Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this fall to extend its hugely successful "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring special guest Grammy-nominated artist Zach Williams. "The Very Next Thing" Tour hit 80 major markets during its Fall 2016/Spring 2017 runs, resulting in some of the most successful shows of Casting Crowns' career.
With multiple sold-out performances and an overall attendance topping 375,000, "The Very Next Thing" Tour has become the most attended Crowns tour since 2008. Presented by Compassion International, the 20-city fall leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour runs October and November, with tickets on sale now in most markets.
"The Very Next Thing" Tour supports Casting Crowns' current studio album, The Very Next Thing (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.
The Very Next Thing is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh-sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song. Hall shares the inspiration behind the album and title: "We are all in different stages of 'next.' There's a next step from where you are right now. We all feel like there's a stage that we have to reach to move on to what is next - but God has you right here, right now for your 'next,' and all of these songs touch on that idea." Casting Crowns continues to impact audiences with its powerful live shows, having performed for more than six million fans.
In addition, the band is crossing over a milestone of 100,000 child sponsorships generated through Casting Crowns' concerts. For more information on "The Very Next Thing" Tour, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.
THE VERY NEXT THING TOUR - FALL 2017
* Dates and venues subject to change without notice.
5 Wise, VA - UVA - Wise Convocation Center
6 University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
7 Getzville, NY - The Chapel at Crosspoint
8 Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Civic Center
12 St. Joseph, MO - St. Joseph Civic Arena
13 Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Berean Church
14 Mountain Grove, MO - Mountain Grove High School Arena
19 Plymouth, MI - Northridge Church
20 Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center
21 Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center
26 Hiawassee, GA - Georgia Mountain Fair
27 Columbus, GA - Columbus Civic Center
28 Corbin, KY - Corbin Arena
2 Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
3 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
4 Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
9 San Angelo, TX - Foster Communications Coliseum
10 Lubbock, TX - City Bank Arena
11 Shawnee, OK - Fire Lake Arena
12 Topeka, KS - Topeka Performing Arts Center
For current concert and ticket information, visit www.CastingCrowns.com/tour.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS: Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, four RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and six GRAMMY nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations. Casting Crowns' seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 25 plus years in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.
ABOUT ZACH WILLIAMS: Zach Williams comes to the Christian music industry with years of experience as front man of a mainstream rock band before coming to Christ, which radically changed his life. Eventually becoming the campus director and worship leader at Central Baptist in his hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, over time doors opened for him to write songs as well as garner a record deal with Provident Label Group/Sony Music. Co-writing his debut single "Chain Breaker" with Jonathan Smith and Mia Fieldes, the song quickly climbed the charts and hit No. 1 at radio, holding the top spot for 15 weeks and earning him a GRAMMY nomination. "Chain Breaker" was also nominated as "Top Christian Song" by Billboard Music Awards and it won the "Breakout Single of the Year" at the 2017 KLOVE Fan Awards. The song is found on the LP of the same name, which also includes Williams' second single, "Old Church Choir," now at radio. For the latest information, please visit www.ZachWilliamsmusic.com.
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 26 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.9 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. For more information , visit compassion.com.