Centricity Music will launch its second annual holiday tour in support of their highly popular Christmas project, Bethlehem Skyline. So far, seven dates have been announced with additional bookings forthcoming. Currently, the tour launches on December 5th and ends December 20th with stops in Minneapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, Omaha, Green Bay and Wilmington, North Carolina. Centricity artists to be featured on the tour include; Downhere, Jason Gray and Lanae’ Hale. The concert combines a fresh blend of Christmas classics with original compositions for an intimate evening celebrating Christ’s birth.
“The guitars are tuned, the scarves are on, the alpine air is cold, the mugs are warm, life is good and God is best,” says Jason Germain of Downhere. “As we are soon to undertake our second run at a full blown Christmas tour, I’m looking forward to the buzz and spontaneity this type of performance can generate in the Centricity ‘family’ atmosphere. It seems like everyone kind of lets loose a little more which enables us to take some more risks with instrumentation and stage banter, as the community element of our music shines through when we are celebrating together. It’s just fun. I’m also looking forward to the sincerity this can bring to the more introspective songs. Come on out. It will be a toast to the maker of all good things. It’s Christmas!”
Labelmate Jason Gray chimes in, “One of the things I love most about Christmas is how it can wake up a sense of childlike wonder in even the most scrooge-like among us. And for those of us who long to return to childlike faith, there’s no better way to get there than to return to the manger. I’m grateful to be joining my friends Downhere and Lanae Hale again – they’ve become like family and it will be good to spend another Christmas with them. I hope they get me something good!”
Upon its release in 2007, Bethlehem Skyline generated tremendous response from Christian press and radio, with over 60 reporting stations (including the AC, INSP and CHR formats) playing one or more songs from the project. The album also introduced “How Many Kings,” the hit song for Downhere that peaked at #4 on the Christian Adult Contemporary chart at Radio & Records. Jim Epperlein, Program Director for XM 32 The Message exclaims, “How Many Kings by Downhere is destined to become a Christmas Classic. It’s that GOOD!” And Titletrakk.com says, “A skyline can be defined as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike. To experience a fresh blend of classic carols and original compositions, follow the star to Bethlehem Skyline.”
For more information on the Bethlehem Skyline tour please visit www.centricitymusic.com.
Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to nurture the gifts and expand the influence of Christian artists around the world. Centricity Music’s artist roster includes Jaime Jamgochian, Downhere, Circleslide, Jason Gray, Daniel Kirkley, Lanae’ Hale, Andrew Peterson, High Valley, Matt Papa, Sixteen Cities
and Me In Motion.
Tour Dates: (subject to change)
12/5 – Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN (Minneapolis)
12/6 – Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Weston, WI (Green Bay)
12/11 – Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, La Vista, NE (Omaha)
12/12 – Cross Point Assembly of God, Paola, KS (Kansas City)
12/13 – Willott Road Community Church, Saint Peters, MO (St. Louis)
12/16 – Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton, MI (Detroit)
12/20 – Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC