Live Worship Experience Features Multi-Artist Lineup Including
Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Andrew Peterson
Daniel & Harvest Bashta and Steven Malcolm
14-City Tour Runs Sept. 19 to Oct. 21
Tickets Available Now at BibleTour2018.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As The Bible Tour 2018 nears its fall launch date, ticket sales are ramping up and tour organizers have announced an additional show in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 19. In partnership with ChildFund, the popular Bible Tour is returning for its fourth year, visiting 14 markets around the U.S. This not-to-be-missed live concert worship event will feature music from award-winning artists Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Andrew Peterson, Daniel & Harvest Bashta, and Steven Malcolm.
More than just a concert, The Bible Tour 2018 is a live worship experience suitable for the entire family. An evening of numerous hit songs from some of Christian music’s top artists, it also promises to be an incredible time of worship and a life-changing night audiences won’t forget.
The Bible Tour 2018 now kicks off Sept. 19, in Birmingham and will hit major markets like Minneapolis, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Virginia Beach and more before wrapping up Oct. 21, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A complete list of tour markets and dates may be found below, and tickets are on sale now at BibleTour2018.com.
“We’re excited to bring The Bible Tour back in 2018 and have seen a tremendous response so far with several venues already over 50 percent sold,” says Jason Jenkins, Vice President and Executive Tour Producer for 25 Entertainment. “This is so much more than a show, it’s an immersive experience bringing live performances and stunning video together to remind us of the hope and love of God. Due to the tremendous response, we are excited to expand with the addition of Birmingham.”
The tour also offers two ticket upgrade options in select markets — the VIP Experience or the VIP Ultimate Experience:
- VIP Experience: This experience includes the best seats in the house, early entry into the venue, M&G and photo with tour artists (taken by event team members), an exclusive T-shirt and laminate, signed poster, VIP Lounge access and more!
- Ultimate VIP Experience (only six available per market): This ultimate experience includes all of the standard VIP options, PLUS a backstage tour, bus tour, snacks backstage and a photo taken behind a mic on stage prior to the show with the Bible Tour logo in the background. Fans can feel like an artist with this exclusive experience!
THE BIBLE TOUR – FALL 2018
Sept. 19 – Birmingham, AL
Sept. 20 – Evansville, IN
Sept. 23 – Lexington, KY
Oct. 10 – Dallas, TX
Oct. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 12 – Broomfield (Denver), CO**
Oct. 13 – Kansas City, MO
Oct. 14 – Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, NC**
Oct. 18 – Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 19 – Virginia Beach, VA
Oct. 20 – Stamford, CT**
Oct. 21 – Hershey, PA
ABOUT MATT MAHER
Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A nine time-GRAMMY® nominee and three time-GMA Dove Award winner, he has garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as his Top 5 CCLI song “Lord, I Need You” and the chart-topping radio single “Because He Lives (Amen).” Along with other hits such as “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen,” and “Your Grace Is Enough,” Maher has written / co-written five No. 1 radio singles. Penning numerous songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Casting Crowns, Meredith Andrews, Jesus Culture, Jars of Clay, and Passion, he’s had multiple titles on the CCLI chart’s Top 500 list. With career album sales of more than 550,000 units to date, Maher was awarded his first RIAA Gold certification for his popular single “Lord, I Need You” in 2015. He’s released nine studio albums, his latest titled Echoes, which released fall 2017.
Maher achieved a career highlight in 2013 when he performed for Pope Francis and a crowd of three million people for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Two years later he performed again for the Pope in Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, appearing along with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan and Mark Wahlberg. Maher also recently joined the elite group of musicians and artists as an official Steinway Artist. For more information, visit www.mattmahermusic.com.
ABOUT NATALIE GRANT
Seven-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, Awaken. She has since gone on to have nearly 4 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple #1s on the Billboard chart. Beyond her music career, Natalie has been an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has 20 offices spanning 10 countries and four continents. Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms, and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie. For more information, visit www.nataliegrant.com.
