The Numbers Are In: Come Together and Worship Tour Attracts 180,000

Dec 07, 2002 02:56 PM EST

Launching Nov. 1, to a sold-out crowd of over 18,000 in Atlanta, Ga., and concluding with another sold-out arena holding more than 17,000 in Auburn Hills, Mi., the Come Together and Worship Tour visited 16 cities with an average per-night attendance of 11,500; ten sell-out dates and an overall audience of over 180,000. In addition, ministry partners World Vision and Compassion International, jointly reported, that over 5,000 children were sponsored through presentations made during the tour.

NBC's "Today Show" co-host Matt Lauer called the Come Together and Worship Tour, "one of the biggest concert tours of the fall." The line up featured Michael W. Smith, Third Day and very special guest Max Lucado and exceeded expectations, with sold-out dates in ten of the 16 cities markets including, Atlanta, GA; Lexington, KY; Memphis, TN; Winston-Salem, NC; Hershey, PA; Fairfax, VA; WestPoint, NY; Mobile, AL; Madison, WI; Auburn Hills, MI.

"It's been an amazing few weeks," reflected Michael W. Smith. He continues, "Having the opportunity to spend time with the Third Day guys was great, and Max Lucado brought everything together by adding elements that demonstrated the heart of this tour. The highlight though, was to watch the thousands of people worshiping with us; it was just incredible."

Third Day front man, Mac Powell added, "What an amazing, life-changing tour. To see, from stage, over 180,000 people of different backgrounds and churches all coming together to be entertained and worship was such a gift. Getting to share life, and the stage, with Michael W. Smith and Max Lucado was an experience we will never forget