Newsboys Headline WINTER JAM Tour 2014 & Top Ticket Sales List for First Quarter 2014
Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular again was a huge success all across America. The tour started by NewSong 19 years ago has wrapped and for the fourth consecutive year, Winter Jam tops Pollstar's First Quarter Year To Date Worldwide Ticket Sales chart - Top 100 Tours.
This includes surpassing all 2014 first quarter tours which include Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Beyoncé, Michael Bublé, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake. The tour criss-crossed across America playing major arenas around the country from January through March. The Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular achieved 34 sellouts this year and reached a combined total audience of more than 550,000 people-the tour's largest attendance in it's rich 19 year history.
The biggest night of the tour came in Atlanta in February, where over 30,000 people filed into Atlanta's Georgia Dome, marking the biggest single event in Winter Jam's 19-year history. Featuring Guinness World Record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across the Dome, the event also included appearances from Reed Robertson of "Duck Dynasty," GRAMMY®-nominated multi Dove Award winner David Crowder and University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt.
Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong and headlined by multi GRAMMY®-nominated Newsboys and GRAMMY®-winning rap/hip-hop recording artist Lecrae, this year's all-star line-up also featured Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb and Colton Dixon, as well as a message from leading young evangelist Nick Hall. In addition, the iDisciple App Pre-Jam Party featured Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Derek Minor.
"God continues to blow us away with His faithfulness," says Winter Jam creator and NewSong founding member Eddie Carswell. "We are keenly aware that this is His tour and He is to receive all the glory. We pray daily to be good stewards of His message and are deeply humbled to see countless lives changed throughout the ministry of Winter Jam."
"It's been 19 years of continued growth for Winter Jam," says Roy Morgan, co-owner, Premier Productions, Winter Jam promoter. "It's amazing to look back and see how God has orchestrated the smallest of details to grow and use this tour to deliver His message of love and Hope to literally millions of people."
The tour seems to have the right formula, with new bands jumping on the tour each year alongside Newsong. So it keeps it fresh and they keep the ticket prices low as well. There is always a good mix of up and coming artists alongside seasoned Christian music veterans all gathered together for a great night of music. Now the question is: who will be on the Winter Jam 2015 line-up?