This year’s tour reached its midpoint last weekend and the internationally top-ranked Winter Jam Tour Spectacular reported a record-setting 23 sellouts to date. Playing in 24 cities so far, the tour has attracted more than 19,000 people at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, and 18,000 at Columbus, Ohio’s Schottenstein Center, while nearly 16,000 packed Charlotte, North Carolina’s Time Warner Cable Arena. This year, Winter Jam has seen almost 300,000 attendees to date, with 20 more concert dates through March.
Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the 44-city tour, which launched its 18th year January 4 in Charleston, West Virginia, is presented by World Vision and promoted by Premier Productions. The tour also features RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor, with a message from national speaker Nick Hall, Winter Jam’s Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party includes performances from Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings.
Winter Jam has been the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for the last two consecutive years, based on attendance, according to Pollstar's 2012 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts - Top 100 Tours. Created by NewSong in 1995, the tour has consistently featured the genre’s biggest names, introducing Christian music to new audiences across the country while providing a powerful platform for the Gospel message.
Hitting Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena tonight, on February 22, with stops including Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena, the FedEx Forum in Memphis, and Cleveland’s Wolstein Center, among others, Winter Jam will conclude March 30 at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. For more Winter Jam information and tour dates, visit www.jamtour.com.