Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets announces the kick off of their 1st Annual "Great Big Family Christmas Tour" this season. Running throughout December, this inaugural event is one the band hopes will offer many Christmas memories for all attendees, and will be a tradition for years to come.
Promising each evening on the tour to be joyful and interactive, the holiday fun-filled event will also offer the opportunity to collect an offering to give back to a local community in need.
“There is not a better time of year then Christmas and there is nothing more special than creating Christmas memories with the ones you love, and that is the driving force behind this tour," shares Dave Frey, lead vocalist for Sidewalk Prophets. "Our hope is that at the end of the night each person that came to the show leaves with a smile on their face and a heart that is full of holiday joy that will last a lifetime.”
Concertgoers will be sure to hear some holiday classics, along with a few Sidewalk Prophets originals from their 2013 release Merry Christmas To You, such as their No. 1 smash "What A Glorious Night" and the top 5 hit "Hey Moon." Along with their holiday tunes, the band will also be sure to perform several of their notable radio hits throughout the evening.
Another unique aspect to the tour will be students from Olivet Nazarene University School of Music's horns and strings section who will peform on stage with the band. Appearing at every date on the tour, Dr. Don Reddick, Olivet Nazarene University's Dean of School of Music, exclaims, "Olivet Nazarene University is excited to partner with the Sidewalk Prophets for their 2018 'Great Big Family Christmas Tour.' We consider this a musical partnership and an opportunity to help proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Great Big Family Christmas tour dates:
Dec 6 - TBA
Dec 7 - Springfield, IL
Dec 8 - Cincinnati, OH
Dec 9 - Port Huron, MI
Dec 12 - TBA
Dec 13 - Mansfield, PA
Dec 14 - Holland, OH
Dec 15 - Bourbonnais, IL
Dec 16 - St, Cloud, MN
As Sidewalk Prophets prepare for the upcoming Christmas tour, they are currently in the middle of their 30-city "Something Different Tour in 3D Tour," which wraps next month. The band will then head into the studio to record their first album in three years, slated to release in spring of 2019.
2018 has been quite a year for Sidewalk Prophets. After a bus trailer fire earlier this year where the band lost all of their gear, they were able to get back on their feet thanks to their dedicated fanbase, which donated more than $100,000 so the band to obtain new equipment and continue touring. They are beyond grateful to their fans and for the unending support they've received these past few months, and are thrilled to be able to continue touring and bring their "Great Big Family Christmas Tour" to cities around the country.