Newsboys Donate Over 3,000 FREE Concert Tickets to First Responders

The 2017 Love Riot Tour Makes Stops In More Than 50 Cities

Grammy® Award nominated, Platinum-selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour.

In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-day “Buy One, Give One” special offer.

“We want to start a LOVE RIOT and blessing these First Responders is a way to help change the world,” said Michael Tait, lead singer for the Newsboys.

During these two days for each ticket purchased, one will be donated to a First Responder through the non-profit organization Serve & Protect.

“At a time when the law enforcement community needs encouragement, the Newsboys’ tribute to the First Responder community is a beacon of hope,” said Robert Michaels, CEO and founder of Serve & Protect. The non-profit organization’s mission is to locate and facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals with symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome, addictions or both.


The Love Riot Tour kicked off last weekend and will stop in more than 50 cities nationwide. The “Buy One, Give One” initiative is one more way to give back to the community through music.

“As the tour promoter, we have the privilege of working closely with the Newsboys and seeing the heart of this band,” said Robyn Klass, marketing director with Premier Productions. “We are thrilled that many First Responders and their families throughout the country will get to be a part of the Love Riot Tour!”

Love Riot Tour Dates:

Feb 9
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 12
Feb 16
Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 19
Feb 23
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Mar 2
Mar 3
Mar 4
Mar 5
Mar 9
Mar 10
Mar 11
Mar 12
Mar 16
Mar 17
Mar 18
Mar 19
Mar 23
Mar 24
Mar 25
Mar 26
Mar 30
Mar 31
Apr 1
Apr 6
Apr 7
Apr 8
Apr 9
Apr 20
Apr 21
Apr 23
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30
May 4
May 5
Landmark Theatre
Syracuse, NY
Santander Arena

Reading, PA

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
Salisbury, MD
Crown Center Theatre
Fayetteville, NC
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, ME
Palace Theatre – Albany
Albany, NY
Mohegan Sun Arena
Wilkes Barre, PA
Salem Civic Center
Salem, VA
Central Community Church
Wichita, KS
The Oil Palace
Tyler, TX
United Wireless Arena
Dodge City, KS
Fort Smith Convention Center
Ft. Smith, AR
L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon, MI
Palace Theatre – Columbus
Columbus, OH
The Capitol Theatre
Wheeling, WV
The Whiting
Flint, MI
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, MS
Township Auditorium
Columbia, SC
Christ United
Myrtle Beach, SC
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theater
Jacksonville, FL
First Baptist Raytown
Kansas City, MO
Central National Bank Center
Enid, OK
Andrews County Expo
Andrews, TX
Laurie Auditorium – Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM
El Paso County Coliseum
El Paso, TX
Centennial Hall – University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
Warnors Theatre
Fresno, CA
Bayside @ Adventure
Roseville (Sacramento), CA
Valley Bible Fellowship
Bakersfield, CA
Ford Idaho Center
Nampa, ID
ShoWare Center
Seattle, WA
The Pavilion at Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Salem, OR
INB Performing Arts Center
Spokane, WA
Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton, OH
Prairie Capital Convention Center
Springfield, IL
Chester Fritz Auditorium / University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, TN
Celebration Church and Outreach Ministry
Richmond, VA
Timmons Arena – Furman University
Greenville, SC
Freedom Hall Civic Center –

Johnson City, TN

Von Braun Civic Center
Huntsville, AL
Pensacola Bay Center
Pensacola, FL


For tour and ticket information visit



About Newsboys:
Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis.They have released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified gold. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait, formerly of DC Talk, keyboardist and bassist Jeff Frankenstein, drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips, and guitarist Jody Davis. In addition to performing music, the band have appeared in the films God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2.

About Serve & Protect:
Serve & Protect is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that facilitates trauma services for public safety professionals and their families. We provide 24/7 confidential help in locating real solutions for real problems, addressing the invisible wounds and emotional scars related to Post Traumatic Stress. Founded by Robert Michaels, who served with the 229th Military Police Battalion VANG, and Norfolk Police on patrol and as a detective, we provide services with a boots on the ground understanding of the job. Michaels serves as Chaplain for the FBI Memphis Division, State Chaplain for the TN FOP State Lodge, and 2nd VP for Morris Heithcock FOP Lodge 41, TN.

About Premier Productions:
Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian live events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – Christian music’s Largest Annual Tour! Premier promotes award-winning tours and artists such as – OUTCRY Tour, Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Newsboys, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Gaither Homecoming, Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe and others!

SOURCE: TKO Marketing

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