Photo credit: Makayla Symmonds
Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2017) – On September 5th and 6th, GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin filled the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre two nights in a row, making history as the first Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artist with back-to-back shows at the historic venue. This feat comes amidst a massive year for Tomlin, following his sold out Good Friday Nashville event this past April that made history as the largest ticketed Christian concert at Bridgestone Arena, and last fall, when Tomlin became the first Christian artist to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays. Justin Timberlake, Garth Brooks and Pitbull are the only other artists to have received this award.
“I’ve gotten to be a part of many incredible gatherings over the past years. But Red Rocks was definitely unforgettable. My heart is full,” shares Tomlin. “Not a more beautiful sound than God’s people singing His praises!”
After an overwhelming response to the announcement of “Chris Tomlin: Worship at Red Rocks,” which sold out weeks before the show date on September 6th, multi-platinum selling artist Chris Tomlin added the second night on September 5th as a special “Chris Tomin & Friends” event. The evening included performances from artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Mac Powell, Ellie Holcomb and more.
“Thank you to all who came near and far to be a part of the worship with us. This accomplishment is an affirmation of the power and impact of the genre,” says Tomlin.
“Chris Tomlin: Worship At Red Rocks” and “Chris Tomlin & Friends” follows his 2015 sold out “Worship Night In America” event at Red Rocks, and precedes Tomlin’s highly anticipated “Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship” tour. Unlike the arenas and large-scale venues of past tours often associated with Tomlin, “Chris Tomlin Christmas” will incorporate historic venues and an up-close and intimate night of worship with Chris Tomlin, visiting ten cities throughout the month of December.
Both “Chris Tomlin: Worship at Red Rocks” and “Chris Tomlin & Friends” were exclusively produced by Awakening Events.
About Chris Tomlin:
Likely “the most often sung artist anywhere” according to TIME Magazine, Chris Tomlin is among the most influential artists in Christian music. Selling over 7.5 million albums and 10.7 million digital tracks, Tomlin has 16 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award, three Billboard Music Awards, two platinum and five gold albums to his name. Honored last fall as the fourth recipient of the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays, Tomlin’s latest album Never Lose Sight and debut children’s book Good Good Father are available now.
About Awakening Events:
Awakening Events produces over 175 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar’s “Worldwide – Top 50 Promoter” list each year, reaching as high as 9th in North America, and top 20 in the world. For more info visit: www.AwakeningEvents.com