Third Day, Brandon Heath and Revive Team Up for 'Revelation' Tour

Christian rock band Third Day will be kicking off their 34-city Revelation Tour on Thursday.

And joining them on the two month-long trek across America will be GMA "New Artist of the Year" Brandon Heath and high-energy Australian pop/rock band Revive.

"It's an honor to share the stage with a band that has been so influential on the industry as well as our own lives," says Revive member Dave Hanbury.

Starting with Champaign, Ill., Third Day and their special guests will travel to 21 states before concluding the tour in Canada on May 9.

Along the way, Revive will release their latest album Chorus of the Saints, produced by Third Day lead singer Mac Powell, on Mar. 10 while Third Day will be releasing a 75-minute documentary on Apr. 7 that blends the Third Day live concert experience with exclusive behind-the-scenes moments.

One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions and has racked up 26 No. 1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums over the past decade. The four-member band has also garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three AMA nominations and multiple ASCAP honors.

Third Day is currently vying for four Dove Awards, including "Artist of the Year," "Group of the Year," "Pop/Contemporary Album," and "Recorded Music Packaging." Brandon Heath, meanwhile, is up for "Male Vocalist of the Year," "Pop/Contemporary Album," and "Song of the Year."

The winners of the 40th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards will be revealed on Apr. 23 in Nashville.

The following is the list of tour dates for the "Revelation" tour (subject to change):

3.05.09 – Champaign, IL
3.06.09 – Spencer, IA
3.07.09 – Green Bay, WI
3.08.09 – Davenport, IA
3.13.09 – McMurray, PA
3.14.09 – Worcester, MA
3.15.09 – Bangor, ME
3.19.09 – Fort Worth , TX
3.20.09 – Jonesboro, AR
3.21.09 – Bossier City, LA
3.22.09 – Hattiesburg, MS
3.26.09 – Ft. Smith , AR
3.27.09 – College Station, TX
3.29.09 – Corpus Cristi, TX
4.01.09 – Fayetteville, NC
4.02.09 – Fairfax, VA
4.03.09 – University Park, PA
4.04.09 – West Point, NY
4.14.09 – Tulsa, OK
4.15.09 – Des Moines, IA
4.17.09 – Macon, GA
4.18.09 – Ft. Walton Beach, FL
4.19.09 – Montgomery, AL
4.24.09 – Modesto, CA
4.25.09 – Redding, CA
4.26.09 – Fresno, CA
4.30.09 – Phoenix, AZ
5.01.09 – Corona, CA
5.02.09 – Los Angeles, CA
5.03.09 – Bakersfield, CA
5.06.09 – Kennewick, WA
5.07.09 – Redmond, WA
5.08.09 – Tualatin, OR
5.09.09 – Abbotsford, BC, CAN