Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on May 3rd during the final leg of its hugely successful “The Very Next Thing” Tour, featuring special guests I AM THEY. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 12th at 10am and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Presented by Compassion International, “The Very Next Thing” Tour supports Casting Crowns’ current studio album, The Very Next Thing (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group’s 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.
ABOUT CASTING CROWNS
Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, four RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs, one RIAA Platinum certified single and five RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Casting Crowns has also been honored with four American Music Awards (out of seven total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and seven GRAMMY nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two Billboard Music Awards from 11 total Billboard Music Award nominations. Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour according to their local church commitments. Serving his 25 plus years in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall maintains his role as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.castingcrowns.com.
ABOUT I AM THEY
I AM THEY made their national debut on Essential Records in 2015 with their self-titled album, which produced the group’s lead single, “From The Day.” Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums) make up I AM THEY, whose name is inspired from John 17 where Jesus refers to his disciples as ‘they’. In their short career, I AM THEY has already made their mark in the Christian music arena, having opened for Matthew West, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Brandon Heath and Big Daddy Weave, to name a few. The band is preparing for the release of their second studio album, Trial & Triumph, slated to drop in March of 2018. For more information, visit www.iamtheyband.com.