Christian artists are finding new ways to get back on the road after they were forced to cancel tour dates amid global lockdowns in response to the new coronavirus.
Two of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, Newsboys United and TobyMac, recently announced that they’re planning summer tours with a twist — the musicians will be performing at drive-in theaters.
“A few Saturday nights every summer my family and I head to a local drive-in movie theater,” TobyMac said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. “We always love it. When we started discussing live shows in this quarantine season the idea of playing drive-ins came up. I said, ‘Let’s go.’ It feels like summer, safe for everybody, and we all get to enjoy live music again. We ’bout to make some memories.”
The live concerts will be performed on stage at select venues and simulcast at drive-in theaters across the nation.
“COVID-19 has changed all of our lives, Newsboys United lead singer Michael Tait said, “but through it, we have learned that love is patient and love is kind. Now we have the opportunity to come together safely and express our love for our Creator who has been with us through these trying times.”
As of right now, both TobyMac’s and NewsBoys’ concerts will be streamed in 16 cities. General admission ticket prices are listed at $100 for up to six people per vehicle.
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I am so excited to announce updated dates for the #LaurenDaigleWorldTour ✨ You all have been so patient and I can’t wait to see you when we’re back on the road! The full schedule is now available at LaurenDaigle.com/Tour! For any ticket holders with questions – your tickets will be honored at the newly scheduled shows and you’ll receive an email soon from your point of purchase with details if you can’t attend the new date. For canceled shows, you’ll be reimbursed within 30 days. I hope you all continue to stay safe and more than anything — I CAN'T WAIT to see you!! ❤️
Lauren Daigle also shared her new tour plans after she had to postpone her first world tour due to state lockdowns in response to the new coronavirus.
“I am so excited to announce updated dates for the #LaurenDaigleWorldTour You all have been so patient and I can’t wait to see you when we’re back on the road!” the Grammy Award-winning artist said on Instagram.
Her tour schedule, which is available on her website, shows that she’ll start touring major venues in the U.S. starting February 2021. Among the arena’s listed are Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.