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BEC Recordings’ and Tooth & Nail Records’ artists have been confirmed for one of the anticipated fall tours, MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR, in partnership with Compassion International and NewReleaseTuesday.com. Headlining the tour will be Hawk Nelson along with label mates Manafest and Hyland.  Other artists to join the tour are Superchic[k], Fireflight, MIKESCHAIR, Kiros, Samestate, and on select dates Chasen. Full tour details, along with a list of dates, will be posted at http://www.musicwithamissiontour.com.
Founded by veteran artist managers Scott Andrews and Yogi Allgood, along with Mark Claassen (owner of Elite Talent Agency), 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.
“We are thrilled that Music With A Mission is teaming up with Compassion International to bring a missional opportunity to each tour stop,” shares Stephanie Waldrop Artist Relations, Compassion International. “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 Jesus name.”
Admission for a majority of the shows for the MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will be 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, exclusive merchandise among other bonuses.
About Hawk Nelson:
This powerhouse, pop rock foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release. Hawk Nelson has released five studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It’s the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, and most recently Crazy Love). Crazy Love produced a three-week No.1 single with the title track at CHR radio earlier this year. In 2010, Hawk Nelson was also awarded two Canadian GMA awards for Modern Rock/Alternative Song of the Year (“Never Enough”) and Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year (Live Life Loud).  Hawk Nelson has also appeared on NBC’s drama “American Dreams,” had a cameo appearance in the Nickelodeon film “Yours, Mine, & Ours,” as well as had its songs featured on NBC’s Stanley Cup promo spots, American Music Awards promotions, Nike NFL promotions, JCPenny’s Back to School campaign and NBC Summer Olympic spots. Hawk Nelson is a Mocha Club and Compassion artist. For more information on Hawk Nelson, visit http://www.hawknelson.com, and follow the band on Twitter @hawknelson.
About Manafest: Over the past eight years, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing hundreds of shows on three continents.  In 2006, Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. In 2008, Manafest followed up with Citizens Activ, which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presence in the US and internationally. In 2010, Manafest released his most critically acclaimed project, The Chase. He also released his first DVD/CD in 2011 marking another career milestone for this artist that has sold more than 200,000 albums worldwide along with 45,000 digital singles of his hit “Avalanche” from The Chase, which is also charted at No. 1 Soundscan Canada – Canadian Christian Chart.  This single was his highest charting song at CHR peaking at No. 4 as well as No. 10 on Rock. For more information on Manafest, visit: http://www.facebook.com/manafest and follow him on Twitter @manafest.
About Hyland: Melodic rockers hailing from Minneapolis, MN grabbed the label’s attention with their EP “Quotients,” which was produced by Ben Kasica former guitar player for Skillet and Nick Rad of Acceptance.  Their full-length label debut, Weights and Measures was produced by Aaron Sprinkle in Seattle and mixed by JR McNeely.  With a strong local following and independent EP, Hyland also blew away Tooth & Nail with their live performance and strong original songs.  Also, this year the band was named one of Alternative Press’ 100 BANDS TO WATCH.  For more information on Hyland, visit: http://www.facebook.com/hylandrock and follow the band on Twitter @HylandRock
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