Nashville, Tenn. (November 16, 2015) —- The Christmas season heralds one of the most popular holiday events, Andrew Peterson’s 16th annual Behold the Lamb of God Tour. The 15-city tour will launch December 2nd in Evansville, IN and will conclude December 20th in Austin, TX. It will once again include two shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Joining the tour for the first time this year is the Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist Cindy Morgan, as well as special guest Josh Garrels performing at the two Nashville dates. Other featured artists include Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn, as well as a stellar band including Gabe Scott, Ben Shive, Joe Causey, Todd Bragg, Claire Indie Nunn, Nate Dugger and Garett Buell.
“I wouldn’t have had the guts to dream sixteen years ago that this tour would still be happening,” says Peterson. “The fact that it’s with so many good, old friends who are such great performers, all in the name of retelling the Gospel story, makes me overwhelmingly grateful.”
Peterson launched the Christmas tour in 2000 to present a musical rendition of the Christmas story and to reinforce the true meaning of the season. It was immediately embraced by fans nationwide because of the powerful performances, entertaining stories, and the sense of community between Peterson and his guest artists. The result was multiple sold-out venues and yearly return engagements. In 2004, fan support led Peterson to record the album, Behold The Lamb Of God: The True Tall Tale Of The Coming Of Christ, and the project won the 2004 Best Album of the Year from the World Christian Music Editor’s Award and was named by Rhapsody as one of the ten best Christian albums of the decade. In 2009, Peterson released a 2-disc 10th Anniversary Edition of the project that includes a remastered version of the original CD and a live recording of the concert.
Peterson’s new studio album, The Burning Edge Of Dawn, debuted No. 2 on Billboard Current Contemporary Christian Top Albums Chart and marks the highest chart debut of his career. Produced by Gabe Scott, the record features 10 new songs and has received rave reviews from several media outlets with CCM Magazine praising its “powerful analogies of God and a God-ward faith,” New Release Today calling it “an artistic feat,” and Phantom Tollbooth hailing it as “supremely up-lifting.”
Peterson will return for his third appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday, November 21st. He will perform for two shows and will be joined that evening with fellow artists, Vince Gill, Mel Tillis, Ashley Campbell and many others. For continued tour updates on Peterson please visit www.andrew-peterson.com, www.facebook.com/andrewpetersonmusic or www.Twitter.com/AndrewPeterson.
Behold the Lamb of God Tour Dates:
December 2 – Evansville, IN
December 3 – Knoxville, TN
December 4 – Durham, NC
December 5 – Richmond, VA
December 6 – Birmingham, AL
December 9 – Milford, OH
December 10 – Charlotte, NC
December 11 – Maitland, FL
December 13 – Nashville, TN- Ryman
December 14 – Nashville, TN- Ryman
December 16 – Clinton, MS
December 17 – Longview, TX
December 18 – League City, TX
December 19 – Yukon, OK
December 20 – Austin, TX