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CHRIS TOMLIN AND TOBYMAC TO TEAM UP FOR HELLO TONIGHT TOUR THIS SUMMER

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NASHVILLE, TN....3.24.10.....This summer fans will get to experience a tour line none other when award-winning and platinum-selling artists Chris Tomlin and TobyMac team up to hit arenas and amphitheaters in seven select cities for the HELLO TONIGHT tour.  Tickets for many shows are on sale now and can be purchased at the links next to each city below.

With six records, seven No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY nominations, 16 Dove Awards, a platinum and gold album to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by Time Magazine as “the most often sung artist anywhere,” Tomlin additionally has 14 Top 100 CCLI songs with 5 in the top 25. ASCAP’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25. The award-winning song moved to No. 1 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history.  Along with his role as worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings in the US and worldwide.  Tomlin’s latest single, “Our God”  from the PASSION: AWAKENING project, is climbing the AC Indicator and Monitored charts quickly, currently at No. 17 and 27 respectively.

"I am so amped up for this summer tour with Toby,” remarked Tomlin.  “We have talked about doing something like this for a few years now.  I have such great respect and admiration for Toby and what he does.  He is completely unique.  I can't wait to see how the mix of our music finds its way to people this  summer."

With over 10 million in career sales, his first three solo projects receiving RIAA Gold status and GRAMMY® nominations, and TobyMac’s live CD/DVD taking home a GRAMMY® award, the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist recently celebrated his fifth consecutive GRAMMY® nomination with his single “City On Our Knees” receiving 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,  TobyMac’s music has been featured in major motion pictures such as “hancock,” “TRANSPORTER 2,” on Fox sports, The NFL network, 2009 SUPERBOWL and more.  TobyMac’s latest radio hit is his new single, “Get Back Up,” currently at No. 7 on CHR, No. 18 on the AC Monitored chart.

“My family plays Tomlin in our house, in our cars, in our music lessons, on our iPods, as we're cleaning the kitchen after meals, at our church, at our school, before we go to bed and backstage in my dressing room.....it's about time we toured together!,” commented TobyMac.  “Authentically made to worship, Chris and his band are "the-bomb-dot com" and their vision matches their gifting, it's no wonder it works.”


For more information on the HELLO TONIGHT tour and each artist, please go to: http://www.ChrisTomlin.com and http://www.tobymac.com

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HELLO TONIGHT TOUR (all dates subject to change)


6/17 - Oklahoma City (on sale 3/29)
http://www.zooamp.com/html/tickets.html
6/18 - St. Louis (on sale 4/5)
6/19 - N. Little Rock
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004470296170DE?artistid=982298&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50
6/24 - Grand Rapids
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08004469E53562B7?artistid=982298&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50
6/25 - Detroit
http://www.palacenet.com/default.asp?event=1673
7/7 - Memphis (Cordova)
http://www.itickets.com/events/241862/Cordova_TN/Hello_Tonight_Summer_Tour_2010.html
7/8 - Knoxville
http://ev8.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATU%3ACV11%3ATOMLIN%3A&linkID=tixunlimited&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode