Award winning and platinum selling rock band MercyMe have announced the dates for their Undone Sring 2005 Tour, which will feature GMA Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year Jeremy Camp, as well as newcomers The Afters and Monk & Neagle.
"MercyMe is excited to be out on the road again with Jeremy Camp and to have the opportunity to introduce audiences to two great new artists, The Afters and Monk & Neagle comments," MercyMe's manager, Scott Brickell of BrickHouse Entertainment. "We look forward to launching the tour this spring and are continually honored to be a small part of whatever God has in store for MercyMe. The band continues to amaze me with their commitment to great songs and a live show that focuses on making Christ known."
Presented by Rush Concerts, the 35 + city tour will kick off February 10th in Wichita KS and hit major markets all over the U.S., including Los Angeles, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Nashville.
"Rush Concerts is once again proud to present MercyMe and Jeremy Camp in a number of cities this coming spring," stated Cliff Reiser of Rush Concerts. "This will be our fourth tour with MercyMe and we have seen the audience grow on every tour as people continue to be moved by their ministry and the quality of their art."
The tour comes in support of their newest release, Undone, which sold over 56,000 units in its first week of release in April and reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200. The album's first single, "Here With Me," has held the top spot on the Chrisitian AC, INSPO, and CHR charts, where it is currently at No. 1, and breached the mainstream AC Top 10 as well. The newest single, "Homesick", was recently added to Christian radio and will hit mainstream stations in February.
Jeremy Camp will be releasing his third album Restored (BEC Recordings) on November 16th (BEC Recordings) as the follow up to his 2002 debut, Stay, and the fan-driven mega-success, Carried Me: The Worship Project (2004). From sales to radio (six No. 1 songs from Stay alone), from media (Billboard, CCM, CRW and R&R) to touring, this singer/songwriter is continuing to make a definitive mark in the industry with his hit songs and ability to capture audiences of all ages. He is currently headlining the 55+ city "Restored Tour" and enjoying his new job as father as he and his wife, Adrienne, recently welcomed the birth of their first child, Isabella Rose.
The Afters will be releasing I Wish We All Could Win, their first widely distributed project after several successful indie releases, on February 22, 2005. The album will be released on the new Simple Records imprint, which is owned by MercyMe front man Bart Millard and award winning producer Pete Kipley, and will be marketed and distributed by INO Records.
Trent Monk & Michael Neagle, who became a duo after touring last year with Shane & Shane, recently released their self-titled debut with Flicker Records. Their newest single, ¡°Dancing With The Angels,¡± has held the most-added title for two consecutive weeks and is currently No. 21 and No. 15 on the R&R AC and CRW charts resepectively.