Gospel’s Biggest Tour?
Kirk Franklin has teamed up with Live Nation to kick off a national gospel tour featuring Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton. The King’s Men tour will make stops in 15 U.S. cities starting September 16 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and New York are also planned.
Kirk says in a statement that partnering with Live Nation is a great honor and responsibility. “The genre of gospel music having this kind of massive marketing support is monumental, and the talent on this tour makes it a must-see event!” Kirk says. “I’m very proud of this relationship and I expect it to be a new groundbreaking platform for inspirational entertainment.”
Between them, Kirk, Marvin, Donnie and Israel, hold down more than a hundred Grammy, Dove, Stellar, BET, Soul Train, NAACP and American Music Awards honors. Fans who want to meet the King’s Men crew can take advantage of special artist meet-and-greet and VIP packages.
9/16 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
9/19 — Los Angeles, CA, Gibson Amphitheatre
9/22 — Concord, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/25 — Dallas, TX, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
9/26 — Houston, TX, Reliant Arena
9/28 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Amphitheatre
9/30 — Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
10/2 — Tampa, FL, USF Sun Dome
10/4 — Norfolk, VA, Constant Convocation Center
10/6 — Washington DC, Verizon Center
10/7 — Philadelphia, PA, Liacouras Center
10/9 — Cleveland, OH, Wolstein Center
10/10 — Chicago, IL, United Center
10/12 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
10/14 — Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center