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Casting Crowns Announces Spring Leg Of 'The Very Next Thing' Tour
Tour features special guests Danny Gokey and Unspoken

Casting Crowns Announces Spring Leg Of 'The Very Next Thing' Tour

Posted: November 18, 2016, 5:00 PM | Category: Tour
Artist Tags: Casting Crowns / Danny Gokey / Unspoken
Source: Merge PR

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio's Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey and special guests Unspoken. Presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible, the 40-city arena tour kicks off Feb. 16, in Baltimore and will make stops in markets like Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Houston, and many more before wrapping up in San Antonio on May 7.

RELATED: Casting Crowns Surpasses 10 Million Career Album Sales

"The Very Next Thing" Tour supports Casting Crowns' newest studio album, The Very Next Thing, (Beach Street/Reunion). This marks the group's 15th release and eighth studio album since the label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard's top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

Casting Crowns began in, serves in and continues to be rooted in the local church. It is at the local level that they are walking along with people in ministry and where the inspiration for albums are formed.   

"Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through -- the issues that are impacting everyone now," shares front man Mark Hall. "It is in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here right now."

The Very Next Thing is full of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks that will meet the listener with lyrics that impact with a strong message song after song.

Hall shares the inspiration behind the new album and title. "We are all in different stages of 'next.' There's a next step from where you are right now. We all feel like there's a stage that we have to reach to move on to what is next -- but God has you right here right now for your 'next,' and all of these songs touch on that idea."

Casting Crowns continues to impact audiences with their powerful lyrics and live show as they have performed for more than six million fans. In addition, more than 85,000 child sponsorships have resulted through Casting Crowns' live shows. For more information on "The Very Next Thing" Tour, visit

(Dates & venues subject to change without notice)

16   Baltimore, MD -- Royal Farms Arena
17   Glens Falls, NY -- Glens Falls Civic Center
18   Philadelphia, PA -- Liacouras Center
19   Binghampton, NY -- Floyd Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
21   Port Huron, MI -- McMorran Arena
23   Milwaukee, WI -- Milwaukee Theatre
24   South Barrington, IL -- Willow Creek Church
25   Lafayette, IN -- Purdue University
2     Akron, OH -- Akron Civic Theatre
3     Toledo, OH -- Huntington Center
4     Pittsburgh, PA -- PPG Paints Arena
9     Greenville, SC -- Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10   Raleigh, NC -- PNC Arena
11   Charlotte, NC -- Bojangles Coliseum
16   Charleston, SC -- North Charleston Coliseum
17   Orlando, FL -- CFE Arena
18   Tampa, FL -- USF Sun Dome
23   Grand Rapids, MI -- Van Andel Arena
24   Pikeville, KY -- Eastern KY Expo Center
30   Richmond, VA -- Richmond Coliseum
31   Newark, NJ -- Prudential Center
1     Amherst, MA -- Mullins Center
6     Evansville, IN -- Ford Center
7     Cedar Rapids, IA -- US Cellular Center
8     Minneapolis, MN -- Target Center
9     Fargo, ND -- Fargo Dome
11   Sioux Falls, SD -- Denny Sanford Premier Center
13   Springfield, MO -- JQH Arena @ Missouri St. University
14   Carbondale, IL -- Southern Illinois University
15   Tupelo, MS -- Bancorpsouth Arena
20   Lafayette, LA -- Cajundome Convention Center
21   McAllen, TX -- McAllen Convention Center
22   Belton, TX -- Bell County Expo
27   Highland Heights, KY -- BB&T Arena
29   Charleston, WV -- Charleston Civic Center  
4     Independence, MO -- Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
6     The Woodlands, TX -- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7     San Antonio, TX -- Freeman Coliseum

*More Dates to be announced -- visit for more details


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