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Christian worship artist and songwriter Chris Tomlin celebrated the release of his first live DVD this week, the Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD on October 29.
Tomlin is celebrating the release with the "Burning Lights Tour," which will pass through 22 cities throughout this fall and has already sold out venues in New York and Chicago as well as other places.
The tour started on October 3, and features the pastor of Passion City Church/Communicator/Passion founder, Louie Giglio.
The Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD includes the Burning Lights CD, and a DVD of Tomlin's performance at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Recently, Billboard.com debuted the first live music video, "Our God," while CNN.com premiered the live music video for "God's Great Dance Floor."
Tomlin was a two time recipient of a GMA Dove Award on Sunday in the category "Praise & Worship Album of the Year" for Burning Lights. He also received an award for the collaborative album, Passion: Let the Future Begin for the "Special Event Album of the Year" category.
The two Dove awards were Tomlin's 20th and 21st.
Tomlin completed what turned out to be the most successful tour of his 13-year career with the "Burning Lights Tour" this past spring.
His average show attendance went up 53 percent above his last tour in 2011-2012, and selling out 25 of his shows in big cities such as: New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago with other shows reaching well above 10,000 tickets sold.
Tomlin also just celebrated the recent RIAA Gold certifications of his 2010 album And If Our God Is For Us... and his 2009 Christmas album Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship.
And If Our God Is For Us... won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2012 and Glory In The Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Holiday albums chart.
"I'm so honored to celebrate these two Gold records. It takes an incredible team! My name may be on the plaque, but I know all the work that goes in to it from many, many people and I am so grateful. I am honored to write songs for the Church. Long after Gold records fade, record labels fade and the earth fades, the Church will stand. I am so humbled to be a part of that Church," Tomlin said at a Christian music event in Atlanta, Ga.
Tomlin has nine albums, 12 no. 1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, two Billboard Music Awards, and 21 Dove Awards as well as a platinum and four Gold records.