Sanctus Real: Fight The Tide Tour

( [email protected] ) Sep 09, 2004 06:30 PM EDT

Sanctus Real will be embarking upon their first headlining tour in support of their best-selling sophomore release, Fight The Tide. The tour begins September 24th in Medford, OR, and will hit over 25 cities in the Western and Midwestern regions of the U.S. including Los Angeles, Reno, Seattle, Dallas, and Phoenix. The bill will include special guests Seven Places and Hawk Nelson, as well as newcomer Ever Stays Red.

The tour will be sponsored by Food for the Hungry, a Phoenix-based relief agency active in 37 countries that provides child-development programs, agriculture and clean-water projects, health and nutrition programs, education and micro-enterprise loans.

“We’re excited to be working with Sanctus Real on this tour,” says Christopher Redner, director of the artist program at Food for the Hungry. “We were very impressed with them during Festival Con Dios. There's an integrity about them that's evident in their music, their performances and the way they relate to people.”

“The Fight the Tide tour will offer audiences opportunities to make great choices that can have a huge impact in their lives and the lives of at risk children around the world,” continues Redner. “Sponsoring a child, going on a short-term missions team, volunteering or serving as a Hunger Corps missionary through Food for the Hungry – these are life-changing experiences that align well with Fight the Tide’s call to ‘accept God's strength and do the right thing.’”

Fight The Tide is the follow up to Say It Loud, which was nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards, and boasts the band’s second consecutive number one single, “Everything About You,” which held the top spot for six consecutive weeks (R & R Rock). calls the album, “Explosive and infectious…an enjoyable rock album that is meaningful, catchy, and loud, performed with musical excellence.”

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