ST. LOUIS (Lobeline Communications/ www.lobeline.com) - It's official. The Bill Gaither Tour for 2004 has outranked Rod Stewart, Elton John
& Fleetwood Mac
for concert tickets sold worldwide as reported to POLLSTAR for shows played between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004, landing in the No 16 spot with an impressive 541,890 tickets sold.
At 68 years old, Gaither has been a powerhouse in the gospel world for more than 30 years. And, this past year also landed the tour on Rolling Stone Magazine's 2004 "Rock's Rich List" as one of the top grossing tours worldwide.
Gaither remarked, "At this stage of my life, I'm just delighted to still be touring and included on a list with such great talent!"
Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band are keeping up the pace, bringing the Gaither Homecoming Concert, "CELEBRATION TOUR," across America once again in 2005--tickets for all dates are currently on sale. This critically acclaimed musical gathering, produced by Clear Channel Entertainment, is a live, in-the-round version of Gaither's double platinum-selling video series.
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Joining Gaither on his "Celebration Tour" are performers the Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs, Signature Sound Quartet, Jeff Allen, Ben Speer, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lynda Randle, Ivan Parker, Jessy Dixon, Kevin Williams, Anthony Burger, Mike Allen, and others (line-up subject to change).
For additional information and advance group reservations, call: 888-217-0301. Visit www.gaithernet.com for tour information. GaitherNet subscribers receive advance access to preferred seating.
FRI. 1/21 TALLAHASSEE, FL LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER
SAT. 1/22 JACKSONVILLE, FL JACKSONVILE ARENA
THUR. 1/27 FT. MEYERS, FL GERMAIN ARENA
FRI. 1/28 TAMPA, FL ST. PETE TIMES FORUM
SAT. 1/29 ORLANDO, FL T.D. WATERHOUSE CENTER
FRI. 2/11 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER (7:00PM)
SAT. 2/12 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER (1:00PM/7:00PM)
FRI. 2/18 TUPELO, MS BANCORPSOUTH CENTER
SAT. 2/19 MOBILE, AL MOBILE CIVIC CENTER
FRI. 3/4 SIOUX FALLS, SD SIOUX FALLS ARENA
SAT. 3/5 KANSAS CITY, MO KEMPER ARENA
FRI. 3/11 NASHVILLE, TN GAYLORD ENT. CENTER
SAT. 3/12 FT. WAYNE, IN ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL
FRI. 3/18 BATON ROUGE, LA RIVERSIDE CENTROPLEX
SAT. 3/19 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER
FRI. 4/1 FLORENCE, SC FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER
SAT. 4/2 HAMPTON, VA HAMPTON COLISEUM
FRI. 4/8 PEORIA, IL CIVIC CENTER ARENA
SAT. 4/9 GREEN BAY, WI RESCH CENTER
FRI. 4/15 MEMPHIS, TN FEDEX FORUM
SAT. 4/16 INDIANAPOLIS, IN CONSECO FIELDHOUSE
FRI. 4/22 HERSHEY, PA GIANT CENTER
SAT. 4/2 ROCHESTER, NY BLUE CROSS ARENA
FRI. 4/29 ATLANTA, GA ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER
SAT. 4/30 ROANOKE, VA ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER
FRI. 5/6 SPRINGFIELD, MO SMSU STUDENT CENTER
SAT. 5/7 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK FORD CENTER
FRI. 5/13 JACKSON, MS MISSISSIPPI COLISEUM
SAT. 5/14 LITTLE ROCK, AR ALLTEL ARENA