A popular christian pop rock band is bringing their upcoming tour to Salina.
The Newsboys “Love Riot Tour” is coming to the Salina Bicentennial Center on Thursday, December 8th at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 2nd at 10 a.m. The concert will also feature special guests Hawk Nelson and Ryan Stevenson.
Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys will hit the road this fall, bringing their “Love Riot Tour” to more than 40 cities around the country, it was announced today. Supporting the band’s multi-genre chart-topping release of the same name, the “Love Riot Tour” will feature powerhouse pop rock band Hawk Nelson whose music has been featured on NBC, FOX, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. The tour also includes Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, as well as a special message from acclaimed author and speaker Bob Lenz.
In addition to fan favorites from the iconic group’s unparalleled career, Newsboys’ “Love Riot Tour” will also feature selections from their latest FairTrade Services album. Love Riot recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Top Alternative Albums chart, along with topping numerous other national charts, marking one of the biggest sales weeks for a Christian artist to date this year.
Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances—including their recently concluded “We Believe God’s Not Dead” 2015-2016 Tour—continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead”, Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum-certified single, inspired the eponymous Pure Flix 2014 hit film. The band also appeared in “God’s Not Dead” and returned to the big screen to reprise their role in this spring’s box office hit sequel, “God’s Not Dead 2.”
Grammy-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson’s full-length debut, Fresh Start, released to critical acclaim in September and features his current radio single, “Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal)”, the fastest rising song of his career and already a Top 10 iTunes Christian & Gospel hit. The project also includes the multi-week #1 “Not Forgotten (feat. TobyMac)” and the previous single, “All Yours”. Stevenson, who was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award as co-writer of TobyMac’s hit single “Speak Life”, spent seven years as a paramedic before signing an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records. He hails from the Pacific Northwest and is a husband and father of two boys.
Bob Lenz speaks to nearly half a million teens and adults across North America each year through school assembly programs and faith-based outreaches and events. Founder and president of Life! Promotions, a non-profit organization with a mission to instill hope in youth, Lenz is the author of Dignity Revolution – Standing Up for the Value of Every Person and Grace – For Those Who Think They Don’t Measure Up.
Tickets for this concert will be available at the Bicentennial Center Box Office, online at BicentennialCenter.com, or by calling 888-826-SHOW (7469). Seating options are a $45 Premium ticket which includes early entrance and an artist Q & A, a $25 General Admission ticket, and a Family Four Pack discount that’s just $18.50 per ticket!