24 Jun ZACH WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES HIS 2022 CHRISTMAS TOUR
24 JUNE 2022 – NASHVILLE, TN – On the heels of announcing his 36-city fall tour, Awakening Events and Awakening Foundation are excited to share that multi-GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award® winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams will continue touring this holiday season with his “I Don’t Want Christmas To End Tour.” You will not want to miss an amazing night filled with music and fun to celebrate the true reason for the season!
Featuring special guest Ben Fuller, Williams’ holiday tour will hit eleven markets, beginning in Athens, Georgia on December 1 and wrapping on December 17 at Nashville, Tennessee’s newest venue, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University. Tickets go on sale today* along with a Fan Appreciation sale, allowing fans to save 20% on tickets (with the exception of VIP tickets). The special discount will run through July 8. Click HERE or on the tour poster below for more information.
The announcement of Williams’ Fall and Christmas tours follows the success of his 2022 spring tour, where 30 of the 35 shows sold more than 90% of their capacity and 23 tour stops officially sold out.
As it was touted with his fall tour, Williams’ Christmas stops will offer something even more special than ever before for VIP ticket holders. In partnership with the Salvation Army, for every VIP ticket sold a food box will be given to a family in need in the community, providing enough meals to feed a family of four for an entire week. All VIP ticket holders will be able to participate in the VIP Exclusive Eat & Greet Experience, which includes:
- One (1) entry to pre-show VIP Eat & Greet full-course gourmet dinner prepared by Napa Valley, CA-based professional Chef Paul Fields
- The opportunity to meet Zach Williams and get a photo**
- Premium concert seating
- Early access to shopping at the merch table
- A commemorative VIP tour laminate and gift bag
Enjoy an amazing meal while also making a difference in your local community. This is a very limited offer and additional specifications apply. Visit HERE for more information.
“Christmas traditions are one of my favorite things,” Zach Williams shares. “They give us something to look forward to when the seasons get long, when it’s hot, and when we need a little hope. My new favorite Christmas tradition is the ‘I Don’t Want Christmas to End Tour,’ and this year, my good friend Ben Fuller is coming along with me on this holiday adventure. Join us this December and make this concert a new tradition for your family. I’ll see you there!”
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*Tickets for the 12/16 show in Fayetteville, NC go on sale 7/1
**If health and safety guidelines change, a Q&A session may be substituted
ABOUT ZACH WILLIAMS: Zach Williams is a husband, father, recording artist, and songwriter, writing life-changing songs that come from a place of humility, honesty, and a direct reflection of God’s redemption in his life.
With music reaching fans far and wide, in his career to date Williams has earned two GRAMMY® awards (Chain Breaker, 2018; “There Was Jesus,” 2021), and along with an additional five GRAMMY nominations, Williams is a multi-GMA Dove Awards and K-LOVE Fan Awards winner and nominee, and made radio history with two consecutive radio No. 1 hits for 35 weeks with his debut singles “Chain Breaker” and “Old Church Choir.”
“Chain Breaker,” his debut and RIAA®-certified Platinum single from the Gold-selling album Chain Breaker (now RIAA-certified Gold), gave Williams his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (2017). He received other GRAMMY nods for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Survivor: Live from Harding Prison (2019), and in 2020 for “Rescue Story” (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song). He has multiple Billboard Music Award nominations and American Music Award nominations, and his songs “Old Church Choir” and “Fear Is a Liar” are RIAA-certified Gold.
He performed the multi-week No. 1 single “There Was Jesus,” also certified Gold, live with Parton on the 53rd Annual CMA Awards in 2019, while the song made the Pandora Top Spins chart for twelve consecutive weeks and was named one of Pandora’s top 100 songs across all genres. Additionally, “There Was Jesus” was WAY-FM’s top song of 2020.
To date, Williams has won six GMA Dove Awards (Artist of the Year; New Artist of the Year; Pop/ Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, “Chain Breaker;” Pop/Contemporary Song, “Old Church Choir;” Songwriter of the Year/Artist; Recorded Music Packaging, Rescue Story). He was also named Billboard’s 2017 Top Christian Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year and CCM Fan Awards’ Favorite New Artist Of The Year. Apple Music chose him as Artist of the Week (2016), while “Chain Breaker” was the top track of 2016 on iTunes’ Christian Songs chart. Williams has also been awarded by BMI with four Citation of Achievement awards for his singles “Chain Breaker,” “Old Church Choir,” and “Fear Is a Liar,” recognizing the songs for their national popularity and reach.
Zach Williams continues to tour year-round, having just wrapped his latest headlining spring run. He will hit the festival circuit this summer while tour plans are underway for this fall. Following the release of his first Christmas album in 2021, I Don’t Want Christmas To End, Williams is writing and recording for a new project. For more information, visit ZachWilliamsMusic.com and his socials below.
ABOUT BEN FULLER: Music has taken Ben Fuller’s life and made it into something he never would have dreamed. Ben grew up in Southern Vermont on his family dairy farm working alongside his father. He’d pass the time by singing to old classic country tunes as he witnessed first-hand the hard work and dedication it took to run a farm. The songs never stopped and somewhere between the farm and college, he picked up a guitar and never looked back.
Due to generations of hurt in his family, Ben struggled with certain aspects of growing up and turned to cocaine and alcohol at a young age. In 2015, Ben got involved in a devastating drug-fueled relationship which led him to understand better, the other side of addiction. In addition, come 2017, he abruptly lost his best friend to a heroin overdose and his entire outlook on life shifted.
Motivated to change, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a country singer in late 2018. A family Ben was close with invited him to church one Sunday and as he walked the halls into the auditorium filled with 3,000 people, he knew one day he would sing “that kind of music” for the rest of his life. Falling face-first into his newfound relationship with Jesus, he began writing with a burning desire to share what God did to turn his life around. Today, Ben lives completely sober, while sharing his story filled with hope, mercy, and grace. By turning his testimony into songs, he has been rejuvenated with a new passion and mission; to share his story with the world and all who are ready to listen. For more information, visit BenFullerOfficial.com and his socials below.
ABOUT AWAKENING EVENTS: Since its inception Awakening Events has remained focused on its mission of producing events that impact people in a positive way while glorifying God. That focus has led to rapid growth over the last decade catapulting Awakening Events towards the top of the Pollstar Charts, most recently ranked number 3 in the world and number 2 in North America in total tickets sold.
By providing our artist partners a platform to share their message, and creating a great fan experience, Awakening Events hopes to have a lasting impact both locally and globally. Long-term partnerships with great organizations like Food for the Hungry, Altrua HealthShare, the Salvation Army, and many others have allowed Awakening Events and the Awakening Foundation to help transform the lives of thousands of people both domestically and abroad. Find out more by going to AwakeningEvents.com.
ABOUT AWAKENING FOUNDATION: The Awakening Foundation exists to share the message of hope and resources with individuals and families in local and international communities by bringing together artists, fans, and like-minded organizations through live events and missional endeavors to serve and empower those in need. Visit here for more information.