Passion: Let The Future Begin Debuts to Widespread Acclaim and Impressive Digital Sales on Release Day

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14-track live project bows in Top 10 on iTunes® Overall Albums Chart upon release; “Passion: Let The Future Begin” Tour hits the road in April

Nashville, Tenn. – Ushering in the first days of 2013, some of the most notable worship leaders of this generation—Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Kari Jobe—filled Atlanta’s Georgia Dome with songs of freedom and praise as they led more than 60,000 college students in worship at the significant, four-day gathering of Passion 2013.

Capturing the power and energy of the conference, the 14-track, live worship album, Passion: Let The Future Begin, debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes® Overall Albums Chart and is available now at retailers and digital outlets nationwide.

Passion: Let The Future Begin is named after the anthemic lyrical shout from GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin’s energetic track “God’s Great Dance Floor.” The studio version of the song was first introduced via Tomlin’s album Burning Lights, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. The first single off the album, Kristian Stanfill’s “The Lord Our God,” will go for adds at Christian AC Radio later this month, along with an exclusive music video release. Also featured on Passion is a live version of Tomlin’s hit, “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies],” which currently holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.

Passion 2013 was a four-day gathering in January of this year, attended by a generation of 18-25 year olds from around the world and led by renowned pastors and teachers Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Lecrae, Francis Chan and others, as well as worship by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Kari Jobe and Brett Younker. The conference was profiled in the national spotlight as students representing 52 countries and over 2,000 universities gave more than $3 million to help fund the freedom fight for the more than 27 million human slaves currently in captivity.

Accompanying the release of Passion: Let The Future Begin, Passion will embark on the “Passion: Let The Future Begin” Tour this April for a night of worship. Making stops in 16 cities, the tour will open up the opportunity for people to connect with the vision and heartbeat of Passion in their own city and join together in worship and prayer as a community seeking to make Jesus famous. For tickets and more information, visit http://268generation.com/passion2013tour.

“Passion: Let The Future Begin” Tour Dates

Apr 3 – Gainesville, FL
Apr 4 – Tallahassee, FL
Apr 5 – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 9 – Mobile, AL
Apr 10 – New Orleans, LA
Apr 11 – Auburn, AL
Apr 13 – Greenville, NC
Apr 16 – Lubbock, TX
Apr 17 – Dallas, TX
Apr 18 – Houston, TX
Apr 19 – Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 22 – Augusta, GA
Apr 23 – Charlotte, NC
Apr 25 – Clemson, SC
Apr 26 – Evansville, IN
Apr 27 – Knoxville, TN

About Passion Conferences:

Led by a stirring in the heart of Atlanta-based pastor, Louie Giglio, Passion was birthed in 1997 to see the 20+ million college students across the globe awaken to the reality of an omnipotent and glorious Creator. Since then, millions of students from across the globe have joined the Passion movement, united across ministry and denominational lines, to seek the face of God in worship and prayer at nine conferences, four world tours and multiple one-day and regional events. Passion’s core scripture, Isaiah 26:8 states: “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” The small Passion Team is led by Louie Giglio and operates under the direction of a Board that is committed to spreading the fame of Jesus Christ to college students around the globe.

About sixstepsrecords:

Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Burning Lights), Crowder (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Let The Future Begin). The label partners with Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixsteprecords, visit: http://www.sixstepsrecords.com.

Source- The Media Collective

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