Due to overwhelming demand, Awakening Events today announced the spring extension of the Michael W. Smith 35 Years Of Friends Tour. The 17-city spring tour comes on the heels of a widely popular fall run that celebrated 14 sold out dates.
"The fans made it clear, they want more Michael W. Smith, and the momentum of finishing this fall with all 10 of the final 10 shows being sold out left no doubt that we needed to extend this tour," said Curtis Pinkerton Director of Marketing at Awakening Events.
Tickets for the spring leg of the "35 Years Of Friends Tour" are on sale now. More information can be found at michaelwsmith.com or awakeningevents.com.
Smith says, "I am thrilled that we are taking the 35 Years Of Friends tour back on the road this spring. The fall tour was so much fun and such a great success, I can't wait to do it again. Last year in Nashville, we had an event where 56 of my friends and fellow artists came together to celebrate my 35 #1's and the 35th Anniversary of "FRIENDS." It was an amazing night - and, for me, brought back memories of some songs I hadn't thought of for quite a while! To fit all the songs into one night and be my own opening act is really special to me. From the old songs I haven't done in concert for a long time, to newer hits and, of course Worship - - it's a full night. I can't wait to see you there!"
The 35 Years Of Friends Tour, exclusively produced by Awakening Events, in partnership with Altrua Healthshare and Food For the Hungry, will provide fans the opportunity to hear these hits and experience worship drawn from Smiths' recordings and worship anthems from across his career including a live performance of "Friends". As Smith was designing this unique show, unlike any tour he has embarked on before, it was decided that he would be his own "opening act," to spend as much time with the crowd as he could.
35 Years of Friends Spring Tour
*all dates subject to change
|Thu, Mar 12||Sugar Land, TX (Houston)||Sugar Land Baptist Church|
|Fri, Mar 13||Lewisville, TX (Dallas)||First Baptist Church Lewisville|
|Sat, Mar 14||Amarillo, TX||Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts|
|Sun, Mar 15||Albuquerque, NM||Hoffmantown Church|
|Thu, Mar 19||San Francisco, CA||Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre|
|Fri, Mar 20||Napa, CA||Uptown Theatre Napa|
|Sat, Mar 21||San Luis Obispo, CA||Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo|
|Sun, Mar 22||Monterey, CA||Golden State Theatre|
|Thu, Mar 26||Cheyenne, WY||Cheyenne Civic Center|
|Fri, Mar 27||Lincoln, NE||Rococo Theatre|
|Sat, Mar 28||Lafayette, IN||Long Center for the Performing Arts|
|Sun, Mar 29||Louisville, KY||The Brown Theatre|
|Fri, Apr 3||Macon, GA||The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University|
|Sun, Apr 5||Indian Trail, NC (Charlotte)||First Baptist Church Indian Trail|
|Tue, Apr 14||Roanoke, VA||Jefferson Center|
|Wed, Apr 15||Greensboro, NC||Carolina Theatre of Greensboro|
|Thu, Apr 16||Middleburg Heights, OH||
More About Michael W. Smith:
Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he's written over 35 #1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. Amassing an in-depth catalog of achievements, Smith was also recently honored with a star-studded tribute concert in Nashville, TN to celebrate his 35 #1s, by a myriad of legendary performers. His recent USA Today, Yahoo! Music and Billboard-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights and Parade, Good Morning America-featured and GRAMMY nominated live worship album Surrounded have together become his 30th and 31st Top 10 hits on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, more than any other solo artist in history. Inspired by Surrounded Smith hosted "A Night to Pray, Worship and Be Awakened," the energy, passion and unity of the event is captured as it happened on AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience, which was released February, 2019.
More than just an outstanding songwriter and performer, Smith has given back to the global community throughout his career. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever.
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