Nashville, Tenn. – Current American Music Award nominees MercyMe will appear on the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City on NBC. With an expected 3.5 million spectators along the route and 50 million viewers tuning in, the parade will air from 9am-NOON on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. MercyMe will join such notable talent as Mariah Carey, Cirque du Soleil®, Pat Benatar and more for what has become one of America’s favorite holiday traditions.
Just prior to heading to NYC, MercyMe will perform during Atlanta’s Annual Great Tree Lighting at Macy’s Buckhead Lenox Store before a crowd of nearly 45,000. The event will be broadcast live on WSB Atlanta (ABC), with subsequent replays over the course of the holiday weekend.
The Christmas season started early for MercyMe this year when MercyMe, It’s Christmas!, the band’s sophomore Christmas offering, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Holiday Albums chart, just following the RIAA Gold certification of their 2011 project, The Generous Mr. Lovewell. MercyMe’s hit single “Flawless” has been No. 1 for 11 weeks and counting on the Billboard Christian AC Chart while also topping the Billboard National Christian Audience Chart.
After the band wraps their “Greater Than Tour” in mid – November, they will head out for a special run of Christmas shows. For more information on the tour, visit mercyme.org/tour.
MercyMe Holiday Tour Dates:
Nov. 28 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Nov. 29 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dec. 1 Calgary, AB, Canada
Dec. 5 Van Wert, OH
Dec. 6 Reading, PA
Dec. 10 Louisville, KY
Dec. 11 Muncie, IN
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their recent single “Greater” lived up to its name, holding the No. 1 spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two GRAMMY® nods. Their brand new project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! offers a fresh spin on seasonal favorites as well as several original songs; the album is available in stores now.