Photo Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images – Caption (L-R): John Cassetto (Worship Pastor, Saddleback), John Kilcullen (President, The Bible and Son of God), Francesca Battistelli, Pastor Rick Warren, Jason Gray, Mark Burnett, Meredith Andrews, Roma Downey, Natalie Grant and Rod Riley (President & CEO, Word Entertainment)
WORD ENTERTAINMENT, IN COLLABORATION WITH MARK BURNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY, LAUNCHES “THE BIBLE: SON OF GOD TOUR 2014” AT RICK WARREN’S SADDLEBACK CHURCH IN SOUTHERN, CA
Tour includes GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August,Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray
Nashville, TN – Thursday night was a momentous occasion as Word Entertainment, in partnership with producer Mark Burnett and producer/actress Roma Downey and their company LightWorkers Media, launched “The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Southern California. GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray played before a packed crowd with over 2,000 in attendance including Burnett, Downey, Warren and Word Entertainment President and CEO Rod Riley. The epic two-hour live event runs an additional 16 dates nationwide through April 13 including a sold out show in Pittsburgh on April 10.
“The Bible: SON OF GOD Tour 2014” brings the epic miniseries “The Bible” and 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” to life in sight and sound with immersive video and stunning visual effects paired with live, in-person performances by GRAMMY®-nominated artist Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray. These award-winning artists perform their biggest radio hits alongside the chronological telling of the story of Christ in a one-of-a-kind concert event. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at www.SonofGodTour.com.
Upcoming “The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014” Dates:
March 21 Phoenix, AZ – Vineyard Church
March 22 Albuquerque, NM – Legacy Church
March 23 Denver, CO – Denver First Church of the Nazarene
March 27 Austin, TX – Riverbend Church
March 28 Dallas, TX – Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
March 29 Tulsa, OK – Mabee Center
March 30 Kansas City, MO – Lenexa Christian Center
April 3 Columbus, OH – Grace Polaris Church
April 4 Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids First
April 5 Chicago, IL – Olivet Nazarene University
April 6 Nashville, TN – Allen Arena
April 9 Pittsburgh, PA – Amplify Church (Note New Location) JUST ADDED
April 10 Pittsburgh, PA – Victory Family Church SOLD OUT
April 11 Louisville, KY – Northside Christian Church
April 12 Lynchburg, VA – Thomas Road Baptist Church
April 13 Baltimore, MD – Hartford Community College
Downey and Burnett brought the epic 10-hour mini-series “The Bible” to television audiences on the History channel with their company LightWorkers Media. It became the top entertainment telecast of the year, received three Emmy® Award nominations and has been viewed by over 100 million people to date. On February 28, the 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” premiered to millions of people worldwide on the big screen. Word Entertainment collaborated with Burnett and Downey to release the musical companion to both “The Bible” and “Son of God.” In realizing the incredible impact of the stunning images together with the emotional powerful music, Burnett, Downey and Word Entertainment are joining forces once again to bring the epic scenes and music from “The Bible” and “Son of God” to life in sight and sound through “The Bible: Son of God Tour 2014” to audiences across the nation in the month leading up to Easter.
For further information please visit: www.SonofGodTour.com.
About LightWorkers Media
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey and her award winning husband producer Mark Burnett launched LightWorkers Media in 2011 with the children's DVD and book series LITTLE ANGELS and its companion LITTLE ANGELS STORYBOOK BIBLE. LightWorkers Media produced the ten-hour hit miniseries THE BIBLE which was seen in the USA by 100 million people, was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally they are producing the series A.D., a sequel to THE BIBLE series for NBC and they acquired Alice Hoffman's award winning novel THE DOVEKEEPERS which they are producing as a 4 hour mini-series for CBS. In addition Roma and Mark have coauthored several books published by Faithwords. They are ambassadors for two children's organizations Operation Smile and Compassion. LightWorkers Media is dedicated to bringing uplifting content to people of all ages.
About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
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