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Newsboys Set Dates For 2017 Love Riot Tour Featuring God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals

Ticket Pre-Sale for February and March 2017 Dates Begins December 8

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November 30, 2016

(High Point N.C.) November 30, 2016 - Grammy®-Nominated and Platinum-Selling Band Newsboys announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour, which sees them perform their hit songs live in more than 50 additional cities nationwide. The Love Riot Tour begins in Milwaukee, Wis. on February 2 and runs through early May. The tour will also feature a never-seen-before, all-new theatrical experience, God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals. Written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin (The Thorn) and featuring original songs from Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens), Rivals brings an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers together to answer the question "Can God really make a difference?" and take the audience on a journey to an infamous music venue where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in. 

"With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different," said Michael Tait, lead singer Newsboys. "There's something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans."

Pre-sale tickets for the February and March 2017 dates go on sale December 8, 2016 with tickets on-sale to the general public on December 9, 2016. Pre-sale tickets for the April and May 2017 dates go on sale January 19, 2017 with tickets on-sale to the general public on January 20, 2017.

Love Riot Tour featuring God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals Dates

2 - Milwaukee, WI 
3 - Bourbonnais, IL
4 - Anderson, IN
9 - Syracuse, NY
10 - Reading, PA
11 - Salisbury, MD
12 - Fayetteville, NC
16 - Bangor, ME
17 - Albany, NY
18 - Wilkes Barre, PA
19 - Salem, VA
23 - Wichita, KS
25 - Dodge City, KS
26 - Ft. Smith, AR

2 - Muskegon, MI
3 - Columbus, OH
4 - Wheeling, WV
5 - Flint, MI
9 - Biloxi, MS
10 - Columbia, SC
12 - Jacksonville, FL
16 - Kansas City, MO
17 - Enid, OK
19 - San Antonio, TX
23 - Albuquerque, NM
24 - El Paso, TX*
25 - Tucson, AZ
30 - Fresno, CA
31 - Sacramento, CA

1 - Bakersfield, CA
6 - Boise, ID
7 - Seattle, WA
8 - Salem, OR
9 - Spokane, WA
21 - Springfield, IL
23 - Grand Forks, ND
28 - Richmond, VA
29 - Greenville, SC
30 - Johnson City, TN

Additional tour dates, including May dates, will be announced soon.
*This date is tentative and will be finalized shortly.

February and March 2017 dates pre-sale: 12/8/16 with code LOVE | public on sale 12/9/16
April and May 2017 dates pre-sale: 1/19/17 with code LOVE | public on sale 1/20/17

To purchase tickets to Love Riot Tour featuring God's Not Dead LIVE! Rivals, visit:

About Newsboys: Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys' live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. "God's Not Dead," Newsboys' chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired the eponymous Pure Flix 2014 hit film. The band also appeared in "God's Not Dead" and returned to the big screen to reprise their role in this spring's box office hit sequel, "God's Not Dead 2." Newsboys' latest FairTrade Services release, Love Riot, debuted atop multiple charts, including Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and Top Alternative Albums chart, earlier this year.

About Premier Productions: Formed in 1996, Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian concert events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music's largest annual tour! Premier promotes award-winning artists with No. 1 hits such as - TobyMac, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Hillsong Live, Hillsong UNITED, Lecrae, Bill Gaither & Friends Homecoming, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and many more! For more information on Premier Productions, please visit


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