Fresh off the successful launch of the Music With A Mission Tour which recently ended a 23-city run, NewReleaseTuesday.com (http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com, NRT), the largest Christian Music website and part of the FrontGate Media group, will be joining THE ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW for the first time as the official media partner for both the upcoming fall leg as well as 2012’s annual spring tour.
THE ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW is preparing to start their second leg this year, hitting 12 markets throughout November with a stellar line-up that includes MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Disciple, Hawk Nelson, Matt Maher and Group 1 Crew. Talented rapper Trip Lee along with other artists will serve as the pre-show entertainment. This will mark the first time THE ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW will tour in the fall in addition to their annual spring trek.
Kicking off November 3rd in Saginaw, MI, the tour will stop in cities such as Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, Oklahoma City, OK, and Kansas City, MO before wrapping on Nov. 20 in Memphis, TN.
As part of the newly announced partnership which pairs the largest Christian music site to the second largest annual Christian music tour, NRT will provide extensive editorial coverage of the tour, market the event to its 52,000 members and 425,000 monthly visitors and hold exclusive contests for tour merch on the site.
“We are thrilled that NRT has been invited on this tour,” says NRT’s founder, Kevin McNeese. “I’ve personally attended the Roadshow for many years and it’s one of the best produced events I’ve been to that always celebrates the diversity found in Christian music today. We can’t wait to meet many Christian music fans across the country in the coming months.”
Admission price will be the traditional $10 at-the-door, making it an affordable event for the whole family. Compassion International, an ongoing ministry partner of NRT, will once again serve as the main tour sponsor for the Roadshow. Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. More information on Compassion International can be found at http://www.compassion.com.
NewReleaseTuesday.com will be bringing its popular iPrizeWheel to the event, giving attendees an opportunity to Spin To Win free music downloads and $5 gift cards to partner site www.GroupTune.com at both the NRT merch booth as well as in line at the gates before doors open. Developed earlier this year for NRT’s interactive booth at Creation Festivals, iPrizeWheel runs on the iPad. The app is available for purchase at www.iPrizeWheel.com.
“The Roadshow is excited to be joining with NewReleaseTuesday.com,” says Roadshow Manager, Scott Brickell. “They are bringing some exciting ideas to the table that will enhance the overall experience for many at the Roadshow and we look forward to partnering together on numerous ideas as we continue to seek ways to evolve what the Roadshow is year in and year out.”
NewReleaseTuesday.com (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 the largest online databases of Christian artist profiles, album reviews and song lyrics. NewReleaseTuesday.com is part of the FrontGate Media group.
About FrontGate Media
FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today. The firm is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group provides reach to more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking “creative & emerging media” outlets.