Nashville, TN (April 30, 2021)
Shifting seamlessly from indie rock to folk worship to Americana, acclaimed Christian music singer/songwriter Chris Renzema shares songs that cut to the bone, singing about hope and echoing the universality of both pain and praise. Taking that shared experience in person to fans, Renzema announces that tickets are now on sale in select cities for his 29-city Hope or Nostalgia Tour launching into major markets across the country this fall.

On the road for the first time since his 2020 tour into well-known clubs across the country was virtually sold out before being cancelled due to the pandemic, Renzema is now rebooked into many of those same markets with some of the locations changing to larger venues to accommodate demand for tickets. Rebooked cities include Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Nashville. The tour also travels to New York City, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tampa and more.

“I’m so excited to be back on the road after over a year and a halfit’s a really emotional thing. I can’t believe it’s finally happening,” says Renzema. “This year has been a journey, and music has been the constant. I can’t wait to share these songs and hear everyone blasting my ears out!”

Set to introduce his acclaimed new music along with fan favorites in front of live audiences, Renzema’s Hope or Nostalgia Tour will support his widely acclaimed sophomore LP and Centricity Music debut Let The Ground Rest that has received well over 90 million streams since its April 24, 2020 release. The heart behind the LP is the idea that growth comes from periods of rest, of barrenness.

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“It’s really easy to think that God is in the growth, but that He’s not in the empty field. It’s an unfortunate thing that we tie together the barren field as somehow a sign of a lack of favor or of God’s presence, but things need to rest in order to grow,” shares Renzema. “You can be upset that your plans got destroyed or you can find a new way forward.”

Along with the LP, Renzema released a companion Let The Ground Rest – B-Sides EP earlier this year that was produced by five-time GRAMMY-nominated Paul Moak. The five-song, live studio recording features “Tear My House Down,” “Springtime,” and “Mercy.” The EP’s songs were also captured on video for The Smoakstack Sessions video documentary.

“A lot of what I wrote for the last project has taken on new meaning in the pandemic,” says Renzema, “and singing about waiting on a season to change or sitting it out through a hard time means a lot more to me now that it did then.”


Hope or Nostalgia Tour Dates:
Sep 7 Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway Nightclub
Sep 8 Kansas City, MO Truman
Sep 10 Waco, TX Common Grounds
Sep 11 Waco, TX Common Grounds
Sep 12 Fort Worth, TX Common Grounds Ft. Worth
Sep 15 Austin, TX Empire Garage
Sep 16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – The Studio
Sep 18 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
Sep 19 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s
Sep 21 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall
Sep 22 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sep 24 Gainesville, FL High Dive
Sep 25 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Sep 26 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill Theatre
Sep 28 Atlanta, GA The Loft
Sep 29 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Oct 4 Washington, DC Union Stage
Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live – Upstairs
Oct 6 New York, NY
Oct 9 Pittsburgh, PA Jergel’s
Oct 10 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage
Oct 12 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
Oct 15 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar/Newport
Oct 16 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
Oct 17 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
Oct 18 Evanston, IL Evanston SPACE
Oct 20 Milwaukee, WI The Back Room @ Colectivo On Sale May 7
Oct 21 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
Oct 25 Knoxville, TN Open Chord Music

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