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Third Annual Festival of Praise Tour Dates

buzzz worthy. . .

For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image  Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns to the road with the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago.  The kick off date is October 7th, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and will reach over 50 major cities across the country, running through December, 2016.  (See list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below with more to follow.)

“FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”

One of the most revered singer/songwriter/producers in Christian music today, Fred Hammond is the triple threat that has gone on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide. He is considered the architect behind the “Urban Praise & Worship” phenomenon in Gospel music today.

The Detroit native who is now based in Dallas where tour production is currently underway, plans to release a new cd to coincide with the tour; the new cd is expected out in October on RCA Records.

The Festival of Praise Tour 2016 will feature performances by the biggest names in the industry, from Hezekiah Walker, the singer/composer/choir leader/radio host,  and visionary founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, and Bensalem, PA., to the electrifying Israel Houghton & New Breed, bringing the voices and sounds of music with African, Middle Eastern and South American slants, and Karen Clark Sheard, the multi-Grammy® winner and former member of the legendary female group, The Clark Sisters.  The lineup also features Casey Janice Hobbs, “Casey J,” best known for her Number 1 hit song, “Fill Me Up,” and Regina Belle, who recorded the Grammy® winning song, “A Whole New World,” for the film, Aladdin. 

Comedian “Earthquake” will serve as show host.

TOUR DATES/CITIES/VENUES AS FOLLOWS (More dates to be announced):

Fri
10/7/2016
Oakland
CA
Paramount Theatre
Sat
10/8/2016
Los Angeles
CA
Pantages Theatre
Sun
10/9/2016
San Diego
CA
San Diego Civic Center
Mon
10/10/2016
Phoenix
AZ
Comerica Theatre
Thurs
10/13/2016
Omaha
NE
Ralston Arena
Fri
10/14/2016
Denver
CO
Bellco Theatre
Sat
10/15/2016
Kansas City
MO
Municipal Auditorium
Sun
10/16/2016
Park City
KS
Hartman Arena
Wed
10/19/2016
Milwaukee
WI
Christian Faith Fellowship Church
Thu
10/20/2016
Grand Rapids
MI
DeVos Performance Hall
Fri
10/21/2016
Detroit
MI
Fox Theatre
Sat
10/22/2016
Merrillville
IN
Star Plaza
Sun
10/23/2016
St Louis
MO
Fox Theatre
Fri
10/28/2016
Savannah
GA
Civic Center
Sat
10/29/2016
Atlanta
GA
Fox Theatre





Thu
11/3/2016
Salisbury
MD
Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
Fri
11/4/2016
Baltimore
MD
Lyric Opera House
Sat
11/5/2016
Philadelphia
PA
Liacouras Center
Sun
11/6/2016
Norfolk
VA
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Mon
11/7/2016
Pittsburgh
PA
Heinz Hall
Thu
11/10/2016
Newark
NJ
Newark Prudential Hall
Fri
11/11/2016
Washington DC

Constitution Hall
Sun
11/13/2016
Rochester