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The City Harmonic Announces Cities For First Headline U.S.A. Tour
Posted: Monday August 20th, 2012
The "I Have A Dream Tour" launches 09.20, features special guest author/speaker Bob Lenz, artists Daniel Bashta and Eric Brandon
Band gives away chord charts to most requested songs at www.TheCityHarmonic.com
Receiving a 2012 "New Artist of the Year" GMA Dove Award nomination, followed by wrapping up a 65-city tour with Newsboys and appearances on main stages across the US in front of tens of thousands during the summer festivals, The City Harmonic now announces the tour cities for its first headline U.S. tour. Known for their engaging live performances, the "I Have A Dream Tour" is in support of its highly acclaimed and first full-length album, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home).
The tour launches in Sacramento, CA September 20th with the bulk of the dates in November and hitting both coasts and much of Middle America before wrapping up December 2nd in Waco, TX. Featuring special guest artist Daniel Bashta, writer of the hit song "Like A Lion (God's Not Dead)", and nationally recognized author/speaker Bob Lenz, the tour also introduces Eric Brandon and will be in partnership with Compassion International and Life Promotions.
The City Harmonic "I Have A Dream Tour" tour itinerary follows:
09.20: Sacramento, CA @ Capital Christian Center
09.21: Santa Barbara, CA @ Calvary Chapel
09.23: Glendale, AZ @ Pure Heart Christian Fellowship
11.08: Bluefield, VA @ Bluefield College
11.09: Elizabeth City, NC @ Mid-Atlantic Christian University
11.10: Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Bible College
11.11: Winston-Salem, NC @ Pinedale Christian Church
11.15: Aurora, CO @ Calvary Chapel Aurora
11.16: Colorado Springs, CO @ TBD
11.18: Albuquerque, NM @ TBD
11.28: Elk City, OK @ Elk City United Methodist Church
11.29: Abilene, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
11.30: Tyler, TX @ Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church
12.01: Spring Branch, TX @ Community Bible Church Bulverde
12.02: Waco, TX @ University Baptist Church
Resonating en masse as listeners instinctively join the chorus as the music dynamically bounces from sparse intimacy to soaring celebration and back again, The City Harmonic will play its hit singles and music from I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) while on tour. In addition to the title track, a top 15 Billboard National Christian Audience radio hit; "Manifesto" which sold well over 100,000 copies and is the only song from a new artist in 2011 to break into the top 10 of the SoundScan Top Current digital singles sales chart; and "Mountaintop", the hit radio single that will become the band's third video; the band will also play the soon to be released single, "Holy (Wedding Day)", a beautiful ballad about the ultimate redemption, the glorious day to come when faith becomes sight.
"Music engages us emotionally and intellectually," says The City Harmonic front man, Elias Dummer. "There are universal signs of God's presence in every part of it... It's like a glimpse of something bigger than ourselves, some pervasive and yet otherworldly dream. And if we can somehow spark in people that dream, something they just can't shake, then I hope that will inspire them to sing like every word matters, to live like every day matters, and having tasted heaven, they'll get on with helping this world feel more like home."
Whether in full-on pop explosion or in ethereal ballad, the songs of The City Harmonic are connecting with listeners and giving them permission to sing out. The captivating sing-along nature of the music they make was birthed with community expression in mind. This is part of the band's DNA as they even encourage people to download for free the chord charts and lyrics to their most popular songs from their website, www.thecityharmonic.com.
One of the best-selling new artists of last year, The City Harmonic, continues to connect with music fans internationally while the critics are using adjectives like "fabulous", "infectious", "exciting", "spectacular", "worshipful", "captivating", "creative", "brilliant" and more to describe I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home). Released October 18th, 2011 on Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution in the USA, the album hit no. 1 on iTunes® in Canada, no. 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and never left the Top 4 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel US chart in its debut week at retail.
The City Harmonic, consisting of Elias Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan, wrote, recorded and produced all of the songs for I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home). From the "now but not yet" tension of earthly Christian living heard in much of the album, including the title track and "Mountaintop", to having hope in the midst of struggle in "Fell Apart" and "Be Still O My Soul", to dealing with apathy in "Yours" and "Wake Me Up" and living missionally in "Spark" and "Benediction", the songs take the listener on a poetic journey.
In addition to the "I Have A Dream Tour," The City Harmonic will be featured at the following events [Tour dates subject to change]:
09.01: Worthing, SD @ Lifelight Festival
09.02: Plymouth, CA @ JoshuaFest
09.07: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ Experience Conference
09.14: Jamestown, NY @ The Crown Theatre
09.15: Shippensburg, PA @ Uprise Festival
09.16: Greenville, OH @ Illumination Festival
09.22: Santa Ana, CA @ Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
09.28: Windsor, Canada @ Harvest Fest
09.29: Alma, MI @ Alma College
10.13: Toronto, Canada @ Change Conference 2012
10.26: Quarryville, PA @ Witness Festival
More information on The City Harmonic and its touring can be found at:
I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.
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