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Posted June 18, 2010

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Debra Akins / Southside Entertainment
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Tickets Available Now at Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide for Power-Packed Lineup Featuring Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Third Day and Max Lucado

Tour Launches Online Presence With, Facebook and Twitter

NASHVILLE, TNóJune 18, 2010óTickets are on sale beginning today for World Visionís ìMake A Difference Tour 2010î featuring New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado and GRAMMYÆ award-winning recording artists Michael W. Smith, TobyMac and Third Day. Launching in Youngstown, Ohio on Sept. 30, and running through the end of October, tickets for the 20-city arena tour are available beginning today at all Ticketmaster outlets and other locations. Ticket options include a special VIP package featuring Gold Circle seats, a pre-show Q&A with all artists, a limited-edition Make A Difference Tour poster, a commemorative tour credential and a copy of the new book Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.

A complete list of tour dates, news, artist info, exclusive photos, videos and more resources are now available online at the Make A Difference Tourís newly-launched website, In addition, the tourís official Facebook page is live at, and fans and supporters can follow the tourís official Twitter feed at @MakeADiffTour to stay up to date on the latest news and exclusive content.

AEG Live, a leading provider of live entertainment around the world, is producer for the ìMake A Difference Tour 2010î and World Vision, an international humanitarian agency, is the tour sponsor. The tour has also partnered with, a leading online destination for Christian music fans, for exclusive video content, tour news and more.

About Max Lucado:
Max Lucado has more than 65 million books in print and a publishing career spanning 25 years. Max and his wife Denalyn live in San Antonio, Texas, where he is Minister of Preaching at Oak Hills Church.

About TobyMac:
The ascension of TobyMacís solo career has been nothing short of spectacular. In an era of declining music sales, he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album. TobyMac has sold more than 2 million albums and received his first Grammy as a solo artist. With his groundbreaking group dc talk, he won four Grammys and sold more than 8 million albums. His latest album is TONIGHT, which features his chart-topping, Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-wining single ìCity On Our Knees.î TobyMac was named the GMA Dove Awardís 2008 Artist of the Year and is now writing his first solo book City On Our Knees: If You Gotta Start Somewhere, Why Not Here (Bethany House, September 2010). TobyMac and his family of seven live in Franklin, TN. For more information on TobyMac, please visit

About Michael W. Smith:
Throughout his 27-year career as a recording artist, Michael W. Smith has amassed an impressive catalog of achievements. His 21 albums have garnered multiple honors including an American Music Award, three GRAMMYÆ Awards (from 13 nominations), 44 GMA Dove Awards and 33 No. 1 radio hits. In addition, he holds 16 Gold and five platinum albums for career sales approaching 15 million. Smith, who was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2009, has scored several film projects, written 11 books and has been featured by many national media outlets. For up-to-date information on Michael W. Smith, please visit or

About Third Day:
Over the past decade, the Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 27 No. 1 radio singles and sold 6.25 million albums. A recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards, four GRAMMY Awards (with eleven career nominations), an American Music Award, three American Music Award nominations and multiple ASCAP honors for songwriting. As a top-ranked touring band, according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. For more information on Third Day, please visit:

AEG Live/MEG is a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, one of the leading providers of live entertainment and sports in the world. AEG Live is dedicated to all aspects of live entertainment and multi-media production and is the second largest concert promotion, special event and touring company in the world. AEG Live has an international reach with regional and local presence in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, London, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver and Seattle.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For more on World Vision, go to, a division of Spinnaker Media Fund I, is the definitive online destination for the Christian music and entertainment fan. Filled with rich content covering the entire Christian music and entertainment industry, HIF boasts a membership of over 245,000 registered users, and hosts an array of features on the site, including Exclusive Content Rich Media ñ videos, photos & audio streams, Genre Sections, Artist Pages, News, New Releases, Store, Tour Information, Community and Blogs. is THE destination for Christian music enthusiasts to connect within a fan community to enjoy the newest and most exclusive content and information about their favorite artists.


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Debra Akins / Southside Entertainment
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