- (Photo: Passion 2013 Conferences)
Grammy award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Tomlin just completed what turned out to be the most successful tour of his 13-year career with the "Burning Lights Tour" this 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.
"The Burning Lights Tour" will pick up again this fall and pass through 21 cities starting Oct. 3. Accompanying Tomlin on the tour will be Louie Giglio, Pastor of Passion City Church and Passion founder, according to a press release.
The dates are not up yet, but ticket pre-sales will begin in June with details to be found on Tomlin's site, www.ChrisTomlin.com/tour.
Because of the success of the last tour, the singer released a live DVD of the final show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO. The two disc feature, called Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition, is set for an October release and is the first live DVD Tomlin has ever done. It will come with a CD of the Burning Lights album as well.
The DVD will also include some of the best moments of "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)," "Revelation Song" performed with Kari Jobe and Louie Giglio's full 45 minute talk.
The CD debuted in January at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, setting history as only the fourth Christian album to debut at no. 1 with 72,000 units sold.
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.