FESTIVAL OF PRAISE 2016 TOUR ANNOUNCED

For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image  Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns to the road with the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago.  The kick off date is October 7th, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and will reach over 50 major cities across the country, running through December, 2016.  (See list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below with more to follow.)

“FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

 One of the most revered singer/songwriter/producers in Christian music today, Fred Hammond is the triple threat that has gone on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide. He is considered the architect behind the “Urban Praise & Worship” phenomenon in Gospel music today.

The Detroit native who is now based in Dallas where tour production is currently underway, plans to release a new cd to coincide with the tour; the new cd is expected out in October on RCA Records.

 The Festival of Praise Tour 2016 will feature performances by the biggest names in the industry, from Hezekiah Walker, the singer/composer/choir leader/radio host,  and visionary founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, and Bensalem, PA., to the electrifying Israel Houghton & New Breed, bringing the voices and sounds of music with African, Middle Eastern and South American slants, and Karen Clark Sheard, the multi-Grammy® winner and former member of the legendary female group, The Clark Sisters.  The lineup also features Casey Janice Hobbs, “Casey J,” best known for her Number 1 hit song, “Fill Me Up,” and Regina Belle, who recorded the Grammy® winning song, “A Whole New World,” for the film, Aladdin.  Comedian “Earthquake” will serve as show host.

 

TOUR DATES/CITIES/VENUES AS FOLLOWS; MORE DATES TO FOLLOW:

 

Fri

10/7/2016

Oakland

CA

Paramount Theatre

Sat

10/8/2016

Los Angeles

CA

Pantages Theatre

Sun

10/9/2016

San Diego

CA

San Diego Civic Center

Mon

10/10/2016

Phoenix

AZ

Comerica Theatre

Thurs

10/13/2016

Omaha

NE

Ralston Arena

Fri

10/14/2016

Denver

CO

Bellco Theatre

Sat

10/15/2016

Kansas City

MO

Municipal Auditorium

Sun

10/16/2016

Park City

KS

Hartman Arena

Wed

10/19/2016

Milwaukee

WI

Christian Faith Fellowship Church

Thu

10/20/2016

Grand Rapids

MI

DeVos Performance Hall

Fri

10/21/2016

Detroit

MI

Fox Theatre

Sat

10/22/2016

Merrillville

IN

Star Plaza

Sun

10/23/2016

St Louis

MO

Fox Theatre

Fri

10/28/2016

Savannah

GA

Civic Center

Sat

10/29/2016

Atlanta

GA

Fox Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

11/3/2016

Salisbury

MD

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center

Fri

11/4/2016

Baltimore

MD

Lyric Opera House

Sat

11/5/2016

Philadelphia

PA

Liacouras Center

Sun

11/6/2016

Norfolk

VA

Ted Constant Convocation Center

Mon

11/7/2016

Pittsburgh

PA

Heinz Hall

Thu

11/10/2016

Newark

NJ

Newark Prudential Hall

Fri

11/11/2016

Washington DC

Constitution Hall

Sun

11/13/2016

Rochester

NY

Rochester Blue Cross Arena

Mon

11/14/2016

Albany

NY

Palace Theatre

Thurs

11/17/2016

Baton Rouge

LA

Bethany World Prayer Center (North Campus)

Sat

11/19/2016

Austin

TX

Frank Erwin Center

Sun

11/27/2016

South Haven

MS

Landers Center

Wed

11/30/2016

Pompano

FL

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

Sat

12/3/2016

Orlando

FL

Calvary Orlando

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