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Published on Monday, December 13, 2021

Casting Crowns Returning to Salem in March 2022

Grammy award-winning Contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns is returning to Salem on March 10, 2022, to perform all the band’s hits and some brand-new music from the album – “Healer” – which will be released in January. Casting Crowns has been one the arena’s most popular acts in recent years entertaining appreciative crowds in Virginia’s Blue Ridge in 2014 and 2019. For the 2022 show, the band is partnering with Compassion International and bringing artists We Are Messengers and Jonathan Traylor along with it on the tour. Tickets for the Healer Tour show go on sale Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m.

When the world shut down due to the pandemic, Casting Crowns front man and songwriter, Mark Hall, knew he needed to write for the moment, write from the heart and share his straightforward thoughts.

“I was walking through the world being shut down, just like everybody else,” says Hall. “I’ve been a youth pastor for over 20 years and here I was counseling teenagers who’d just lost their senior year, lost their friend groups, felt hopeless for the future. As I started working on this record, I realized all the songs I was writing dealt with healing in some way, something we all need. And more than that, we need a Healer.”

Leading up to the new album’s official release, Casting Crowns already has delivered a handful of tracks to its fans, including the powerful “The Power of the Cross” and “Scars in Heaven” - which broke the first-day streaming record for a Christian song debut on Amazon Music.

 

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: CASTING CROWNS – THE HEALER TOUR

Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10 a.m.

TICKETS: $94.75, $74.75, $44.75, $34.75 & $26.75.

VIP ADD ON +$41.50 (not a seat). Details at www.SalemCivicCenter.com.

Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

CASTING CROWNS

Prolific, chart-topping CCM group Casting Crowns has achieved sales milestones with more than 12 million albums sold. Additionally, they have received numerous RIAA certifications: one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum® album, five RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, seven RIAA Gold® albums, four Gold DVDs, five RIAA Platinum singles, and 12 RIAA Gold digital singles. The band has also been honored with four American Music Awards, a GRAMMY Award® for their 2005 album Lifesong, and eight additional GRAMMY Award nominations. In addition, the group has garnered 18 GMA Dove Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and 13 total Billboard Music Award nominations.

The group’s 2018 release, Only Jesus, was met with astonishing success and response. Generating RIAA Gold Certifications for the No. 1 songs "Only Jesus" and "Nobody," the album also produced two No. 1 radio singles (including the group's 15th career No. 1 radio single) a GRAMMY nomination, a 2019 Dove Award, two 2020 Dove Award nominations, and two Billboard Music Awards nominations for "Top Christian Album" and "Top Christian Song" ("Nobody" ft. Matthew West). The impact of this album almost three years later includes more than 290 million streams life to date.  

Casting Crowns’ seven band members all remain active in student ministry and tour according to their local church commitments. For more information, visit castingcrowns.com.

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