THE FORD CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS MERCYME
ON THEIR ‘IMAGINE NATION TOUR’ COMING TO TAMPA
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10:00 AM
TAMPA, FL – MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” will find the group traversing 30+ cities nationwide alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee Micah Tyler. Tampa is on lineup for the three-month long stretch taking place at AMALIE Arena on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the box office shattering film inspired by frontman Bart Millard’s real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song. “Best News Ever” will mark the band’s newest single. The song is found on their GRAMMY® nominated release LIFER and is the follow-up to “Grace Got You” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s AC Monitored Chart.
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It continues to be a landmark year for the multi-platinum selling MercyMe. A major motion picture based on the life of frontman Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). Carrying the same name, Millard’s first memoir also released this year followed by the unveiling of I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe. MercyMe was recently named Top Christian Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and has received seven AMA nominations. The group is the current GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year. Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 57 No. 1 multi-format radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. The album containing the hit, Almost There, recently received triple platinum certification from the RIAA. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, the RIAA Certified Gold Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods and four radio hits. LIFER, their latest chart-topping, GMA Dove Award winning and GRAMMY® nominated album, includes the RIAA certified gold, GRAMMY® nominated smash hit “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1. I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe is available at Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
LIFER is available at Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
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TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, January 11 at 10:00 AM at the AMALIE Arena Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Order tickets by phone by calling 800.745.3000. Ticket prices are $25.00, $35.00, $45.00, $65.00 and $75.00. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the AMALIE Arena ticket office. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.
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