“Newsboys” announce Ottumwa stop

On the heels of the “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Spring Tour, which saw over 30 sellouts across the country, best-selling GRAMMY®-nominated mega group Newsboys will hit the road again this fall to continue the popular tour, it was announced today. Featuring Dove Award-nominated FairTrade Services pop/rock band Hawk Nelson, along with special guest GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, Newsboys’ “We Believe God’s Not Dead” 2015 Fall Tour is slated to visit more than 40 cities. Presented by Food For The Hungry, the tour will make a stop in Ottumwa Iowa, on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Bridge View Center. Renowned for their high-energy live performances, Newsboys will once again showcase a string of iconic hits during the tour, including their longest running #1 single to date, “We Believe.” Garnering a K-LOVE Fan Award earlier this week for Song of the Year, “We Believe” was also nominated for a 2015 Billboard Music Award and is the theme song for Pure Flix’s recent film, “Do You Believe?”

All tickets to Newsboys are reserved seats and are ON SALE NOW. Church groups are urged to buy early to ensure great seats and to get blocks of seats all in one section. Tickets can be purchased at the Bridge View Center box office (M-F, 9a-5p), online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at any Ticketmaster outlet. Ticket prices range from $29, $35, and $45, also available is a VIP package at $64, $70, and $84, which includes an exclusive meet and greet.

Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired Pure Flix’s 2014 hit film of the same name. The band’s latest recording and debut collection of hymns, Hallelujah for the Cross, released last fall and features the legendary group’s take on nine classics and one new selection.

Powerhouse pop rock band Hawk Nelson has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson released their new studio albumDiamonds (FairTrade Services) in March to much media praise and acclaim. The album’s first radio single, “Drops In The Ocean,” is currently No.1 on the Billboard Christian AC Indicator chart—the band’s first time atop any Christian adult contemporary chart. In addition, the song spent four weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. Hawk Nelson has released seven studio projects and has been awarded two Canadian GMA awards and multiple GMA Dove Award nominations, as well as a JUNO nomination. The band’s music has been featured on NBC, MTV, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. Hawk Nelson is Jonathan Steingard (vocals, guitar), Daniel Biro (bass), Micah Kuiper (guitar) and David Niacaris (drums).

Ryan Stevenson’s latest single, “Not Forgotten” (feat. TobyMac), topped Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart for two consecutive weeks earlier this year, marking his first #1 as an artist and second as a writer. He co-penned TobyMac’s “Speak Life” and was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award for the multi-week chart-topper, a song Stevenson also recorded on his Gotee debut, Holding Nothing Back EP. He has toured with TobyMac and Audio Adrenaline, among other artists, and was featured on Air1 Radio’s Positive Hits Tour last year. Stevenson’s first full-length Gotee recording is slated to bow this fall.

“We are excited to be working with First Church of the Open Bible and other organizations to bring Newsboys – one of the top touring Christian shows in the country – into the Bridge View Center and our Ottumwa and SE Iowa community.  It’s a personal goal of mine and I believe a great benefit to Bridge View Center and our community to host one national touring Christian show each year, and Newsboys is the perfect concert in 2015 to hopefully start a great tradition of Christian entertainment at the Bridge View Center,” noted Scott Hallgren, Executive Director for VenuWorks at Bridge View Center.

“VenuWorks is America’s emerging leader in venue management, providing customized solutions for arenas, theatres and convention centers throughout the country, with management services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.”

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