KUTLESS SET TO KICK OFF THE BELIEVER TOUR SEPT. 12 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FIREFLIGHT, HYLAND, RHETT WALKER BAND AND ERIC SAMUEL TIMM
NASHVILLE, TN – August 28, 2012 – Top-selling modern rock/worship band Kutless will headline The Believer Tour this fall, featuring Grammy-nominated rockers Fireflight, Minneapolis-based rock band Hyland, southern-rock newcomers Rhett Walker Band, and artist/speaker Eric Samuel Timm. The Believer Tour kicks off Sept. 12, and will travel to 23 cities across the U.S. through the end of October.
The Believer Tour takes its name from Kutless’ newest studio album, Believer, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart earlier this year. Touted as the best Kutless release yet, Believer features the band’s chart-topping single “Carry Me To The Cross” (six weeks at No. 1 on Soft AC/Inspo, Top 10 CHR and National Audience chart), along with other new radio favorites “Even If” (current AC/CHR/Inspo single on the rise), “If It Ends Today” (current Rock single on the rise) and “Need” (Top 10 Rock radio single).
Ticket buyers for The Believer Tour will have the option to purchase a special “VIP Experience” ticket, which includes premium concert seating along with a pre-show Q&A session with Kutless and Fireflight, commemorative tour pass, merchandise discount coupon and a post-show private autograph line. For the most up-to-date concert and ticket information – please visit www.kutless.com.
The Believer Tour is partnering with Compassion International, the world’s largest Christian child development organization (www.compassion.com) that works through local churches to permanently release children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children—pre-natal through higher education—in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Kutless frontman Jon Micah Sumrall and his wife Shannon have been child sponsors through Compassion for the past 12 years, and over the years, all of the Kutless band members have individually sponsored Compassion children, observing first-hand the effectiveness of efforts such as the Child Survival and Leadership Development programs. Since 2006, Kutless has been an ongoing tour partner with Compassion, helping to generate more than 2,000 child sponsorships to date.
“I’ve had the privilege of seeing first-hand the work that Compassion International does in impacting lives of children all around the world,” says Jon Micah. “My family has been actively involved in sponsoring children through Compassion International for over a decade and it has been a great joy to share what we have experienced and learned with the many friends and fans that listen to our music. It is our hope that many more believers will join with us in sharing the love of Christ with those in need and Compassion International provides an excellent opportunity for us to apply this biblical principle.”