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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING CASTING CROWNS ANNOUNCES 40-CITY ëCOME TO THE WELLí TOUR
Posted June 15, 2011

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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING CASTING CROWNS ANNOUNCES
40-CITY ëCOME TO THE WELLí TOUR

Fall 2011 Tour Kicks Off September 22nd
Featuring Sanctus Real, The Afters and Introducing Lindsay McCaul


NASHVILLE, TN ñ June 15, 2011 ñGRAMMYÆ, AMA and 2010 Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year Casting Crowns is announcing plans for a massive 40-city fall concert tour, titled the ìCome To The Wellî Tour, taking its name from the bands highly-anticipated new studio project, Come To The Well, releasing Oct. 18. The tour kicks off Sept. 22, in El Paso, Texas, featuring premier modern rock bands Sanctus Real and The Afters, and introducing Christian music newcomer Lindsay McCaul.

The tour will coincide with the release of Come To The Well (the bandís first new studio album in two years), featuring the hit single ìCourageous,î which will also be showcased in the upcoming Sherwood Pictures film by the same title, in theaters on Sept. 30. The ìCome To The Wellî Tour also follows the bandís recent Dove Award win in the Long Form Music Video category for the hugely successful Until The Whole World Hears Live DVD/CD release, which captured the unforgettable 2009/2010 ìUntil The Whole World Hearsî national concert tour, which saw more than 350,000 fans in 82 cities.

The ìCome To The Wellî Tour is partnering with Christian humanitarian organization World Vision (www.worldvision.org). World Vision provides assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Casting Crowns has helped to generate a total of 52,000 child sponsorships for World Vision to date.

About Casting Crowns
All of Atlanta-based Casting Crowns' projects are RIAA certified, with a tally of three RIAA Platinum Albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, two RIAA Gold Albums and a Gold DVD, holding position as Billboardís top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Despite an unprecedented six-year career with Casting Crowns, the seven band members remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour part-time around their local church duties. Serving his 18th year in youth ministry, lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall is the student pastor at Eagleís Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. As a testament to the bandís impact, Casting Crowns performed for a second time in North Korea in April 2009, in partnership with Global Resource Services, as the band continues to forge invaluable relationships with the people in the D.P.R.K. For more information, visit www.castingcrowns.com or follow the band on Mark Hallís Twitter at twitter.com/markhallCC.

About Sanctus Real
Sanctus Realís fastest-selling GRAMMY and Dove-nominated, fifth studio album Pieces Of A Real Heart continues to sell over 130% ahead of the bandís last GRAMMY-nominated album. The album has also sparked two No. 1 songs, ìForgivenî and ìLead Me,î the latter having been heard by well over 100,000,000 people at radio and receiving the first-ever song endorsements from Focus on the Family and FamilyLife, as well as gathering two ìSong of the Yearî Dove nominations. The success of the singles helped pave the way for the band to become Billboardís No. 4 most played Christian band of 2010 at radio. In all, Sanctus Real has gathered 14 No. 1 and Top 5 radio hits so far. For more information, visit www.sanctusreal.com.

About The Afters
Texas-based band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit ìBeautiful Love,î earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTVís ì8th and Ocean.î ìBeautiful Loveî was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunesÆ Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award as well. The Aftersí sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be sensation on the silver screen with ìGreyís Anatomyî (ABC), ìDr. Phil,î ìArmy Wivesî (Lifetime) and ìRachael Ray.î The bandís third record Light Up the Sky bolstered the No. 1 hit ìLight Up the Sky.î A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters. For more information, visit www.theafters.com.

About Lindsay McCaul
There's a phrase often heard in music industry circles: ìIt all begins with a song.î That motto carries extra weight in Christian music where a great lyric transcends entertainment and becomes a vehicle to share the gospel. Lindsay McCaul is an artist keenly aware of words and their value. From her teen years pouring over the lyrics of her favorite music to her college days majoring in linguistics at Moody Bible Institute, McCaul's gifts manifest themselves in vibrant, insightful songs crafted with thoughtful precision reflecting a compassionate heart and deep intellect. McCaul's 11-track debut If It Leads Me Back (Aug. 23), produced by Jason Ingram (Tenth Avenue North, Meredith Andrews), reveals considerable depth and pathos; keen songwriting paired with her shimmering voice only compels the listener deeper into the album's overall experience. If It Leads Me Back is an auspicious beginning from a talented newcomer whose music will leave a lasting impression. Audiences nationwide will get to experience Lindsay at radio this summer, and live on the fall leg of the Casting Crowns tour. For more information on Lindsay McCaul, please visit www.lindsaymccaul.com.


CASTING CROWNS ìCOME TO THE WELLî FALL TOUR 2011

*Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice
SEPTEMBER
9/22 Thurs El Paso, TX Abundant Living Faith Center
9/23 Fri Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
9/24 Sat Corona, CA Crossroads Christian Church
9/25 Sun Henderson, NV Henderson Pavilion
9/27 Tues Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
9/29 Thurs Roseville, CA Adventure Christian Church
9/30 Fri Salem, OR OSF Pavilion


OCTOBER
10/1 Sat Redmond, WA Overlake Christian Church
10/2 Sun Langley, BC Langley Events Centre
10/4 Tues Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
10/6 Thurs Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
10/7 Fri Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
10/8 Sat Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center
10/13 Thurs Cordova, TN Bellevue Baptist Church
10/14 Fri Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/15 Sat Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center Arena
10/20 Thurs Auburn, AL Auburn University Arena
10/21 Fri Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
10/22 Sat Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
10/23 Sun Macon, GA Macon Coliseum
10/27 Thurs Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
10/28 Fri Hoffman Estates, IL Life Changers International Church
10/29 Sat Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center


NOVEMBER
11/3 Thurs Grove City, OH Grove City Church of the Nazarene
11/4 Fri Akron, OH Akron Baptist Temple
11/5 Sat Highland Heights, KY Bank of Kentucky Center
11/10 Thurs Murray, KY CFSB @ Murray State University
11/11 Fri Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
11/12 Sat Dothan, AL Dothan Civic Center
11/15 Tues Asheville, NC Kimmel Center
11/17 Thurs Jacksonville, FL First Baptist Church
11/18 Fri TBA TBA
11/19 Sat West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
11/20 Sun Estero, FL Germain Arena
11/25 Fri Aiken, SC USC Aiken Convocation Center
11/26 Sat Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum


DECEMBER
12/1 Thurs San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
12/2 Fri Belton, TX Bell County Expo
12/3 Sat Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center Arena
12/4 Sun Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum



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