Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY®, AMA and 2010 Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year Casting Crowns will extend its massive “Come To The Well” Tour into the spring by adding an additional 44 dates across the U.S., this time featuring special guests singer/songwriter Matthew West and pop-rockers Royal Tailor (both GRAMMY-nominated), along with Christian music newcomer Lindsay McCaul. Following a hugely successful fall run, which included a string of at least 15 sell-out performances, playing before more than 155,000 people, the spring leg of the “Come To The Well” Tour will hit arenas in major markets like Grand Rapids, Orlando, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Houston and many more.

The “Come To The Well” tour will be performing at Van Andel Arena on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm. Tickets are $22.50, $32.50, $52.50, $77.50 and are available for purchase at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices,, Ticketmaster outlets or charge: 800-745-3000.

The tour takes its name from Casting Crowns’ newest studio project, Come To The Well, (released October 18, its first new studio album in two years), featuring the hit single “Courageous,” which was showcased in the recent Sherwood Pictures film by the same title. The week of its release, Come to the Well sold 99,138 copies, making it the highest debut on Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 2. The album additionally topped the Billboard Contemporary Christian Overall chart, while also claiming No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and No. 3 on its Overall Albums chart. Lead radio single “Courageous” landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Songs chart and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart in just 10 weeks.

The “Come To The Well” Tour is partnering with Christian humanitarian organization World Vision ( World Vision provides assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Casting Crowns has helped to generate a total of 52,000 child sponsorships for World Vision to date.

All of Atlanta-based Casting Crowns’ projects are RIAA certified, with a tally of three RIAA Platinum Albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, two RIAA Gold Albums and a Gold DVD, holding position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group also claims two American Music Awards, with six total nominations, three GRAMMY Awards, and 14 GMA Dove Awards.