Annual Tour Unifies Christian & Gospel Music Markets Through Fierce Creative & Evangelistic Explosion Of Seven Of Today’s Leading Voices—Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Jessica Reedy, The Ambassador, B.Reith, Sean Simmonds, Jai & DJ MaL-Ski
Atlanta, GA (June 06, 2012) Xist Music and UpLift! Group have joined forces with world-leading child-sponsoring organization Compassion International to present the MOVE TOUR—the highly anticipated follow up from the producers of the acclaimed 25-city MISFiT Tour 2011. MOVE TOUR 2012 is a movement to challenge, refresh, and ignite the world through a life-changing MOVE of God. This annual tour brings excitement, inspiration, and a strong transformative Biblical message through an electrifying musical experience that will engage any audience.
This year’s MOVE TOUR brings together the fierce creative explosion of seven of today’s leading voices in music & ministry—BET’s “Sunday Best” favorite Jessica Reedy, Hip Hop generals Da’ T.R.U.T.H. & The Ambassador, Christian Hip Hop’s multi-talented rapper/singer/producer Sean Simmonds, Urban Pop artists B. Reith and/or Jai in select markets, and Hip Hop’s favorite event emcee/producer/recording artist DJ MaL-Ski.
In March, MOVE Tour 2012 announced their strategic partnership with FrontGate Media for exclusive representation of sponsorship over the next five years. Scott A. Shuford, founder of FrontGate Media, has experienced this tour and its fan base firsthand. “The MOVE Tour is a cross-market, cross-ethnic, Cross-centric experience of what the church is today. They have created a great opportunity to join in the evangelistic movement God has commissioned to redeem people through the most popular music genre around the world. We at FrontGate see this tour as exactly the kind of value and reach that our company was created to support by making new connection points for companies and ministries with this audience.”
Joining Xist & UpLift! this year for the first time will be Compassion International. “We are thrilled to be the ministry partner for The MOVE Tour,” says Paul Haddix, Director of the Artists Program. “The opportunity to share Compassion’s ministry with MOVE Tour attendees is wonderful and we are excited to see them respond to the needs of children living in poverty around the world.” Returning as national sponsors are brand innovators designbySPIRIT and online ticketing vendor Trinity Ticket Solutions joined by entertainment company Mylache Concerts and new media partners leading Rapzilla.com, HearItFirst.com and HM Magazine.
On Saturday, July 14th, the tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA. A list of current dates with purchase links is provided below, but stay tuned to MOVETour.com for up to date information on new cities being added!
|Sat., July 14, 2012—Atlanta, GA||Wed., July 25, 2012—Amarillo, TX||Sat., August 11, 2012—Jamaica, NY|
|Sun., July 15, 2012—Raleigh, NC||Thurs., July 26, 2012—Phoenix, AZ||Sun., August 12, 2012—Bridgeport, CT|
|Tues., July 17, 2012—Nassau, Bahamas||Sat., July 28, 2012—Los Angeles, CA||Thurs., August 16, 2012—Smyrna, DE|
|Wed., July 18, 2012—Freeport, Bahamas||
|Fri., August 17, 2012—Virginia Beach, VA|
|Thurs., July 19, 2012—Mobile, AL||Fri., August 3, 2012—Chicago, IL||Sat., August 18, 2012—Roanoke, VA|
|Sat., July 21, 2012—Houston, TX||Sat., August 4, 2012—Indianapolis, IN||Sun., August 19, 2012—Charlotte, NC|
|Sun., July 22, 2012—Dallas, TX||Fri., August 10, 2012—Washington, DC|
Visit www.movetour.com for more information on the tour and how promoters can bring the experience to their city or sponsor the tour nationwide.
Xist Music is the recording label of Xist Worldwide, which produces innovative projects from our award-winning artists, who are leaders in the inspirational urban music industry. Xist Worldwide was founded by Terverius Black and Sean Simmonds to become the leading producer of inspirational urban entertainment, lifestyle, and media content. With properties in music, film, publishing, and other lifestyle projects, Xist Worldwide acquires, produces, markets, and distributes inspirational urban content. Visit Xist at www.xistmusic.com for more information and follow them at www.twitter.com/xist_music.
About UpLift! Group
The UpLift! Group is a management, marketing consulting and coaching firm that partners with individuals and organizations to help them See their vision, Soar towards it and Succeed at bringing it to pass. A ministry-focused firm, UpLift! develops and strive to provide the best in spiritual and personal development resources and lifestyle products in partnership with a stellar portfolio of clients including: GRAMMY® nominated Christian Hip Hop artists Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and The Ambassador, award-winning producer and Pop artist JR, Essence bestselling author and Certified Empowerment Coach Felicia Scott, dynamic spoken-word artist Oraia and Lamp Mode recording artist shai linne. Visit UpLift! at www.upliftgroup.com and follow them at www.twitter.com/UpLiftGroup.
About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational, and spiritual needs of children, enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. Visit Compassion International at www.compassion.com and follow them on www.twitter.com/Compassion.