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TobyMac Kicks of 2011 with his Winter Wonder Slam Tour Featuring Brandon Heath and House of Heroes

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TobyMac Kicks of 2011 with his Winter Wonder Slam Tour Featuring Brandon Heath and House of Heroes

Winter Wonder Slam Presents the Awake Tonight Tour Draws Massive Audiences Including Over 13k
@ Target Center in Minneapolis

Nashville, TN… November 19, 2010… Grammy Award ® Winning artist TobyMac will kick off 2011 continuing to astound and entertain audiences as he launches his Winter Wonder Slam Tour this January. Also accompanying the multi-platinum selling artist will be Dove Award winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath and Gotee Records’ House of Heroes.

The tour will visit U.S cities starting January 14th in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center and carry through to February 20th in Cincinnati, OH at the Gardens, visiting major markets such as Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Fairfax, VA and Denver, CO. For a full list of tour dates please see below.

TobyMac is currently on the road as Winter Wonder Slam Presents the Awake Tonight tour, co-headlining with fellow Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, which is seeing amazing numbers in markets like Minneapolis, which attracted an astonishing 13,000 fans, making it likely the biggest ticketed show of TobyMac’s career. For two nights this week, the tour will hit Houston for two sell out shows. A favorite in the market, TobyMac previously gave KSBJ their biggest concert to date in 2007, drawing over 12,000 people.

While on tour the chart-topping recording artist is performing his latest hit single “Hold On” which continuing to climb the radio charts landing the No.11 spot on AC Indicator, No. 16 National Christian Audience and No.17 AC Monitored.

In addition to having a hit single and new tour, the award-winning artist recently released TobyMac: Moving Pictures, his entire work of music videos on one DVD. The disc features all of TobyMac’s creative music videos from his solo career including his biggest hits “Irene”, “Extreme Days”, “Gone”, “Boomin’”, “Lose My Soul” and more. Also included is a brand new video for “Tonight” and 2 bonus Director’s Videos that feature unique short films set to Toby’s music. TobyMac: Moving Pictures is available in stores now.

For more information on TobyMac, please visit www.tobymac.com.
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About TobyMac:
With over 10 million in career sales, TobyMac’s first three solo projects received RIAA Gold status and GRAMMY® nominations, his live CD/DVD took home a GRAMMY® award in 2009, and last year the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist celebrated his fifth consecutive GRAMMY® nomination for his single “City On Our Knees”that received a nod for Best Gospel song.  The track topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles, spending 8 weeks at #1 on the Christian Audience Chart.  The single was the first release from TobyMac’s latest, “TONIGHT," which also garnered him the highest sales debut of his solo career with over 78,000 units and a No. 6 Billboard Top 200 debut.

Along with sold out tour dates, back-to-back radio hits and being named the GMA Dove Award’s 2008 Artist of the Year, the title-track of TobyMac’s latest album was also chosen as the theme song for MLB’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days Spring Training Series and featured on the Golf Channel.  In addition, his music has been heard in major motion pictures such as “Hancock,” “TRANSPORTER 2,” while also being featured on Fox sports, The NFL network, being selected as the theme song for Fox College Football, WWE’s Fatal 4-Way Pay-Per-View and “Showstopper” was featured in ESPN’s ESPY Award Show and most recently chosen to launch the new season of CBS hit television show CSI: NY. For more information on TobyMac, go to: http://www.tobymac.com

About Brandon Heath:
Emmy-Award winning, GRAMMY and American Music Award nominated, Brandon Heath holds multiple Dove Awards, including the 2010 and 2009 title as Male Vocalist of the Year, and the 2009 Song of the Year for “Give Me Your Eyes.” The Nashville native was featured on the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” while also spotlighted in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Heath’s soaring radio career includes three No.1 hits, “I’m Not Who I Was,” off his 2006 debut album Don’t Get Comfortable, plus “Wait and See” and megahit “Give Me Your Eyes” off his GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album What If We (8/2008). The award-winning artist returns with more glimpses into the oft-forgotten and rarely imagined on his highly-anticipated third studio album titled Leaving Eden, releasing Jan. 18, 2011. Featuring the new single “Your Love,” Heath’s plain-spoken poetry and storytelling gifts arrive wrapped in subtle, yet powerful tracks crafted by producer Dan Muckala, bringing about the most innovative and approachable pop music of Heath’s career.
Heath is currently co-headlining a national tour with Jars of Clay through mid-November 2010. For dates, and to listen to Heath’s new single, “Your Love,” visit: www.brandonheath.net and www.twitter.com/brandonheath.

About House of Heroes
Hailing from Columbus, OH House of Heroes' recent album SUBURBA debuted in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 and the top 10 of Billboard's Digital Album Chart with it's first week sales. Alternative Press has stated that: "House of Heroes has always flown under the radar. The group's fourth full length, SUBURBA, shows off what the masses have been missing: catchy pop songs with well written lyrics...one of music's hidden gems." AbsolutePunk.net 's founder Jason Tate proclaimed "Their new album is now out - buy it - go to shows - support a band that is actually making inspired/creative pop-rock. Don't let this be the next band everyone is complaining broke up when The Maine release their third album". Not only has the band and their adventurous album seen sales highlights and praise from the mainstream press but the album track "God Save The Foolish Kings" was selected as a iTunes Free Discovery Download and last year their version of "Silent Night" as one of AmazonMP3.com. 25 Days of FREE. Both of which saw downloads of over 100,00 each and introducing the band to a broader audience. Fore more information on House of Heroes, go to: www.thehouseofheroes or www.gotee.com.

Winter Wonder Slam Tour Dates (*Subject to Change)

1/14

Tulsa, OK/ Mabee Center
1/15

Wichita, KS/ Hartman Arena
1/20

San Diego, CA/Rock Church
1/21

Phoenix, AZ/ Phoenix First Assembly
1/22

Los Angeles, CA/ Gibson Amph
1/23

Sacramento, CA/ UC Davis
1/27

Abbotsford, BC/ AESC
1/28

Redmond, WA/ Overlake Christian Ch
1/29

Portland, OR/ Rose Garden (TOTC)
1/30

Kennewick, WA/ Toyota Center
2/1

Casper, WY/ Casper Events Center
2/3

Denver, CO/ Denver Coliseum
2/4

Council Bluffs, IA/ Mid-America Ctr
2/8

Nassau, Bahamas (Toby fly in & out)
2/17

Charlotte, NC/ Bojangles Coliseum
2/25

Brooklyn, NY/ Christian Culture Center
2/26

Fairfax, VA/ Patriot Center