Couple Reprises Tour Due to Popular Demand; Tour Marks First Public Appearance Since Birth of Second Child
Celebrated modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty make their way back to the stage this month for a 20-city spring 2014 “Hymns for the Christian Life” tour, reprised for a fourth leg after successful runs throughout the United Kingdom and North America. The event marks the Getty’s first public appearance since welcoming their second child in January.
Featuring a band of Irish and American musical virtuosos, the contemplative yet high-energy evening of congregational singing and corporate worship has graced prestigious music venues worldwide since launching in the United Kingdom two years ago, including sell-out performances at Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Ontario, Canada’s Hamilton Place; and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
The tour’s popularity is due largely to the Getty’s growing international renown, fueled by such beloved songs as modern church anthem “In Christ Alone.” Consequently, the show highlights this along with other modern hymns and traditional favorites, hymns that, as Keith explains, “are about life once we’re out of our pews, once we leave church…” The tour continues with the Getty’s tradition of hosting a fun musical jam in the lobby after each show where band members are often joined by local players for an up-close-and-personal improvised music set.
The spring 2014 leg opened March 29 in Houston and will run through early May, visiting major markets including Philadelphia, Boston and New York. The tour will culminate in a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., May 6.
Additionally, the Getty’s will be hosting a luncheon for pastors, music directors, and other church leaders in select cities along the tour. During this time, Keith will share his vision for hymns, worship and the importance of strengthening the church with a body of songs that can be sung for life. The event is designed to foster important conversation and helpful instruction, as Keith shares from his experience and discusses questions on these topics. To RSVP, visit: http://www.gettymusic.com/leaders.aspx.
For more information on the spring 2014 “Hymns for the Christian Life” tour, visit www.gettymusic.com. Also, a complete list of tour dates follows this release.
About Keith and Kristyn Getty
Keith and Kristyn Getty met in Belfast, Ireland, when they began songwriting together. The couple married in 2004 and recorded their first joint project just two years later. In 2007, they made the journey overseas to America, first settling in Ohio before making Nashville, Tenn. their permanent home.
The Gettys have released four albums and garnered incredible success in six short years, including an acclaimed repertoire of 21st century hymns. Known for their live performances, the duo has toured extensively, most notably with their “Joy – An Irish Christmas” concert tour, which has played many of the nation’s biggest concert halls, reaching more than 60,000 people.
Additionally, Keith and Kristyn have appeared at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, and The Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, while also being featured performers at London’s Royal Albert Hall as well as the legendary Grand Ole Opry, among other high profile venues.
One of Keith Getty’s most popular compositions is “In Christ Alone,” co-written with Stuart Townend. The song has been the most-sung hymn in the United Kingdom since 2006 (CCLI) and consistently ranks among the Top 10 CCLI songs in the United States, Canada and Australia.
“Hymns for the Christian Life” Tour Dates *
Date City State
March 29 Houston TX
March 30 Covington LA
April 1 Wake Forest NC
April 2 Cayce SC
April 3 Jacksonville FL
April 4 Greensboro NC
April 5 Cambridge MD
April 6 Vienna VA
April 12 Lexington MA
April 13 Greenvale NY
April 23 Wheaton IL
April 24 Luverne MN
April 25 Rochester MN
April 26 Rochester MN
April 27 Hudsonville MI
May 1 Aylmer ON
May 2 Oakville ON
May 3 Lansdale PA
May 5 Panama City FL
May 6 Nashville TN
* dates subject to change
SOURCE: Savvy Media