Chris Renzema Announces “Hope Or Nostalgia” Fall Tour


Shifting seamlessly from indie rock to folk worship to Americana, acclaimed singer / songwriter Chris Renzema shares songs that cut to the bone, singing about hope and echoing the universality of both pain and praise. Taking that shared experience in person to fans, Renzema announces that tickets are now on sale in select cities for his 29-city “Hope or Nostalgia” tour launching into major markets across the country this fall.

On the road for the first time since his 2020 tour into well-known clubs across the country was virtually sold out before being cancelled due to the pandemic, Renzema is now rebooked into many of those same markets with some of the locations changing to larger venues to accommodate demand for tickets. Rebooked cities include Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Nashville. The tour also travels to New York City, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tampa and more. (See full tour itinerary below.)

“I’m so excited to be back on the road after over a year and a half – it’s a really emotional thing. I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” says Renzema. “This year has been a journey, and music has been the constant. I can’t wait to share these songs and hear everyone blasting my ears out!”

Set to introduce his acclaimed new music along with fan favorites in front of live audiences, Renzema’s “Hope or Nostalgia” tour will support his widely acclaimed sophomore LP and Centricity Music debut Let The Ground Rest that has received well over 90 million streams since its April 24, 2020 release. The heart behind the LP is the idea that growth comes from periods of rest, of barrenness.

“It’s really easy to think that God is in the growth, but that He’s not in the empty field. It’s an unfortunate thing that we tie together the barren field as somehow a sign of a lack of favor or of God’s presence, but things need to rest in order to grow,” shares Renzema. “You can be upset that your plans got destroyed or you can find a new way forward.”

Along with the LP, Renzema released a companion Let The Ground Rest – B-Sides EP earlier this year that was produced by five-time GRAMMY-nominated Paul Moak. The five-song, live studio recording features “Tear My House Down,” the Air1 Radio Network-featured “Springtime,” and the American Songwriterfeatured single “Mercy.” The EP’s songs were also captured on video for The Smoakstack Sessions video documentary.

“A lot of what I wrote for the last project has taken on new meaning in the pandemic,” says Renzema, “and singing about waiting on a season to change or sitting it out through a hard time means a lot more to me now that it did then.”

With more than 36 million audio streams of his first album, I’ll Be The Branches, over one million Spotify track saves over the last 12 months, Pandora naming him a 2020 “Artist to Watch,” and a 2020 GMA Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year,” Renzema’s groundswell continues to organically build. His most recent single, “Caught In The Reeds (Moses),” debuted on Good Friday.

All the latest Chris Renzema tour, music and more news can be found at http://chrisrenzema.com/.


“Let The Ground Rest” tour itinerary:

Sep 7            Saint Louis, MO         Off Broadway Nightclub                Tickets

Sep 8            Kansas City, MO        Truman                                         Tickets

Sep 10          Waco, TX                   Common Grounds                        Tickets

Sep 11          Waco, TX                   Common Grounds                        Tickets

Sep 12          Fort Worth, TX           Common Grounds Ft. Worth         Tickets

Sep 15          Austin, TX                  Empire Garage                              Info

Sep 16          Houston, TX              Warehouse Live – The Studio        Tickets

Sep 18          Jackson, MS              Duling Hall                                     Tickets

Sep 19          Oxford, MS                Proud Larry’s                                 Tickets

Sep 21          Tuscaloosa, AL          Druid City Music Hall                    Tickets

Sep 22          Athens, GA                Georgia Theatre                            Tickets

Sep 24          Gainesville, FL           High Dive                                       Info

Sep 25          Tampa, FL                 Crowbar                                         Info

Sep 26          Jacksonville, FL        Murray Hill Theatre                        Tickets

Sep 28          Atlanta, GA               The Loft                                          Tickets

Sep 29          Asheville, NC            The Grey Eagle                              Tickets

Oct 4             Washington, DC       Union Stage                                   Tickets

Oct 5             Philadelphia, PA       World Cafe Live – Upstairs            Tickets

Oct 6             New York, NY           TBA

Oct 9             Pittsburgh, PA          Jergel’s                                           Tickets

Oct 10           Cincinnati, OH          Ludlow Garage                               Tickets

Oct 12           Nashville, TN            Brooklyn Bowl                                 Tickets

Oct 13           Indianapolis, IN        Deluxe at Old National Centre        Tickets

Oct 15           Columbus, OH         A&R Music Bar/Newport                 Tickets

Oct 16           Cleveland, OH         The Grog Shop                                Info

Oct 17           Grand Rapids, MI    Pyramid Scheme                             Tickets

Oct 18           Evanston, IL            Evanston SPACE                            Tickets

Oct 20           Milwaukee, WI        The Back Room @ Colectivo           On Sale May 7

Oct 21           Minneapolis, MN     Fine Line Music Café                       Tickets

Oct 25           Knoxville, TN           Open Chord Music                          Tickets

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