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CHRIS RENZEMA ANNOUNCES “HOPE OR NOSTALGIA” FALL TOUR

Tickets On Sale Now For 29-City, Major Market Tour

Sold Out Concerts Cancelled In 2020 Rebooking Into Larger Venues




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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
April 30, 2021

Shifting seamlessly from indie rock to folk worship to Americana, acclaimed singer / songwriter Chris Renzema shares songs that cut to the bone, singing about hope and echoing the universality of both pain and praise. Taking that shared experience in person to fans, Renzema announces that tickets are now on sale in select cities for his 29-city “Hope or Nostalgia” tour launching into major markets across the country this fall.

On the road for the first time since his 2020 tour into well-known clubs across the country was virtually sold out before being cancelled due to the pandemic, Renzema is now rebooked into many of those same markets with some of the locations changing to larger venues to accommodate demand for tickets. Rebooked cities include Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Nashville. The tour also travels to New York City, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tampa and more. (See full tour itinerary below.)

“I’m so excited to be back on the road after over a year and a half - it’s a really emotional thing. I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” says Renzema. “This year has been a journey, and music has been the constant. I can’t wait to share these songs and hear everyone blasting my ears out!”

Set to introduce his acclaimed new music along with fan favorites in front of live audiences, Renzema’s “Hope or Nostalgia” tour will support his widely acclaimed sophomore LP and Centricity Music debut Let The Ground Rest that has received well over 90 million streams since its April 24, 2020 release. The heart behind the LP is the idea that growth comes from periods of rest, of barrenness.

“It’s really easy to think that God is in the growth, but that He’s not in the empty field. It’s an unfortunate thing that we tie together the barren field as somehow a sign of a lack of favor or of God’s presence, but things need to rest in order to grow,” shares Renzema. “You can be upset that your plans got destroyed or you can find a new way forward.”

Along with the LP, Renzema released a companion Let The Ground Rest – B-Sides EP earlier this year that was produced by five-time GRAMMY-nominated Paul Moak. The five-song, live studio recording features “Tear My House Down,” the Air1 Radio Network-featured “Springtime,” and the American Songwriter-featured single “Mercy.” The EP’s songs were also captured on video for The Smoakstack Sessions video documentary.

“A lot of what I wrote for the last project has taken on new meaning in the pandemic,” says Renzema, “and singing about waiting on a season to change or sitting it out through a hard time means a lot more to me now that it did then.”

With more than 36 million audio streams of his first album, I’ll Be The Branches, over one million Spotify track saves over the last 12 months, Pandora naming him a 2020 “Artist to Watch,” and a 2020 GMA Dove Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year,” Renzema’s groundswell continues to organically build. His most recent single, "Caught In The Reeds (Moses)," debuted on Good Friday.

All the latest Chris Renzema tour, music and more news can be found at http://chrisrenzema.com/FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeSpotify (795,000 monthly listeners) and Apple Music.

“Let The Ground Rest” tour itinerary:

Sep 7 Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub Tickets

Sep 8 Kansas City, MO Truman Tickets

Sep 10 Waco, TX Common Grounds Tickets

Sep 11 Waco, TX Common Grounds Tickets

Sep 12 Fort Worth, TX Common Grounds Ft. Worth Tickets

Sep 15 Austin, TX Empire Garage Info

Sep 16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live - The Studio Tickets

Sep 18 Jackson, MS Duling Hall Tickets

Sep 19 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's Tickets

Sep 21 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall Tickets

Sep 22 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre Tickets

Sep 24 Gainesville, FL High Dive Info

Sep 25 Tampa, FL Crowbar Info

Sep 26 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill Theatre Tickets

Sep 28 Atlanta, GA The Loft Tickets

Sep 29 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle Tickets

Oct 4 Washington, DC Union Stage Tickets

Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live – Upstairs Tickets

Oct 6 New York, NY TBA

Oct 9 Pittsburgh, PA Jergel's Tickets

Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage Tickets

Oct 12 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl Tickets

Oct 13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre Tickets

Oct 15 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar/Newport Tickets

Oct 16 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop                                Info

Oct 17 Grand Rapids, MI  Pyramid Scheme                             Tickets

Oct 18 Evanston, IL  Evanston SPACE                            Tickets

Oct 20 Milwaukee, WI The Back Room @ Colectivo On Sale May 7

Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café Tickets

Oct 25 Knoxville, TN Open Chord Music                          Tickets

About Centricity Music:

Centricity is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, TN. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Caitie Hurst, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Cross Point Music, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point Worship, Patrick Mayberry, PEABOD and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more Information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com.



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