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Grammy® Winner and Celebrated Worship Leader Chris Tomlin To Kick Off 2013 With New Studio Set, Burning Lights

New single, "Whom Shall I Fear [God Of Angel Armies],"
off to stellar start at radio; currently Top 15 and climbing

Spring schedule booked with nationwide "Burning Lights Tour," featuring Louie Giglio & Kari Jobe




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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
November 13, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2012) - As one of the most acclaimed worship leaders of our time, Chris Tomlin is set to deliver his newest studio set, Burning Lights, on Jan. 8, continuing his efforts of crafting songs for the church that cross cultures and generations.

The internationally renowned Grammy® winner, whose venerable career has yielded widely known worship anthems such as "How Great Is Our God," "Holy Is the Lord" and "Jesus Messiah," has given voice to the Church and millions of people around the world as they worship Jesus. Now, Tomlin is set to release his new album, Burning Lights, on the heels of the Passion 2013 conference in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, where he will lead worship with a generation of 18-25 year olds from around the world at the significant, four-day gathering. Comprised of 12 tracks produced by Jason Ingram (Tenth Avenue North, Aaron Shust), Ed Cash (Kari Jobe, Matthew West) and Dan Muckala (MercyMe, Brandon Heath) and featuring the powerful first single "Whom Shall I Fear [God Of Angel Armies]" and an all-new studio recording of the radio hit "White Flag," Burning Lights is the follow up to 2011's Grammy® winner for Best Christian or Gospel Album, And If Our God Is For Us…

"It's amazing sitting here thinking that this many years past, this many years on, I'm still making records and still making records that mean something to people-not just doing it just to do it," says Tomlin. "I feel that it's a very important responsibility that God's given me, to write songs for His Church and to give people a voice to worship God, so I take that very seriously. So I'm not just throwing a bunch of songs together to make a new record and hope that it just rides on the wind of what I've done in the past. I want it to be the very best thing I've ever done every time."

Burning Lights' lead single, "Whom Shall I Fear [God Of Angel Armies]," impacted radio on Sept. 28 and received 30 adds in its first week. Since then, the track has quickly risen to No. 15 at AC Monitored, No. 14 at National Audience, No. 17 at AC Indicator and No. 10 on the Soft AC/INSPO chart, with 5.2 million total audience impressions.

Tomlin will launch his nationwide "Burning Lights Tour" beginning February 19 in Charleston, W.V., visiting 34 markets including New York, Seattle and Dallas, before wrapping at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on May 4. Friend and pastor of Passion City Church/Communicator/Passion founder, Louie Giglio will join Tomlin on the road for select dates, with Sparrow Records' Kari Jobe appearing at all shows.

Burning Lights Tour
2/19 Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium
2/21 New York, NY - Theater at Madison Square Garden*
2/22 Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Arena*
2/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center*
2/28 Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
3/01 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Field House
3/02 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center*
3/03 Kansas City, MO - Independence Event Center
3/05 Springfield, IL - Prairie Capital Convention Center
3/06 Jonesboro, AR - ASU Convocation Center
3/07 Springfield, MO - O'Reilly Family Events Center
3/08 Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre*
3/09 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
3/13 Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena*
3/14 Ft. Myers, FL - Germain Arena*
3/15 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre*
3/16 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome*
4/11 Cincinnati, OH - Bank of Kentucky Center
4/12 Chicago, IL - Willow Creek Community Church*
4/13 Omaha, NE - Omaha Civic Auditorium
4/14 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
4/16 Fargo, ND - FargoDome**
4/19 Portland, OR - Theatre of the Clouds at Rose Garden Arena
4/20 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
4/21 Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center
4/23 Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
4/25 San Jose, CA - Events Center at San Jose
4/26 Sacramento, CA - UC Davis - The Pavilion at ARC
4/27 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
4/28 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
4/30 Las Vegas, NV - Henderson Pavilion
5/01 Phoenix, AZ - Grand Canyon University Arena
5/03 Albuquerque, NM - Santa Ana Star Center
5/04 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
*with Louie Giglio
**Tomlin only

About Chris Tomlin
With eight albums, ten No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and five additional nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, 18 Dove Awards, a platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by Time magazine as "most likely the most often sung artist anywhere," Tomlin also has 15 of the Top 100 CCLI songs with 4 of them being in the top 10. ASCAP's 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God" was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, moving to No. 1 after becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 4.2 million albums and over 6 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his single "Jesus Messiah" (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio its first week and skyrocketed to No. 1, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian Radio history. In the midst of his record breaking success, and continuing his role as worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide. His ninth studio album, Burning Lights, will be released on Jan. 8, 2013.

About Passion and Louie Giglio
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louie Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God. Focused on the collegiate age group - yet spilling over to people of all ages - Passion exists to unite students for spiritual awakening in this generation. From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others. Louie is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.

About Kari Jobe
After being established as one of the premier worship leaders with her Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut, Kari Jobe continues to serve as a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. She released her highly anticipated follow-up album, Where I Find You, this past year on Sparrow Records, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Album Charts and received her first Top 10 AC single, "We Are." The Christmas edition of Where I Find You is now available digitally and features holiday tunes such as "O Holy Night" and "Messiah."

Jobe has played in front of hundreds of thousands of people in her touring career, most recently on the Winter Jam 2012 Spectacular. With nearly 7 million views on her own YouTube Channel, her well-known version of the popular worship song "Revelation Song" has received over 10 million views across various versions on YouTube. Jobe continues to invest her time and love in partnering with the A21 Campaign, an organization dedicated to abolishing human trafficking in the 21st century. With over 27 million affected by human trafficking, Jobe feels a responsibility to do everything she can for this organization. She gives a portion of her resource income to the cause of bringing an end to human trafficking and injustice. For more information, please visit KariJobe.com.

About sixstepsrecords
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixsteprecords' artists include Chris Tomlin (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection), Crowder (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: White Flag). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.

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[Get Connected with Chris Tomlin]
Web site // www.christomlin.com
Facebook // www.facebook.com/christomlin
Twitter // www.twitter.com/christomlin

For more info on Chris Tomlin visit the JFH Artists Database.

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