Nashville, TN (June 14, 2019)
Keith and Kristyn Getty have today announced their first global arena tour, launching at the Belfast SSE arena this weekend. Launching in their hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the annual Getty Music Worship Conference: Sing! 2019, the tour will see 30 arena events across the USA and selected European countries over the next three years and will share their Sing! initiative with thousands across the globe.
The first arena event will be hosted this Saturday, June 15th and will feature performances from Keith and Kristyn, alongside a 1000 voice choir and band of virtuosic instrumentalists. The arena events will be set in-the-round and will see a fusion of Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Modern and Classical music along with cultural dance, and will also include a special message from best-selling author John Piper.
Following the Belfast evening, the tour will travel to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—the city where the Sing! initiative was launched in August 2017 with their first conference and launch of their book Sing! The Belfast natives currently reside in the city of Nashville and the Getty’s vision for seeing the church engage in congregational singing, theology and music and the arts has seen thousands of visitors since its launch. The Sing! conferences have become some of the most popular worship and theology events of the year, and the arena tour hopes to take their vision to the next level.
Keith Getty OBE says, “We are so excited to host our very first arena tour are thrilled to begin our journey in Belfast and Nashville—our two cities we call home. The concerts are a unique part of our vision and stand out from other modern Christian conferences. The events will include a 1000 person choir, which is going to be electric and will be an extraordinary place to engage in singing the hymns of the faith. For the thousands of people attending the arena events, we hope they will help them rediscover the power of congregational singing.”
Getty continues, “The Sing! initiative began as a celebration of 500 years since Martin Luther brought the church back to congregational singing. We share his passion that theology should be sung, and so through this arena tour we want to celebrate how worship transforms individuals, families and strengthen and encourage congregational singing across our churches.”