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TORI KELLY SETS RECORD WITH HER CHART-TOPPING NEW PROJECT, HIDING PLACE

Hiding Place Earns More First-Week Streams Than Any Gospel Album In History

Collection Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart With Genre's Highest-Selling Week Of 2018

Hiding Place Tour Includes Two Sold-Out Shows In Los Angeles




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NEWS SOURCE: Capitol Music Group
September 25, 2018

Hiding Place – GRAMMY®-nominated artist Tori Kelly’s new passion project – has set the record for the most first-week streams ever for a gospel album. The collection, which was produced by 12-time GRAMMY Award winner Kirk Franklin, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and had the highest-selling week of any 2018 gospel album. Hiding Place also topped Billboard’s Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales charts plus the Apple Music Christian genre chart.

Tori was joined by Kirk Franklin and a choir last night when she performed the lead single, “Never Alone,” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” View their performance HERE. She and Franklin will also perform at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, which will be held October 16 in Nashville and air on TBN on Sunday, October 21.

Tickets are on sale now at www.torikellymusic.com for Tori’s Hiding Place tour, which will kick off on October 18 with a sold-out concert at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. The headline run includes shows at Warner Theatre in Washington DC (October 28 – sold out), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (November 8), New York City’s Riverside Church (October 30) plus two sold-out nights at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles (November 16 & 17). See below for itinerary.

Idolator observed, “there was always the sneaking suspicion that the 25-year-old’s voice could soar even higher, that she could open her heart even wider. That promise finally comes to fruition on Hiding Place.” VIBE noted, “Tori Kelly’s talent transcends genres.” PEOPLE said, “Tori Kelly Wants Her New Album Hiding Place to Be a Light in the Dark for Fans.”

Half of the songs on Hiding Place were penned by Franklin alone while the remaining tracks came from a collaboration between the two artists – the first time that Franklin had ever co-written in his decades-long career. The collection also features guest artists Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds and The Hamiltones. 

View Tori performing “Questions” on “Good Morning America” HERE and check out her candid interview with IAmSecond HERE.

Tori’s 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile landed her on “Artist to Watch” lists from the likes of Rolling Stone. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow.” Unbreakable Smile has racked up more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums. Following its release, Tori was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award.

 

Tori Kelly –Hiding Place Tour  

Date       City/State                              Venue                                                                   

10/18      Atlanta, GA                            The Tabernacle                                                   SOLD OUT

10/19      Birmingham, AL   Lyric Theatre                                                                        SOLD OUT

10/21      Charlotte, NC                        McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square SOLD OUT

10/22      Durham, NC                         Carolina Theatre

10/25      Munhall, PA                          Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

10/27      Philadelphia, PA  Temple Performing Arts Center

10/28      Washington, DC   Warner Theatre                                                    SOLD OUT

10/30      New York, NY       Riverside Church

11/1        Detroit, MI                             Masonic Temple Theatre

11/2        Grand Rapids, MI                Fountain Street Church

11/5        Chicago, IL                           Fourth Presbyterian Church

11/6        Chicago, IL                           Fourth Presbyterian Church

11/8        Nashville, TN                       Ryman Auditorium

11/11      Dallas, TX                              Majestic Theater                                                  SOLD OUT

11/12      Austin, TX                              Paramount Theatre

11/13      Houston, TX                          Wortham Center Cullen Theater

11/16      Los Angeles, CA  The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church        SOLD OUT

11/17      Los Angeles, CA  The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church        SOLD OUT

11/19      San Francisco, CA               Herbst Theater                                                     SOLD OUT

11/20      San Francisco, CA               Herbst Theater                                                                    

 

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