Veteran artist managers Scott Andrews and Yogi Allgood, along with Mark Claassen
(owner of Elite Talent Agency), in partnership with Compassion International and
NewReleaseTuesday.com, are proud to announce the launch of the annual MUSIC
WITH A MISSION TOUR. Scheduled to hit cities across the US in September and
October, the tour will feature Grammy-nominated group Hawk Nelson, Superchic[k], and
Fireflight, along with MIKESCHAIR, Manafest, Hyland, Kiros, Samestate, and, on select
dates, Chasen.

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.

With the help and support of prominent Christian recording artists and organizations, the
MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will offer at majority of the shows admission for 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, and exclusive
merchandise, among other bonuses.

The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR has partnered with several organizations,
including Compassion International, Jedidiah Clothing and serving in support of TOM
shoes. Attendstar Ticketing will unite both fans and artists to prove that music is more
than just a melody; it can have a genuine purpose.

“When we came up with the idea of this tour, we knew weʼd have to partner with
organizations that share the same worldview as the tour,” says Scott Andrews, one of
the tourʼs owners and organizers. “Compassion has really stepped up for us; we
couldnʼt pull this thing off without them. Tom Shoes, New Release Tuesday, Jedidiah
Clothing, and all of the other tour partners are helping us in ways we didnʼt originally
count on. Its as if the tour has the power of all the supporters of these organizations,
which is truly amazing.”

“We are thrilled that Music With A Mission is teaming up with Compassion International
to bring a missional opportunity to each tour stop. 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 Jesusʼ name.”

Stephanie Waldrop
Artist Relations, Compassion International
I’m
excited
that
this
is
more
than
“just
another
concert.”
This
is
a
touring
festival
atmosphere
with
a
purpose;
the
fans
are
going
to
walk
away
having
experienced
the
event,
not
just
attended.
Music
With
A
Mission
tour
is
a
next-­‐generation
tour,
and
will
give
fans
a
LOT
of
bang
for
the
buck.
Mark Claassen
Owner, Elite Talent Agency

About Compassion International:
Compassion International (www.compassion.com) is the world’s largest Christian child
development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in
1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more
than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty
is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically
address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—
enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten
consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.
The official media partner of The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR is
newReleaseTuesday.com (NRT), one of the largest Christian Music websites. NRT
Founder Kevin McNeese commented, “Christian Music has purpose and eternal value
rooted in our faith in God. It’s an honor to be able to partner on a tour whose very name
shouts this truth and with artists who have dedicated their careers to ministering in
music. We’re excited to see what God has in store for this tour.”
Full tour details, along with a list of dates, will be posted soon to
www.musicwithamissiontour.com.

About New Release Tuesday:
(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 one of the largest online databases of Christian
artist profiles, album reviews and song lyrics. NewReleaseTuesday.com is part of the
FrontGate Media group.

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