Together with World Vision, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music presents the tour of a lifetime, in celebration of hers. Announced today on NBC's Today Show by host Kathie Lee Gifford who had her friend Sandi Patty in studio with her for her "Favorite Things" segment, Sandi is letting the world know that she is saying "farewell & thank you" through her upcoming "Forever Grateful" World Tour. The tour will begin in February, 2016 and run throughout the year. Tickets will go on sale this coming November, 2015. For more information visit: www.sandipatty.com.
Sandi is one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, over forty Dove awards, and twelve million units sold. Additionally, Sandi will appear at Carnegie Hall this Thanksgiving 2015 for the 5th Annual Christmas in New York concert event.
Sandi was introduced to the world with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Virtually overnight she became one of the country's best-loved performers. Her version of the national anthem has been performed with the National Symphony, at the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel and ABC's Fourth of July Special. Her debut full length symphonic pops album Broadway Stories, conducted by Maestro Jack Everly, was released to rave reviews. Sandi has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, & the Dallas Symphony. She headlined the title role in sold out performances of the musical "Hello, Dolly!" with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, co- starring Tony Award winner Gary Beach. Sandi has also performed during three separate Presidential Inaugurations as well as at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In her "Forever Grateful" World Tour, Sandi will bring her two passions together: singing and humanitarianism through World Vision. The tour will feature very special guests Veritas and performances from members of Sandi's family. In addition to her final tour, Sandi will celebrate the holidays in cities across the US with her Christmas Tour.
"What a privilege it has been to share my story and faith through song for so many years," Sandi says. "My heart is full of gratitude for so many who have been along this journey with me. I could never have imagined my career taking me to so many amazing places and meeting so many people who have changed my life forever.... My desire is to use this next season and the "Forever Grateful" tour as an opportunity to say 'thank you' to as many people as possible!"
For the past 30 years, Sandi has inspired others with her humanitarian work. Through World Vision, she has helped provide inspiration and hope to people who need it most. In addition, she has been a passionate advocate for Water4, raising awareness for organization's revolutionary water wells which provide clean water to the most needed areas of the world.
Along with the "Forever Grateful" Tour, Sandi will release a brand new album titled Forever Grateful in early 2016. The album will feature brand new songs, many of which were co-written by Sandi herself. The album will also feature songs co-written by Grammy® Award Winning Artist Michael W. Smith, Dove Award Winner Nichole Nordeman, and many others.
Highlights for Sandi's Farewell Tour also include The Sandi Patty & Friends Cruise, which will sail through the Eastern Caribbean in February 2016. The cruise will include performances and speaking from Anita Renfroe, Sheila Walsh, Selah, Angie Smith, Travis Cottrell, Wayne Watson, and Marty Grubbs.
The "Forever Grateful" Tour will commence in February 2016 and run through Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, in addition to the 2016 Christmas Blessings Tour, and will hit dozens of additional cities and dates across the country and the world. Keep up with the tour and itinerary at: www.sandipatty.com.
"FOREVER GRATEFUL" 2016 SPRING TOUR DATES
2/11/2016: Lufkin, TX - The Pines Theatre
2/12/2016: San Antonio, TX - Trinity Baptist Church
2/13/2016: Houston, TX - Sagemont Baptist Church
2/14/2016: Shreveport, LA - Summer Grove Baptist Church
3/3/2016: Amarillo, TX: The Church at Quail Creek
3/4/2016: Wichita Falls, TX - Faith Baptist Church
3/5/2016: Texarkana, AR - Perot Theatre
3/6/2016: Lake Charles, LA - TBD
3/7/2016: Poplarville, MS - Pearl River Community College
3/10/2016: Denver, CO - TBD
3/11/2016: Omaha, NE - TBD
3/12/2016: Wichita, KS - Central Community Church
4/7/2016: Raytown, MO - First Baptist Church
4/10/2016: Dallas, TX - First Baptist Church Dallas
4/14/2016: Indian Trail (Charlotte), NC - First Baptist Indian Trail
4/16/2016: Durham, NC
4/17/2016: Aiken, SC - Millbrook Baptist Church
4/21/2016: Memphis, TN - Bellevue Baptist Church
4/22/2016: Chattanooga, TN - Abba's House
4/23/2016: Atlanta, GA - TBD
4/30/2016: Austin, TX - Life Church
5/1/2016: Oklahoma City, OK - Crossings Community Church
5/28/2016: Alto, NM - Spencer Theatre
5/29/2016: Albuquerque, NM - Hoffmantown Baptist Church
6/9/2016: Shipshewana, IN - Shipshewana Event Center
6/18/2016: Hattiesburg, MS - Mainstreet Baptist Church
*All dates and venues subject to change
Tickets for the 2016 "Forever Grateful" Spring Tour will go on sale nationally in November, 2015.