Music With A Mission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HAWK NELSON TO HEADLINE FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR PRESENTED BY COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL IN SEPTEMBER!

Veteran artist managers Scott Andrews and Yogi Allgood, along with Mark Claassen (owner of Elite Talent Agency), in partnership with Compassion International and NewReleaseTuesday.com, are proud to announce the launch of the annual MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR. Scheduled to hit cities across the US in September and October, the tour will feature Grammy-nominated group Hawk Nelson, Superchic[k], and Fireflight, along with MIKESCHAIR, Manafest, Hyland, Kiros, Samestate, and, on select dates, Chasen.
The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will be an experience unlike any other. Focusing on the strength of Christian communities, the tour aims to give bigger purpose to music by providing a platform for organizations to help give to those less fortunate than themselves.
With the help and support of prominent Christian recording artists and organizations, the MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will offer at majority of the shows admission for only $15 at the door. A select number of VIP Ticket Experiences will be sold for each date, which will give fans access to behind the scenes action, early entry, and exclusive merchandise, among other bonuses.

The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR has partnered with several organizations, including Compassion International, Jedidiah Clothing and serving in support of TOM shoes. Attendstar Ticketing will unite both fans and artists to prove that music is more than just a melody; it can have a genuine purpose.

“When we came up with the idea of this tour, we knew weʼd have to partner with organizations that share the same worldview as the tour,” says Scott Andrews, one of the tourʼs owners and organizers. “Compassion has really stepped up for us; we couldnʼt pull this thing off without them. Tom Shoes, New Release Tuesday, Jedidiah Clothing, and all of the other tour partners are helping us in ways we didnʼt originally count on. Its as if the tour has the power of all the supporters of these organizations, which is truly amazing.”

“We are thrilled that Music With A Mission is teaming up with Compassion International to bring a missional opportunity to each tour stop. Our hope is that the lives of many children who live in underdeveloped nations across the globe will be impacted and released from poverty in Jesusʼ name.”

Stephanie Waldrop Artist Relations, Compassion International

I’m excited that this is more than “just another concert.” This is a touring festival atmosphere with a purpose; the fans are going to walk away having experienced the event, not just attended. Music With A Mission tour is a next-­‐generation tour, and will give fans a LOT of bang for the buck.
Mark Claassen
Owner, Elite Talent Agency

About Compassion International: Compassion International (www.compassion.com) is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children— enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.
The official media partner of The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR is newReleaseTuesday.com (NRT), one of the largest Christian Music websites. NRT Founder Kevin McNeese commented, “Christian Music has purpose and eternal value rooted in our faith in God. It’s an honor to be able to partner on a tour whose very name shouts this truth and with artists who have dedicated their careers to ministering in music. We’re excited to see what God has in store for this tour.”

Full tour details, along with a list of dates, will be posted soon to www.musicwithamissiontour.com.

About New Release Tuesday: (http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com) was launched in August of 2002 and offers the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming releases online, exclusive artist interviews, commentary from a variety of columnists, weekly New Christian Music PodCasts and the latest in Christian music news. It is also the home to the NRTeam, an online music community that maintains one of the largest online databases of Christian artist profiles, album reviews and song lyrics. NewReleaseTuesday.com is part of the FrontGate Media group.