SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER TOBYMAC BRINGS HIS 2017 “HITS DEEP TOUR” TO THE CONSTANT CENTER MARCH 17

Sep 14, 2016

Norfolk, VA (September 14, 2016) – TobyMac announced his 2017 “HITS DEEP Tour” which features a diverse line-up including Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell from Third Day, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn. Presented by K-LOVE/AIR1, Food for the Hungry and Awakening Events, the tour features a tour stop at the Constant Center on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Tickets will be available beginning September 23 at 10am exclusively through www.YnotTix.com, by calling 877-YNOT-TIX or by visiting the Constant Center Box Office.

The first venture of this unique partnership with TobyMac. K-LOVE/Air1 and Awakening Events was Spring of 2016—resulting in sold-out shows in 26 out of 29 markets. TobyMac’s 2016 “HITS DEEP TOUR” visited arenas nationwide, including stops at Los Angeles’ The Forum, Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena, Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena, San Diego's Viejas Arena, Portland's Moda Center, Seattle’s KeyArena, Denver's Coliseum and Kansas City's Sprint Center, which garnered 12,229 ticketed attendees alone. According to Pollstar, the 2016 “HITS DEEP Tour” was the biggest tour in Christian music and ranked in the top 35 tours in the world.

Known for his dynamic live show, the HITS DEEP LIVE CD/DVD (Nov. 18) will feature a full live album and concert video of 16 songs recorded on his highly acclaimed and sold-out “HITS DEEP Tour.” This will mark the Billboard Music Award winner’s first live album in eight years. THIS IS NOT A TEST, the American Music Award’s winner latest LP, continues to have an unstoppable year earning a GRAMMY® Award, a Billboard Music Award nod, three upcoming GMA Dove Award nominations and two back-to-back No. 1 hits at Christian radio, “Backseat Driver” and “Move (Keep Walkin')” with tour dates across Europe, Canada and the U.S..

“This partnership is so special and unique between TobyMac, Dan Fife at Awakening Events and our team at K-LOVE Radio - It’s a privilege to be a part of the 2017 ‘HITS DEEP Tour,’” shares David Pierce, Chief Creative Officer of K–LOVE Radio. "K-LOVE is all about making a positive impact in peoples lives, and helping them to grow closer to Jesus. The heart of this tour is exactly that, to impact lives and make room for God to work! 2016 'HITS DEEP Tour' was amazing to see arena after arena sold out! It was awesome and we’re excited and can’t wait for the 2017 ‘HITS DEEP Tour’ to begin!”

About TobyMac:

With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac's career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album, THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification, EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD, ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award. HITS DEEP LIVE, his newest LIVE CD/DVD will be available on Nov. 18.

About Matt Maher:

Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. An eight time-GRAMMY nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “Because He Lives (Amen)” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture and Bethel among others. Matt has written or co-written five No. 1 radio singles. In 2013, Maher had a career highlight performing in Rio in front of Pope Francis and a crowd of 3 million people, as well as performing in 2015 in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan, among others. In 2015, Maher was awarded his first RIAA Gold certification for his popular single "Lord, I Need You."

About Mandisa:

With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® Award Winner, Dove Award winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three hit singles "Overcomer," "Good Morning," and "Stronger" on the highest rated morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA). Her album, Overcomer, released in 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album's title track holding on to the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart as well as the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for several weeks. In 2014 alone, Mandisa has picked up her first GRAMMY® Award, Dove Award and K-LOVE Fan Award. Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer. Mandisa is currently in the studio working on her 5th Album.

About Awakening Events:

Awakening Events produces over 120 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar's "Worldwide - Top 50 Promoter" list each year, reaching as high as 14th in North America, and top 20 in the world.  Awakening Events, based in Conway Arkansas is dedicated to all aspects of live Contemporary Christian music touring, including but not limited to, planning, logistics, creative, marketing and helping create the ultimate fan experience.  For more info visit:  www.AwakeningEvents.com

About Food For The Hungry:

Food For The Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. Our view of poverty is holistic and complex. Our solutions are innovative and community-specific. We courageously seek out the overlooked and advocate for the underserved. We’re unrelenting and we do what others claim can’t be done. 

Through community-owned transformation we empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development. More than anything, we want to see people thrive. We are agents of change. We work, we feed, we teach, we love, but we know when it’s time to leave.  We are ending poverty, together.  www.FH.org                                                  

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three main divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor also owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.

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Contact:                                                                                                                                                                             

Enzo Carannante
Director of Marketing
Ted Constant Center, ODU
[email protected]

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