November 7, 2017

MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North to perform at Purdue in 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —  MercyMe with Tenth Avenue North will perform at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Topping a celebrated year for multi-platinum selling MercyMe, the chart-toppers announced that they will be uniting with fellow GMA Dove Award-winning Tenth Avenue North for a 2018 tour.

MercyMe is closing 2017 on a high note with the wrapping of their successful headlining “Lifer Tour,” three GMA Dove Award wins including the Artist of the Year title and their sixth American Music Award (AMA) nomination. Much of the fanfare stems from their most recent No. 1 album Lifer, which debuted earlier this year, and includes “Even If” which dominated the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts with a 19-week streak at No. 1 and the movement infused “Happy Dance.”

The much-anticipated new movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” a true story based on the life Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father to cancer, opens in theaters March 16.

About MercyMe

Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 28 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine, Here with Me, Homesick, and So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless,” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard's 2015 year-end chart. 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.

Tickets are on sale to Friends of Convocations donors through 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Tickets are on sale to groups of 10 or more at 10 a.m. Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m.   

Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Thursday. Student tickets range from $20-$65.

Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10. They range from $25-$65.

All tickets can be purchased through the Purdue Stewart Center box office or by calling 800-914-SHOW.

Media contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu 

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