Christian Media Professionals – Mark Burnett and Roma Downey – to Make Guest Appearances at Select Winter Jam dates
WINTER JAM’S POWERFUL PLATFORM PROPELS FAITH-BASED FILM AND TELEVISION RELEASES
NASHVILLE, TN – Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2015 is spotlighting NBC’s upcoming A.D., a landmark television event from the renowned producing team of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
Downey and Burnett will make appearances at several tour dates, including the Winter Jam Dome Spectacular at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on February 7 (Burnett only).
The other Winter Jam concerts where they will appear are:
2/28: Toyota Center in Houston, TX;
3/6: INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS;
3/7: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK;
3/8: Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX;
Burnett has been named one of the world’s most influential people by TIME magazine. He has won five Emmy Awards and four People’s Choice Awards. His lifetime of work has garnered 98 Emmy nominations and he has written eight books, to date. He married actress, author and philanthropist Roma Downey in 2007. Downey may be best known for her decade-long career as an actress in “Touched by an Angel,” and most recently for her portrayal of Mary the mother of Jesus on “The Bible” television series that reached an audience of more than 100 million viewers.
Continuing where NBC’s hit series The Bible left off last year, A.D. is a 12-week miniseries that premieres Easter Sunday, April 5. A.D. starts with the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, telling its story through the eyes of the Apostles, Pilate, Caiaphas, the Jewish Zealots and the Herod family. With the Book of Acts and Paul’s letters as its foundation plus some artful use of history, A.D. shows why little has changed in two thousand years, but the church continues to change the world.
In the midst of its 47-city run, which has already seen multiple sellouts to date this year—NewSong’s blockbuster tour Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues to provide a powerful platform for the Gospel message in major arenas around the country. In addition to music from 10 of Christian music’s top artists, the tour is helping spread the word about two major faith-based film and television productions slated for release this year.
In addition to A.D., the movie Do You Believe? arrives in theaters March 20 from Pure Flix Films, creators of last year’s big-screen hit, God’s Not Dead, which was promoted during Winter Jam 2014. Starring Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Cybill Shepherd, and Lee Majors, among others, the film depicts the lives of a dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ…even if they don’t believe it. Yet.
“”There’s no question the momentum we generated from our sponsorship at Winter Jam created a massive awareness for our movie,” said Michael Scott, producer, God’s Not Dead and partner, Pure Flix. “I hate to think what response we would have had if we had not been on the tour. (We had) exceptional results (from the tour).”
The Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular kicked-off January 2 in Charleston, W.VA, and continues through March. Featuring headliners Skillet, along with Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, NewSong, for KING & COUNTRY, Family Force 5 and evangelist Tony Nolan, the Pre-Jam Party will include Blanca, About A Mile and VERIDIA.
Promoted by Premier Productions and presented by Holt International, in addition to Pure Flix’s Do You Believe? and NBC’s A.D., Winter Jam Tour Spectacular sponsors include the University of Mobile; Teen Missions International; Pepsi; TheOverflow.com; Camp Electric; PREMIER Vacations & Events; Xtreme Conferences; Texas TransEastern; and Wayne E. Bailey Produce.
Created and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong and produced by Premier Productions, Winter Jam exploded from a single show in 1995 to one of the music industry’s biggest tours today. For four consecutive years, Winter Jam has ranked as Pollstar’s #1 tour in attendance in the world for the first quarter.
For further information, visit www.jamtour.com or www.turningpointpr.com .
Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC – © 2014 Christopher Polk/NBC – Image courtesy gettyimages.com
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at event of The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)