(High Point N.C.) November 30, 2016 – Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The Love Riot Tour begins in Milwaukee, Wis. on February 2 and runs through early May. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original songs from Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens), Rivals brings an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers together to answer the question “Can God really make a difference?” and take the audience on a journey to an infamous music venue where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in.
“With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different,” said Michael Tait, lead singer Newsboys. “There’s something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans.”
Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired the eponymous Pure Flix 2014 hit film. The band also appeared in “God’s Not Dead” and returned to the big screen to reprise their role in this spring’s box office hit sequel, “God’s Not Dead 2.” Newsboys’ latest FairTrade Services release, Love Riot, debuted atop multiple charts, including Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Top Alternative Albums chart, earlier this year.