More Than 4,000 Children Already Sponsored Through Partnership With Compassion International
Nashville, Tenn - Newsboys announced today they are extending their much sought after God's Not Dead Tour through the fall of 2012. Over the course of visiting 60+ cities this spring, the Newsboys' God’s Not Dead Tour has impacted thousands of lives, both locally and internationally. Since the tour began in mid-January, a remarkable 31 venues have sold out and the tour is still hitting another ten markets before the spring leg ends May 6th in Williamsburg, VA.
Joining the fall leg of the tour will be Building 429 (Provident Label Group) and Luminate (Sparrow/EMI). Compassion International will continue their highly successful partnership with Newsboys in raising awareness and sponsorships for children overseas during the tour.
The God's Not Dead Tour is one of the most in-demand nights of worship, praise and celebration during this touring season. Over 4,000 children have been sponsored through the partnership with Compassion International, while 3,200 people have pledged to be “Second to One” through I am Second, and thousands more have indicated their desire to give their lives to Christ after hearing a message of hope from evangelist Bob Lenz of Life Promotions.
Testimonies have poured in following each show. One of the tour's promoters shared, “I wanted to tell you THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to host the GOD'S NOT DEAD Tour with Newsboys. Of course the music was great, but this tour is so much more. We greatly appreciated the chance to host an evening where the Gospel was a part of the evening and was not shoe-horned in somewhere. To have the artists, especially Newsboys, speak about Jesus Christ in more than a passing comment was exactly what we think these evenings should be about.”
Concertgoers will be sure to have an amazing time hearing some of the biggest hits currently at radio, led by Newsboys' hit single "God's Not Dead," which held the top spot on Billboard's CHR chart for seven weeks in a row and is currently rising up the AC chart, this week at No. 3 on Christian AC Indicator. They'll also hear Building 429's "Where I Belong," which has been No. 1 for an astounding eleven weeks (Billboard's National Audience chart and Christian AC Monitored chart).
The fall leg of the tour will visit more than 35 markets nationwide, with stops in major markets of Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Houston, and Nashville. The remaining tour dates for the spring leg of the God's Not Dead Tour are available at Newsboys.com and the tour's official webpage at GodsNotDeadTour.com.