Multi-Artist Tour visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on December 15.
Featuring Special Guests: Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Chris August, and Introducing Capital Kings.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Six-time GRAMMY® winner and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac is riding the wave of an outstanding, award-winning year by reprising his hugely successful HITS DEEP TOUR, expanding last year’s 10 exclusive shows to a 20-city run this fall. Kicking off Nov. 7, and running through Dec. 15, the HITS DEEP TOUR will feature a slightly new multi-artist lineup showcasing some of the best-loved songs performed by TobyMac and some of the biggest and brightest artists in Christian music – including Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Chris August, and newcomers Capital Kings. The tour’s theme and multi-artist package will undoubtedly make for some special moments on stage.
“This tour is going to be exactly what most people want to see when they go to a concert – a show where you know every song,” says TobyMac. “Big hits that hit deep! Not just hits because they are sonically a good listen, but because they’ve spoken deeply to our souls. These artists are all headliners in their own right, but we’ve come together to serve up the hits that have become a part of people’s lives.”
The tour’s announcement comes just after TobyMac was named “Artist of the Year” at the recent K-LOVE Fan Awards, which were held in front of a sold-out audience at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and heard live on air on the K-LOVE radio network. In less than a year, TobyMac has stockpiled a mountain of awards including his sixth Grammy, Billboard Music Awards for Top Christian Artist and Album, his first American Music Award for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary/Inspirational category, iTunes’ Best Christian Gospel Album of the Year, Amazon’s Christian Artist of 2012 and more.
With over 11 million units in career sales, TobyMac’s career continues on the fast track. His most recent project, EYE ON IT, garnered him the highest chart debut of his solo career landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and topping the iTunes® Overall and Christian sales charts. The project made TobyMac one of only four artists to ever debut atop the Billboard Top 200 with a Christian music album. Earlier this year, EYE ON IT received a GRAMMY®, marking the sixth career award for TobyMac. The music video for the album title’s track, featuring pop-sensation Britt Nicole, received over 500,000 views in its first three weeks. His previous four solo projects have received RIAA Gold certification and his live DVD, Alive & Transported, is certified platinum by the RIAA and received a GRAMMY® award. His 2009 album Tonight received GRAMMY® nods for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Song. TobyMac has won at every major award show this season.
About Brandon Heath
Since Brandon Heath’s debut on Reunion Records with Don’t Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian music’s most beloved and respected artists and songwriters. Heath has twice been honored as GMA Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 and 2010), additionally garnering an Emmy Award, five GRAMMY nominations, an American Music Award nomination and multiple GMA Dove Awards and songwriting honors. His award-winning songs and signature vocals reflect a soaring radio career that includes four No. 1 hits: “I’m Not Who I Was,” “Wait and See,” the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year, “Give Me Your Eyes,” and the eight-week chart topper, “Your Love.” National media highlights include Billboard magazine, “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” Relevant magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Discovery Channel’s “On The Case With Paula Zahn” (which highlighted Heath’s “Give Me Your Eyes”), and a feature by The New York Times Sunday edition, touting Heath as a GRAMMY-nominated newcomer “that shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the cracks.” Heath’s third album, Leaving Eden (2011) debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales chart, and the brand new Blue Mountain releases October 9. For more information, please visit: BrandonHeath.net.
Three-time GRAMMY® nominee Mandisa’s discography includes True Beauty, It’s Christmas, Freedom and most recently, her fastest-selling release, What If We Were Real on Sparrow Records. The Season 5 American Idol finalist is also an author with the release of “Idoleyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame.” Mandisa was one of several Idols selected to open Walt Disney World’s American Idol Experience in early 2009. Known for her transparency, Mandisa has been seen on Today, CNN Online, and E! News Live, EXTRA as well as the pages of US Weekly and People, discussing her weight loss journey. She has also garnered six GMA Dove Award nominations, three GRAMMY® nominations, and earned her first No. 1 radio hit this year with “Stronger.” For more information, visit MandisaOfficial.com.
