Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith to Unite for Christmas Tour
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are reuniting to co-bill their popular Christmas tour this upcoming holiday season, where they will be joined by special guest Marc Martel. The show will incorporate a full symphony orchestra at each performance. Kicking off November 30 in Cincinnati, OH the seven-city tour will travel to Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Grand Rapids, MI and more.
The highly anticipated show will feature selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires and combine the vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them. The dynamic duo last brought their Christmas tour on the road in 2017 to the delight of fans in sold-out shows throughout North America.
“Michael is one is the most gifted musicians I know. His welcoming, easygoing personality makes me look forward to every chance I have to share the stage with him…. especially at Christmas,” Grant says.
Smith states, “It’s no secret how much I love Christmas and playing Christmas music. I’m so looking forward to being back out with Amy for the first half of the season – and when she returns home for her Christmas residency at the Ryman – I look forward to carrying on for nine more shows with my band and the amazing Marc Martel!”
“It all comes full circle! Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith—two class acts, whose music has been a big part of my own musical upbringing – have invited me to join them on their 2019 Christmas tour. As far as I’m concerned, when it comes to Christmas shows, this one is the standard. So excited to share the stage with Smitty and Amy, and see you all somewhere on the road this holiday season,” Martel adds.
In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Michael and Amy are exclusively meeting fans who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concerts through the website www.meetamyandmichael.com. This Compassion meet & greet is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo opportunity with the artists.
Following the seven-city run with Grant, Smith will continue the Christmas tour with Martel for nine more dates hitting Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Detroit, MI, and more. He will be accompanied by the full symphony orchestra on select dates as well. Meanwhile, Grant will return to Nashville for her annual Christmas at the Ryman residency with her husband Vince Gill. The 12-date holiday concert run will kick off on December 11 at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium and close on December 23.
2019 Christmas Tour Dates:
All dates and venues are subject to change without notice
Sat, Nov 30 Cincinnati, OH**
Sun, Dec 1 Columbus, OH**
Mon, Dec 2 Indianapolis, IN**
Thu, Dec 5 Grand Rapids, MI**
Fri, Dec 6 Minneapolis, MN**
Sat, Dec 7 Sioux Falls, SD**
Sun, Dec 8 Des Moines, IA**
Tue, Dec 10 Nashville, TN*
Wed, Dec 11 Atlanta, GA*
Fri, Dec 13 Reading, PA*
Sat, Dec 14 Huntington, WV*
Sun, Dec 15 Shippensburg, PA*
Wed, Dec 18 Detroit, MI*
Thu, Dec 19 Pittsburgh, PA*
Fri, Dec 20 Lowell, MA*
Sat, Dec 21 Medford, NJ*
**Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Marc Martel
*Michael W. Smith and Marc Martel