MATT MAHER HEADLINES FALL “THE LOVE IN BETWEEN” TOUR
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 - 2:11 PM CST
Nashville, Tennessee--September 15, 2011--Eight-time GMA Dove Award nominee Matt Maher heads out on a coast-to-coast fall headlining tour, visiting more than 25 cities through late October. "The Love In Between" tour is named after Maher's forthcoming September 20, studio release, whose debut single, "Turn Around," is currently impacting Christian radio.
Kicking off September 15, in Longview, Texas, the first half of Maher's tour will be sponsored by his own non-profit, Comm+Unity, and feature guest artists Essential Worship's One Sonic Society as well as recent Integrity Music signing All Sons & Daughters. Compassion International will present the remaining tour dates, joined by award-winning singer/songwriter Laura Story and new Essential Records artist, labelmate Andy Cherry.
Among the tour's key dates are a The Love In Between CD release show in Phoenix on September 20, and a concert at The City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim, California), host to several sell-out concerts including Ray Charles, Morrissey, Jill Scott, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez, Merle Haggard, Jamie Foxx, Dropkick Murphys and Seal, among others, on September 22.
Maher comments, "My hope for this tour is to bring together believers of all ages and denominations and provide a night where we can reconnect with God and each other; that we'd leave with a greater desire to see, in concrete ways, how connected we are meant to be."
Interconnectedness is also a theme on Maher's new album, along with the ideas of suffering, grace, redemption and hope. These concepts are neatly swaddled in a new folk-Americana "blue collar gospel" sound, fusing rootsy, hook-laden tracks with compelling stories and undeniable truths. The project's debut radio single "Turn Around," is already connecting with listeners nationwide, climbing its way to No. 11 this week on the National Billboard Christian Audience chart and No. 10 on the Billboard AC Indicator chart. WONU-FM radio listener Jen comments, "The song is awesome. I think it has potential to reach non-Christians because it is realistic in its lyrics. Definitely play this one on the air."
Greg Cassidy, JOY-FM music director and morning show host, also comments, "St. Louis is lovin' the new Matt Maher tune! It's hitting real people where they really are. From the 51-year-old woman in her seventh day of sobriety to the couple that have been pondering divorce...that simple reminder to 'turn around' has made its point! Home run for Matt!"
Photo by Matthew Priestly.