Chris Tomlin to Release New EP & Launch Summer Tour
Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP Available July 2
13-City Amphitheater Tour Begins August 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 4, 2021) – Grammy award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating the beginning of summer with the announcement of new music and a new tour. On July 2nd, Chris will release the Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP and on August 13th will kick off a 13-city amphitheater tour with Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, and special guest Cody Carnes. Tickets are on sale to the public on Friday, June 11 at 10am local time at christomlin.com and fans can sign up for the exclusive pre-sale HERE now.
“Over the last year I’ve come to realize that I have taken for granted the ability to gather together as the church in worship,” shared Chris. “Ever since I was young I have felt a calling on my life to help give people a voice to worship God and for me, I can't think of a more critical moment in time for us to come back together and worship... unified and as one voice. Worship is more than a concert, it’s about your soul connecting to God, it's eternal and an opportunity to join in everlasting praise. To not only worship outside amidst God’s creation but to do it alongside some of the most influential worship leaders in the church right now is something I am honored to be a part of. This is truly going to be a moment of impact and one we will never forget.”
On the heels of the success of Chris’ #1 debuting album Chris Tomlin & Friends, which currently has over 150 million global streams and had two songs featured in Spotify’s Viral 50, Tomlin is set to release a follow up EP. The album included Chris’ second longest running #1 song “Who You Are To Me” featuring Lady A that topped the charts for six consecutive weeks, and debuted at #6 on the Country Billboard Albums chart. The Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP is set to release on July 2nd and will feature superstar artist collaborations which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
“As we are coming out of this unique moment in history, my prayer for everyone as they listen to these songs is that they feel encouraged, uplifted, and be reminded that ‘the greatest of these is love’,” said Chris. “It is with great anticipation that we head into this summer with the announcement of the tour and the upcoming release of the EP, knowing that it’s going to be filled with new memories and powerful encounters with the living God.”
Chris previously spoke to Billboard about the friendships he built while making Chris Tomlin & Friends and his hope to take a step towards breaking down walls and smashing up the genres. The project featured 13 tracks with some of country music’s biggest superstars, including executive producers Florida Georgia Line, Lady A and Thomas Rhett as well as Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young in addition to Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Blessing Offor and We The Kingdom. Chris performed one of the tracks of the project, “Thank You Lord”, which featured Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, on the Today Show and The Late Late Show with James Corden as part of promo for the album.
As one of the most successful Christian touring artists today, Chris will launch the amphitheater tour this August which is currently slated for 13 cities running through September 3. Chris’ headline tours have sold-out venues everywhere, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks and many more. Additional touring plans will be announced in the coming weeks. For up-to-date touring information go to www.christomlin.com.
“Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music Live In Concert” Tour Dates:
8-13 Cedar Rapids, IA McGrath Amphitheater
8-14 Detroit, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheater
8-15 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Pavilion
8-19 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
8-20 Oklahoma City, OK The Zoo Amphitheater
8-21 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8-22 Beaumont, TX Ford Pavilion
8-27 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8-28 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheater
8-29 Albertville, AL Sand Mountain Amphitheater
9-1 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
9-2 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
9-3 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
About Chris Tomlin
As one of the most successful Christian touring artists today, Chris Tomlin has sold-out venues everywhere including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks in Denver and more. This summer, the Grammy award winner will celebrate with a new amphitheater tour and the release of new music, Chris Tomlin & Friends [Summer EP], out July 2. It is estimated that 20-30 million people across the world sing one of Chris’ songs every week in church services in nearly every language. Time magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, Chris has scored 17 #1 one singles at radio, placed 29 top ten hits (more than any other Christian artist), sold more than nine million albums with 4.5 Billion career global streams, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, more than 25 Dove Awards, became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris is also the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award.
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