June 20, 2017 10:38 am
Multi-Platinum Selling MercyMe Announces
East Coast Trek Of “Lifer Tour” This October
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on October 26th
Tickets on sale Friday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.
Nashville, Tenn. (June 20, 2017) – GRAMMY® nominated MercyMe will bring the second leg of their “Lifer Tour” to 14 markets October 7 – 29. Carrying the namesake of their latest No. 1 album, LIFER, the American Music Award winners will perform fan favorites such as “I Can Only Imagine,” “Flawless,” “Greater” and more, including their current chart-topper “Even If” which has been a continuous No. 1 mainstay on the Christian radio charts. Joining the tour will be radio favorites Ryan Stevenson and Unspoken.
Tickets for the October 26 performance at the Times-Union Center go on sale this Friday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices at the Times-Union Center and Veterans Memorial Arena or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
MercyMe’s LIFER earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on Billboard Christian Album Charts, upon its release in March. Throughout the street week of the album, LIFER sat atop the iTunes Christian Chart, while hitting No. 2 on the overall iTunes and Amazon Music Charts. LIFER also pulled in No. 1s internationally, garnering the highest chart placement on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums Chart in India, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Italy. The GRAMMY® nominees latest chart topper follows a string of top
releases for the band, including 2014’s RIAA Gold Certified Welcome To The New.
LIFER is available at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Cracker Barrel, LifeWay and more.
For the latest tour information or to purchase tickets, visit www.MercyMe.org.
* All dates subject to change.
October 7 – Reading, PA
October 8 – Cleveland, OH
October 12 – Evansville, IN
October 13 – Appleton, WI
October 14 – Peoria, IL
October 15 – Rosemont, IL
October 19 – Troy, OH
October 20 – Jamestown, NY
October 21 – Rochester, NY
October 22 – Binghamton, NY
October 26 – Jacksonville, FL
October 27 – TBA
October 28 – Pompano Beach, FL
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 28 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year End charts. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods, four radio hits, has been certified gold by the RIAA and continues to be a top selling title. LIFER, their latest chart-topping album, is available now.
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