About Jamie Grace
Hailing from outside of Atlanta in Lithonia, Georgia, GRAMMY® nominee Jamie Grace is a 20-year-old college student who, aside from her career and touring as a singer-songwriter, is also studying children’s ministry. At age 11, Jamie Grace was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and has since traveled the country sharing her story and faith through music and speaking. Upon signing Jamie Grace, multiple GRAMMY ® winner TobyMac remarked “I have not been this excited to work with an artist in a long, long time.” Though she just released her first, full-length record in September 2011, Jamie Grace has been a part of the well-known Revolve tour, scored two No. 1 radio hits and has had a highly successful EP. In addition, she recently won the GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year and performed her No. 1 hit song “Hold Me” on ABC’s hit talk show “The View.” For more information, visit JamieGrace.com.
About Colton Dixon
American Idol Season 11 top-10 finalist Colton Dixon recently signed a major recording deal with EMI CMG Label Group/Sparrow Records, with plans to release his anticipated debut album in January of 2013. The album’s first single, titled “You Are,” is currently impacting radio stations across the country. A Tennessee native, Dixon participated in the American Idol LIVE! Tour and debuted “Never Gone,” an original song which will appear on his upcoming album, marking the first time an Idol contestant has performed an original song, which he or she has co-written, on any American Idol tour. Dixon’s past television performances include “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Today Show,” “Live! With Kelly” and “Access Hollywood.” For more information, visit ColtonDixon.com.
About Chris August
Upon his debut in 2010, Fervent Records’ Chris August quickly became a favorite in the CCM genre. With an impressive sweep at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards, he earned awards for “New Artist of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year,” adding him to an elite group of only three artists in the history of the show who have received both awards. He also claimed the nod for “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” for his debut album No Far Away. The album delivered August’s debut single “Starry Night,” which stayed No. 1 for six consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Christian/AC chart. August just released his much anticipated sophomore record The Upside of Down (Aug. 21), which was painstakingly crafted and co-produced with award-winning producer Ian Eskelin. August is a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer who has previously toured with pop sensation Ashlee Simpson and has worked/co-wrote with artists such as Ryan Cabrera, Brian McKnight and Jessica Simpson before shifting his focus to a solo career. For more information, visit ChrisAugustMusic.com.
About Capital Kings
Capital Kings has already begun to make their mark as one of the hottest new acts, being hailed by The Houston Chronicle as “the [electronic pop act] finally to break away from the herd.” The DC natives have remixed on some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists’ records including TobyMac (EYE ON IT, Dubbed & Freq’d), Group 1 Crew (Fearless), Mandisa (Remixed: Get Movin’) and Britt Nicole (Gold). Their smash debut, Capital Kings includes an impressive list of guest artists with TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Royal Tailor and Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5. The duo opened to arenas all across the country on the 2012-2013 Winter Jam Tour. For more information, visit CapitalKingsMusic.com.
A complete list of HITS DEEP TOUR dates is below. For the most up-to-date touring and ticket information on TobyMac concerts, visit TobyMac.com/Tour.
TOBYMAC’S HITS DEEP TOUR – 2013
*Dates and markets subject to change without notice
|7-Nov||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Arena|
|8-Nov||Johnson City, TN||Freedom Hall|
|9-Nov||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|14-Nov||Ft Myers, FL||Germain Arena|
|15-Nov||Tampa, FL||Sun Dome|
|16-Nov||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|17-Nov||Jacksonville, FL||Jacksonville Arena|
|21-Nov||Kansas City, KS||TBA|
|22-Nov||Council Bluffs, IA||Mid America Center|
|23-Nov||Chicago, IL||Sears Centre|
|5-Dec||Reading, PA||Sovereign Center|
|6-Dec||Bridgeport, CT||Webster Bank Arena|
|7-Dec||New York, NY||Theatre @ Madison Square Gardens|
|8-Dec||Salisbury, MD||Wicomico Civic Center|
|12-Dec||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|13-Dec||Cape Girardeau, MO||Show Me Center|
|14-Dec||Corbin, KY||Corbin Arena|
|15-Dec||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|