ABOUT ANDREW PETERSON
Recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, publisher and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga series, Andrew Peterson is also host of the popular creative community known as The Rabbit Room (RabbitRoom.com) and recently launched a film and TV production company, Shining Isle Productions, to produce the animated film based on his bestselling books. Known for songs like “Dancing In The Minefields,” “Be Kind To Yourself,” “The Reckoning,” “Don’t You Want To Thank Someone,” “The Silence Of God,” “Nothing To Say,” “You’ll Find Your Way,” “Is He Worthy?” and more, Peterson has also been named “one of the foremost singer/songwriters around” and has received multiple “Best Album of the Year” nods from critics along with two Dove Award nominations.
Ten years in the making, Peterson released this year amidst 5-star acclaim his most congregational recordings to date, both Resurrection Letters: Prologue, a collection of five “waiting songs” meant to remind listeners of the gravity of the crucifixion, and Resurrection Letters, Vol. I, which begins with the heartbeat of the resurrected Christ, exploring the resurrection itself and its centrality to Christianity. Called a “Masterpiece” (CCM Magazine), “One Of His Best” (The Gospel Coalition), “Simply Remarkable” (JesusFreakHideout.com), Peterson takes his new music and fan favorites on the road, drawing capacity crowds at venues around the world, including several sold-out events at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. For more information, visit www.andrew-peterson.com.
ABOUT DANIEL & HARVEST BASHTA, a brother/sister collaboration
Daniel has written songs that have been recorded and sung all over the planet by the Newsboys, Third Day, David Crowder, Passion Band, Jesus Culture and Bethel Music. Perhaps best known for penning the platinum selling worship anthem Like a Lion(Gods Not Dead). Relevant Magazine has said, “Bashta’s music is simultaneously organic and arena-ready, filled with both intimacy and soaring cries to God.” Worship Leader Magazine gave his record “The Invisible” 5 stars saying, “There is something that comes alive in your soul when you hear something clearly outside the popular and proven approaches to worship music. Bashta’s vocal power passionate yet graceful, It’s Rufus Wainwright meets Keith Green.”
Harvest has traveled all over the world leading worship. She is a songwriter and worship leader that has a compelling sound all her own. Her deep, intriguing voice, paired with a unique ability to bring prayer room intimacy to a corporate gathering, sets her apart as a true worship artist. For over a year she toured with the award winning band Third Day and continues to collaborate with artists and like minded worship leaders. She just released a brand new project called PREACHERS under Bethel Music’s new record label, Heritage Music. It is a bold collection of songs that bypass the need for louder, bigger, and technical. With piano and string orchestration by The Brilliance along with the drive and passion of her brother as producer. With her haunting vocals this album invokes a raw, yet reverent response that deconstructs surface level worship. Mixed by 7x Grammy award winning engineer Darrell Thorp, every song is a sermon that invades the heart.
Both Daniel and Harvest reside in Atlanta, GA. They run a non-profit called GoMotion Worldwide, creating change through music, media and missions. For more information, visit www.danielbashta.com or www.harvestbashta.com.
ABOUT STEVEN MALCOLM
Multiple Dove Awards nominee Steven Malcolm released his second project in “The Second City” four-part series, The Second City Part 2, in June 2018. The first EP, The Second City Part 1, released Jan. 26th and was received with critical acclaim. A hip-hop artist from Grand Rapids, Mich., Malcolm released his self-titled debut project for IVAV that resulted in the first single, “Hot Boy,” receiving national recognition from NBA on ESPN, with the second single, “Party In The Hills,” featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and VH1’s “Black Ink Crew,” while garnering 925,000 views on YouTube. This success led to Malcolm being nominated for three Dove Awards, New Artist of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year, along with a powerful live performance of “Party In The Hills” with Hollyn at the Dove Awards. Malcolm was also a featured artist on two high-profile tours last year, “2017 Winter Jam Tour” and Sadie Robertson’s “Live Original Tour.” For more information, visit www.stevenmalcolm.com.
ABOUT CHILDFUND INTERNATIONAL
ChildFund International partners with communities throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas – including the United States – to create lasting, positive change for children. Our programs address the underlying conditions that prevent children and youth from achieving their full potential. Last year, we reached 11.4 million children and family members. Approximately 200,000 Americans support our work by sponsoring individual children or investing in ChildFund programs. Find out more at www.ChildFund.org.