Multi-Platinum band MercyMe announces “MercyMe Live 2022,” an arena tour hitting 19 cities this fall and featuring returning special guests Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp. Launching Oct. 20 in Saginaw, Michigan, and concluding Nov. 20 in Norfolk, Virginia, the month-long run will visit major markets, including New York, Baltimore and Boston, among others. Tickets are available beginning Friday, July 11 at MercyMe.org.
The touring news arrives on the heels of the group’s latest single, “Then Christ Came.” The song officially went for adds at radio this past Friday (7/8), with early support from nearly 30 stations including SiriusXM/The Message, KTIS/Minneapolis, WONU/Chicago, KJNW/Kansas City, and WPOZ/Orlando.
Two years in the making, “Then Christ Came” was originally slated for MercyMe’s tenth studio album, inhale (exhale). However, frontman Bart Millard and his co-writer, David Leonard, didn’t finish the track in time. Yet, knowing it was already a special song, the band included a brief, incomplete demo of the chorus on their latest project. Recently, Millard revisited the lyrics and finished the song with friends Jason Ingram and Phil Wickham.
“We are just so excited with how it turned out,” Millard shares of the hard-fought offering. “Sometimes we over-complicate things trying to come up with new, creative ways to sing about Jesus. But the message of this song is simple in that it’s about who I was before, and then Jesus showed up, and now everything has changed. We love how it turned out and hope you like it, too!” Listen to “Then Christ Came” across all digital platforms HERE.
The award-winning group will bring their new single, as well as many chart-topping hits, directly to fans on the upcoming leg of the “MercyMe Live 2022” tour. Moreover, ahead of their fall trek, MercyMe will return to Red Rocks for one night only, Oct. 17, 2022. The engagement will mark the band’s second time to headline the iconic venue.