A late summer/fall tour has been announced by Inpop Records, the FreeFall Tour featuring Rush Of Fools, Jimmy Needham and introducing The Advice. The tour, presented in partnership with Mocha Club and Toms Shoes, launches in Lebanon, MO on August 25th and concludes October 1st in Tyler, TX. Tickets are available online at www.itickets.com, and is being booked through the Greg Oliver Agency. For more information about the tour please visit www.freefalltour.com.
The tour will be a high-energy evening of music with such stellar performing acts. Fans will have the chance to hear the headlining act, Rush Of Fools, perform songs live from their new CD, We Once Were. The album releases September 27th and the first single, “Grace Found Me,” is #28 on the AC Indicator chart. Jimmy Needham is gearing up for his next studio project due out in early 2012, while his previous album, Nightlights, was critically acclaimed with New Music Guide saying, He is a storyteller, one who can sound firm in his convictions and happy go lucky at the same time. It’s a mix sorely needed in the CCM market.” The Advice is a new Christian pop/rock band just signed to Inpop Records, and have just recently released their self-titled new EP. The lead single from The Advice, “Forever Changed” is currently climbing the charts at both Christian AC and Christian CHR radio.
“This is the first time Inpop Records has produced and presented a tour to the market. Our successful focus for booking was on colleges and youth throughout the country,” according to Andrew Patton, General Manager, Inpop Records. “The unique gifts of Jimmy Needham and The Advice will be a MUST see each night. Add to that the strength of the new eOne Christian release from Rush Of Fools, and you have a night that will cause all who join us to leave happy and energized.”
“Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa”, explains Jeff Jackson, Artist Relations Director, Mocha Club. “The Women At Risk program provides spiritual, emotional, and psychological counseling and helps them find alternate means of income to support themselves and their children. We are so thankful to be partnering with both InPop Records and these artists on the inaugural Freefall Tour, as so often non-profits are an afterthought on tours, but to be fully involved in the purpose and planning has been truly refreshing.”
About InPop Records
Inpop Records is an independent Christian music label based in Brentwood, TN and is home to some of the best-known bands in Christian music. Distributed by EMI Christian Music Group, Inpop Records has become one of the top-selling independent labels within the industry, having established a reputation for seeking out the artists in emerging talent and for expanding the Christian music marketplace with sound and ideas. Inpop Record’s roster includes Newsboys, Jaci Velasquez, Superchick, Mat Kearney, Tricia Brock, Jimmy Needham, and The Advice. For more information, visit inpop.com.
About Mocha Club
Mocha Club is a new generation of activists giving up the cost of two mochas a month – or $7 – to fund relief and development projects in Africa. Mocha Club works in five main project areas: Clean Water, Education, Child Mothers + Women At Risk, Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children, and HIV/AIDS + Healthcare. Their vision is to provide a way for people who don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to make a difference in Africa. The community-based website allows members to start a team and invite friends to join them in giving up the cost of 2 mochas a month to support their chosen project. Mocha Club knows that today’s tech-savvy generation can have a huge impact by using the viral nature of the web. So they decided to equip Mocha Club members themselves to grow awareness and support for Africa by inviting friends. www.themochaclub.org
About Toms Shoes
Tom Shoes’ One For One Movement began in 2006 when American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Later that year, the dream quickly became a reality when ten-thousand pairs of shoes were made available by Toms customers to the children of Argentina.
FreeFall 2011 Tour Itinerary (Dates are subject to change)
First Assembly Of God Lebanon, MO 8/25/2011
First Baptist Church Maryville, IL 8/26/2011
Living Hope Baptist Church Bowling Green, KY 8/31/2011
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN 9/1/2011
First Assembly Of God Erin, TN 9/3/2011 *date features Me In Motion
Huntington University Huntington, IN 9/9/2011
Mt. Zion Church Bel Air, MD 9/10/2011
Anderson University Anderson, SC 9/23/2011
Mississippi College Clinton, MS 9/25/2011
Wellington Ritz Theater Wellington, TX 9/27/2011
New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM 9/28/2011
Colegio Biblico Eagle Pass, TX 9/29/2011
Baylor University Waco, TX 9/30/2011
First Baptist Church Tyler, TX 10/1/2011