LOS ANGELES, CA (July, 2013) The first annual "JCTV Tour" will launch on October 25th in Scranton, PA. The line up marks the return of Dove Award Nominated Artist, Press Play as they release their highly anticipated album, #LITO on October 1st. Additionally, pop dance rockers, Manic Drive joins the line-up as well as rock band, Silverline and singer-songwriter, Jonathan Thulin round out the line-up. The tour will hit over 20 U.S. Markets (see tour routing below).
Promoting the tour across the country, Tide Records' tour promoter, Ross Turner is excited about this tour, remarking, “Our goal is to reach young adults and christian music fans across the nation with a powerful presentation of the Gospel.”
JCTV TOUR aims to present an event for fans of all ages, especially families to come out and have a great time to worship. In addition to bringing a night of exciting performances, the tour is also dedicated to a bigger purpose: helping kids change to "orphans in need" via "World Vision" a non profit organization that supports orphans and families in need of clean water and food. For more information on “World Vision,” go to: http://www.worldvision.com
Ministry partners, Not Of This World Clothing along with NewReleaseTuesday.com bring an amazing atmosphere to the events as the world's leading Christian clothing company and the largest Christian website in the industry.
“It was fun putting this tour together", comments Lance Brown, GM and Partner of DREAM Records. "Whenever you get a chance to help create an environment for people to have a great time in the presence of God it's always a no brainer. Additionally, we hope that it will create an environment for those same people to bring their non-believing friends too. We are very excited about it."
The Southern Californian act started back in 2000 by frontman & founder, Dave Hanley. After releasing their debut album on DREAM with Life Is Beautiful and their follow up, NY2LA charting 1 on the Christian Billboard Charts and multiple tours, the electronic dance pop group, quickly made a name for themselves. After several tours playing in front of thousands of people and having multiple chart toppings on the Hot AC / CHR National Audience Charts, the group is adding to their highly successful careers.
International and Multi-Billboard Charting artists Manic Drive from Toronto, Canada, has overwhelmingly spread their musical influence in recent years. This is a band that breaks the boundaries within the CCM Pop culture. There unique sound may have familiar traits of Pop, Funk and Rock N Roll however, the way they fuse these elements creates a refreshing new edge of music for the CCM Billboard Top 30 world. There singles “Walls”, “Music”, “Money” and “Good Times” have heavily impacted Top 30 Christian Billboard radio which has ignited the CCM scene. Turning heads from legendary artists dc Talk, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Stryper.
Having shared the stage with some of the top bands in Christian music (POD, Newsboys, TFK, RED, Sanctus Real, Hawk Nelson, etc.), Silverline has developed a great live show. They have also excelled on Christian radio with the #1 songs, Broken Glass and Shine A Light. These professional achievements are important to the band as a door opener to ministry because Silverline isn’t just happy with accomplishments validating their ability, but rather paving the way for opportunities to share the life changing Gospel of Christ.
Originally from Sweden, Jonathan Thulin is an artist/songwriter based out of Minneapolis, MN. With the debut of his hit song, "Dead Come To Life" (Feat. Charmaine) and a highly successful album, The White Room, Jonathan is poised for success. Since the age of 11, Jonathan has travelled to more than 500 churches in close to 40 states. Now, an artist signed to DREAM Records, Jonathan hopes to bring his love for Christ to more and more that need to hear it. "Music was always my passion, is my passion and will always be my passion".
Sean Park is the producer and host of TV One Life. For more than 25 years he has traveled the country and around the world ministering to thousands of students, parents, and pastors. His passion for seeing God change lives is contagious. He is also impacting this generation through TV, youth events, mission trips and internship programs. www.TVoneLife.com
JCTV is the only national faith oriented entertainment network focusing on the 14-29 year old community. JCTV programming consists of feature length films, concert specials, scripted dramas, reality shows, music news and CCM music video shows, along with featuring some of the premier faith events serving the youth community, including Liberty University’s weekly Convocation, MYE Mega Youth and Vouse. JCTV is available in almost 30 million homes in America, broadcasting over the air in 36 of the top 50 TV markets, including New York & L.A. and is carried by major cable providers like Charter, Comcast, Verizon Fios & AT & T U-Verse. For more information visit jctv.org or call 1-866-want JCTV to request JCTV from your local cable provider.
NewReleaseTuesday.com (http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com) was launched in August of 2002 and offers the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming releases online, exclusive artist interviews, commentary from a variety of columnists, Free song downloads and album previews along with the latest in Christian music news. It is also the home to the NRTeam, an online music community that maintains the largest online databases of Christian artist profiles, album reviews and song lyrics.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organizationdedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Not Of This World Clothing (C28):
C28 is a Christian retail store chain, offering an alternative to the mainstream mall stores. The Christian clothing,music, jewelry and accessories reflect a clean and positive Christian lifestyle. C28 stands for Colossians 2:8, Not Of This World (NOTW), and all about Jesus!
For a complete list of tour dates, tickets and to find out if the JCTV Tour will be coming to a town near you go to JCTVTour.com