This Not-To-Be-Missed Bible Tour 2018: A Live Worship Experience Features Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Andrew Peterson, Daniel & Harvest Bashta and Steven Malcolm
28 June 2018 – Nashville, Tenn – In partnership with ChildFund, the popular Bible Tour returns this fall, visiting 14 markets around the U.S. Now in its fourth year, 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.
The Bible Tour 2018 is more than just a concert – it’s a live worship experience suitable for the entire family. With an evening offering numerous hit songs from your favorite artists, it also promises an incredible worship time and a life-changing night you will never forget.
The tour kicks off September 20 in Evansville, IN and will run through October 21 in Hershey, PA. Official tour markets and dates are listed below. Tickets to most of the cities are on sale now, but further ticket information and the most updated schedule can be found at BibleTour2018.com.
The tour also offers two ticket upgrade options in select markets – the VIP Experience or the VIP Ultimate Experience:
V.I.P. 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, V.I.P. Lounge access, and more!
Ultimate V.I.P. Experience: (only six available per market): This ultimate experience includes all of the standard V.I.P. options, PLUS a backstage tour, bus tour, snacks backstage, and a photo taken of you behind a mic on stage prior to the show with the Bible Tour logo in the background. Feel like an artist with this exclusive experience!
Bible Tour 2018 dates*:
Sept. 20 – Evansville, IN
Sept. 21 – Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 23 – Lexington, KY
Oct. 10 – Dallas, TX
Oct. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 12 – Broomfield, 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
*All dates and markets subject to change; for the most updated schedule and information visit the tour site at BibleTour2018.com
**VIP Upgrade available in this market; further details here
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.
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 and Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” She has since gone on to have nearly four million in career sales. The GMA has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple #1’s on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, “Be One.”
Beyond her music career, Natalie is the author of several books, including a tween book series titled “Glimmer Girls.” Her fashion and jewelry line, NG by Natalie Grant, has seen great success, and most importantly she has used her platform to be 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 locations spanning ten countries and four continents.
Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville, TN with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie.
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.
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.
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.”
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