For Immediate Release: May 3, 2021
MERCYME ANNOUNCES FALL inhale (exhale) TOUR
Tour to Stop at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids November 5
Tickets on Sale Friday, May 14 at 10 AM
Grand Rapids, MI - GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe has announced their fall 2021 inhale (exhale) tour. Hitting 30 cities across the U.S., the band is excited to hit the road with fellow Fair Trade Services artist Micah Tyler. The tour will make a stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 14 at 10 AM and will be available at Ticketmaster.com. Please note that the box office will not be open for this on sale.
MercyMe released their tenth studio project, inhale (exhale) last Friday, April 30, and the current single, "Say I Won't," has risen quickly across national radio charts, currently #4 on Billboard National Christian Audience, Mediabase Christian Audience and Billboard AC Indicator, as well as #5 on Billboard AC Monitored and Mediabase Christian AC.
It continues to be a landmark time for the multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe. They were recently named Billboard's Top Christian Artist of the 2010 decade, and in 2020, received their eighth American Music Award nomination. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard, who wrote the mega-hit song, "I Can Only Imagine,” after the loss of his father, opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on March 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). In conjunction with the movie release, Millard penned a memoir and the band released a collection of hits titled I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe.
In 2018, MercyMe was named Top Christian Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year, and was the GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year. Since their debut in 2001, the band has sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 48 No. 1 multi-format radio singles, and had four consecutive mainstream radio hits. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The song has now gone has gone 4x platinum. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word Of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry's most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Good Morning America, GMA3, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel's FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their tenth album, inhale (exhale), is available now.
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