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Newsboys Donates 3,000 ‘Love Riot’ Concert Tickets to First Responders

By February 8, 2017No Comments

Grammy® Award nominated, Platinum-­selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions announces the 2017 extension of the Love Riot Tour.
In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-­day “Buy One, Give One” special offer.

“We want to start a LOVE RIOT and blessing these First Responders is a way to help change the world,” said Michael Tait, lead singer for the Newsboys.
During these two days for each ticket purchased, one has been donated to a First Responder through the non-­profit organization Serve & Protect.

“At a time when the law enforcement community needs encouragement, the Newsboys’ tribute to the First Responder community is a beacon of hope.” said Robert Michaels, CEO and founder of Serve & Protect.

The non-­profit organization’s mission is to locate and facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals with symptoms of post-­traumatic stress syndrome, addictions or both. The Love Riot Tour kicked off last weekend and will stop in more than 50 cities nationwide. The Buy One, Give One initiative is one more way to give back to the community through music.

“As the tour promoter, we have the privilege of working closely with the Newsboys and seeing the heart of this band,” said Robyn Klass, marketing director with Premier Productions. “We are thrilled that many First Responders and their families throughout the country will get to be a part of the Love Riot Tour!”

Feb 9, 2017 Syracuse, NY
Feb 10, 2017 Reading, PA
Feb 11, 2017 Salisbury, MD
Feb 12, 2017 Fayetteville, NC
Feb 16, 2017 Bangor, ME
Feb 17, 2017 Albany, NY
Feb 18, 2017 Wilkes Barre, PA
Feb 19, 2017 Salem, VA
Feb 23, 2017 Wichita, KS
Feb 24, 2017 Tyler, TX
Feb 25, 2017 Dodge City, KS
Feb 26, 2017 Ft. Smith, AR – SOLD OUT!
Mar 2, 2017 Muskegon, MI
Mar 3, 2017 Columbus, OH
Mar 4, 2017 Wheeling, WV
Mar 5, 2017 Flint, MI
Mar 9, 2017 Biloxi, MS
Mar 10, 2017 Columbia, SC
Mar 11, 2017 Myrtle Beach, SC
Mar 12, 2017 Jacksonville, FL
Mar 16, 2017 Kansas City, MO
Mar 17, 2017 Enid, OK
Mar 18, 2017 Andrews, TX
Mar 19, 2017 San Antonio, TX
Mar 23, 2017 Albuquerque, NM
Mar 24, 2017 El Paso, TX
Mar 25, 2017 Tucson, AZ
Mar 26, 2017 San Diego, CA
Mar 30, 2017 Fresno, CA
Mar 31, 2017 Roseville (Sacramento), CA
Apr 1, 2017 Bakersfield, CA
Apr 6, 2017 Nampa, ID
Apr 7, 2017 Seattle, WA
Apr 8, 2017 Salem, OR
Apr 9, 2017 Spokane, WA
Apr 20, 2017 Canton, OH
Apr 21, 2017 Springfield, IL
Apr 23, 2017 Grand Forks, ND
Apr 27, 2017 Knoxville, TN
Apr 28, 2017 Richmond, VA
Apr 29, 2017 Greenville, SC
Apr 30, 2017 Johnson City, TN
May 4, 2017 Huntsville, AL
May 5, 2017 Pensacola, FL

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Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by
Peter Furler and George Perdikis.They have released 17 studio albums, 6 of which have been certified
gold. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait formerly of DC Talk, keyboardist and
bassist Jeff Frankenstein, drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips, and guitarist Jody Davis. In
addition to performing music, the band have appeared in the films God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2.

Serve & Protect is a 501(c)(3) non-­profit that facilitates trauma services for public safety professionals
and their families. They provide 24/7 confidential help in locating real solutions for real problems,
addressing the invisible wounds and emotional scars related to Post Traumatic Stress. Founded by
Robert Michaels, who served with the 229th Military Police Battalion VANG, and Norfolk Police on patrol
and as a detective, the organization provides services with a boots on the ground understanding of the
job. Michaels serves as Chaplain for the FBI Memphis Division, State Chaplain for the TN FOP State
Lodge, and 2nd VP for Morris Heithcock FOP Lodge 41, TN.

Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian live events in the nation and the co-­founder of
the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular -­ Christian music’s Largest Annual Tour! Premier promotes award-­
winning tours and artists such as -­ OUTCRY Tour, Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Newsboys, Lauren
Daigle, Hillsong UNITED, Gaither Homecoming, Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe and others!

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