regular Monday-Friday hours and thus will not be open on Saturday; guests can purchase tickets online beginning at this time or purchase them at the Box Office starting Monday, October 28. This year all seats will be reserved and there will be three ways concertgoers can obtain their tickets. The traditional $10 at-the-door, in advance for $10 at the venue box office during regular hours, or $20 online or by phone. There will be no additional services fees for the tickets, making it an affordable event for the whole family. Compassion International and Grand Canyon University will again serve as sponsors for the tour. Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization serving more than 1.2 million children. Grand Canyon University, founded in 1949, is Arizona’s premier private Christian university offering traditional programs on its growing campus as well as online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The tour will launch on the west coast, kicking off in Sacramento on January 9. It will continue to 21 additional markets including Portland, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas and more before concluding Feb. 16 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Over the course of the past few years, GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone, racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number over four million on Facebook alone. Their 2013 release RISE debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, which led to a No. 1 radio hit for "American Noise" and "Sick Of It." RISE also gave Skillet their late night television debut on CONAN. RISE follows the band's 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Top Albums Chart, garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified “Awake & Alive,” the gold-certified "Hero," "It's Not Me It's You" and the platinum-certified "Monster." Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012, and was one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012. Skillet is made up of John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison.
About Third Day
During the last decade, Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (comprising members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 28 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than seven million albums, including two RIAA Platinum as well as nine Gold certifications. A Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards (from 42 nominations), four GRAMMY Awards (with 11 career nominations), an American Music Award (with four American Music Award nominations) and multiple ASCAP honors, including its coveted Vanguard Award, for songwriting. Long known as Christian music’s premier live band, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions all around the world. Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, the New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine, which called Third Day “one of the best rock bands, period.”
About Andy Mineo:
Whether he’s on stage bringing an audience to its feet with his riveting performance or off stage fielding interview questions with a potent combination of intellect and wit, it’s obvious Andy Mineo is a born communicator and hip hop music is his instrument for reaching the masses. That musical authenticity, heart for people and keen insight into the human condition coalesce on Mineo’s Reach Records debut Heroes for Sale.
About Jamie Grace
21-year old singer-songwriter Jamie Grace made a remarkable entrance with the help of multiple GRAMMY® winner TobyMac who signed her to Gotee Records. During the time of the release of her debut project, One Song at a Time, Jamie balanced her time between her career as a touring artist and college. While her album propelled her to win her first GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year and receive her first GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award nominations she also performed on the Women of Faith's REVOLVE tour, TobyMac's HITS Deep Tour and the highly attended 44-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Hailing from outside of Atlanta, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 11 and has since traveled the country sharing her story and faith through music and speaking. Jamie Grace has since graduated from Point University with a degree in children’s ministry and recently released her new hit single "Beautiful Day" from the highly anticipated upcoming follow-up album to One Song at a Time.
About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded eleven consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.
About Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Theology, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The University’s curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit www.gcu.edu.