Tenth Avenue North is thrilled to announced their fall “I Have This Hope” tour with special guests Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin. This exclusive tour will begin September 28th, and most markets’ tickets will be available beginning June 9 here. The tour namesake is the band’s current radio single that is No. 2 on the National Christian Audience chart from their most recent album Followers.
The single, “I Have This Hope,” is a personal, tender ballad was written during a time of personal uncertainty in guitarist’s Jeff Owen’s life. Jeff’s sister-in-law, a 32-year-old mother of three, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She began chemo treatments in early February of 2016 just as the band first began writing for Followers. Rooted in Isaiah 43, “I Have This Hope,” was penned in her honor.
Two-and-a-half months after the song was written, when the band entered the studio to record the song, Owen’s brother and sister-in-law received the news that her cancer was in remission. It was divine intervention and a literal in-studio reminder to the band that God is in the details. The song has been making an impact at radio this year as it is a Top 5 single on three radio charts in addition to being heard in front of thousands of fans during the 2017 Winter Jam Tour that the band was part of during January through April.
See below for the tour dates for the upcoming shows.
ABOUT TENTH AVENUE NORTH: Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) made their national debut in 2008 with their first RIAA gold certification album Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and “Hold My Heart.” Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.” In November 2014, the band released their fourth studio project, Cathedrals, with the first radio single “No Man Is An Island.” Their most recent project, Followers, produced the No. 1 song at CHR radio with “What You Want.” For more information, please visit TenthAvenueNorth.com.
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 garnered an Emmy Award, five GRAMMY® nominations and an American Music Award nomination. He has been honored as a six-time GMA Dove Award recipient, including “Male Vocalist of the Year” (2009 and 2010), BMI’s 2014 Songwriter of the Year, and earned multiple additional songwriting honors. His award-winning songs and signature vocals reflect a soaring radio career that includes top hits “I’m Not Who I Was,” “Wait and See,” the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year and RIAA Platinum certified single “Give Me Your Eyes,” the eight-week chart topper “Your Love,” “The Light In Me,” and many others. Heath, a Nashville native, first began writing at age 13. His artistry and ability to connect with audiences have compelled countless media outlets across the nation to platform his story and music. Highlights include coverage in The New York Times, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal, Relevant, CBS Evening News and The Discovery Channel.
ABOUT JON MCLAUGHLIN: The mid-western born and raised Jon McLaughlin released two albums, Indiana (2007) and OK Now (2008), with Island Records and released his latest three albums, Promising Promises (2012), Holding My Breath (2013) and Like Us (2015), with Razor & Tie. His hit singles “Beautiful Disaster” and “Beating My Heart” topped the charts and he has sold more than 1 million digital tracks and 170,000 albums. In 2008, McLaughlin appeared as himself in the film Enchanted starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey singing the song “So Close.” The song was nominated for an Academy Award and he performed it at the Oscars in front of 32 million US viewers. McLaughlin plays both piano and guitar and has performed on such television shows as The Today Show, The Tonight Show and The CBS Early Show and been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition. His music has been featured in film and television shows such as Disney’s Bridge To Terabithia, Universal Pictures’ Georgia Rule, CBS’s Ghost Whisperer and Flashpoint, an ABC Primetime promo spot, NBC’s Scrubs and The Event. McLaughlin has toured with Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, One Republic and many more.
“I HAVE THIS HOPE” TOUR DATES
*more dates to be announced later
9/28 Peoria, IL
9/29 Naperville, IL
9/30 Flint, MI
10/1 Bellefontaine, OH
10/6 Shrewsbury, PA
10/7 Fayetteville, NC
10/20 Vienna, VA
10/21 New Bern, NC
10/22 Kill Devil Hills, NC
10/27 Milwaukee, WI
10/28 Glasgow, KY
10/29 Winona Lake, IN
SOURCE: Merge PR