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Two-Time GRAMMY Award-Winning Duo for KING & COUNTRY Announce Nationwide Christmas Tour, December 9 Concert in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena®

Debut Single “joy.” from Their Forthcoming Album Burn the Ships hits No. 1 This Week on Billboard

 

Grand Rapids — Two-time GRAMMY® Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will hit the road in December with their Christmas tour extravaganza Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour, presented by Compassion. The nationwide trek kicks off on 11/29 in Raleigh, NC, and will be heading to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Joining the duo on tour is special guest Zach Williams.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster for all current pricing and availability. Groups of 10 or more can receive $5 off each ticket. To order group tickets, please call 616-742-6185 or email GroupSales@smggr.com.

 

The band states: “It’s family, it’s hope, it’s God - and in turn, it’s the greatest celebration the world has ever known. Now is the time to pound on those drums, sing carols and anthems, ring in the glorious season together.... and who knows, maybe even see us play a few songs from our brand-new album Burn the Ships. We truly hope you can make it.”

 

Last year, for KING & COUNTRY celebrated their Christmas run with the release of a live music video for their performance of “Little Drummer Boy,” which reached No. 1 on the overall iTunes music video chart. The video has been viewed over 15 million times, and has amassed over 300K shares, making it the most reactive Christmas video of 2017. You can get a sneak peek into the tour by watching the remarkable “Little Drummer Boy” video HERE.

 

To preorder for KING & COUNTRY’s upcoming album Burn the Ships, due out October 5th, click HERE.

 

The already glimmering star continues to shine for two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY. Their lead single “joy.” just reached the top of the Billboard chart, has received over 8.2 million streams and was included on USA Today/The Tennessean’s “Best Songs of the Year” (so far) all-genre list, proclaiming “’joy.’ is an infectious, upbeat anthem about choosing to be joyful in the face of hardship.” “joy.” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Audience chart, and has already reached the No. 1 spot on radio in Canada, Australia and Mediabase CHR.

 

About for KING & COUNTRY

Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, garnered unanimous critical praise with their latest album – RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. Celebrated a RIAA certified gold record, No. 1 debut on iTunes, a headlining tour with 28 sold-out shows and a 60-date arena tour. They’ve sold nearly 900,000 equivalent albums, amassed 284M on-demand streams, and 93M YouTube views. The duo has performed on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and have had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football, and more. In October 2016, the Smallbone brothers released the indie film, Priceless, about human trafficking.

 

About Zach Williams

With a message as powerful as his voice, Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominee Zach Williams has carved an impressive story for himself. His own experiences of hardship, struggle, and personal redemption have helped sculpt a new perspective on life, and an exciting musical journey. Zach’s latest effort, Chain Breaker, is currently out now via Essential Records.

 

About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

 

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