About The Tour:
Veteran artist managers Scott Andrews and Yogi Allgood, along with Mark Claassen (owner of Elite Talent Agency), in partnership with Compassion International and NewReleaseTuesday, are proud to announce the launch of the annual MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR. Scheduled to hit cities across the US in September and October, the tour will feature Grammy-nominated group Hawk Nelson, Superchic[k], and Fireflight, along with MIKESCHAIR, Manafest, Benjah, Hyland, Kiros, Samestate, and, on select dates, Chasen.
The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will be an experience unlike any other. Focusing on the strength of Christian communities, the tour aims to give bigger purpose to music by providing a platform for organizations to help give to those less fortunate than themselves.
With the help and support of prominent Christian recording artists and organizations, the MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will offer at majority of the shows admission for only $15 at the door. A select number of VIP Ticket Experiences will be sold for each date, which will give fans access to behind the scenes action, early entry, and exclusive merchandise, among other bonuses.
The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR has partnered with several organizations, including Compassion International, Jedidiah Clothing and serving in support of TOMS shoes. Attendstar Ticketing will unite both fans and artists to prove that music is more than just a melody; it can have a genuine purpose.
“When we came up with the idea of this tour, we knew weʼd have to partner with organizations that share the same worldview as the tour,” says Scott Andrews, one of the tourʼs owners and organizers. “Compassion has really stepped up for us; we couldnʼt pull this thing off without them. TOMS Shoes, NewReleaseTuesday, Jedidiah Clothing, and all of the other tour partners are helping us in ways we didnʼt originally count on. Its as if the tour has the power of all the supporters of these organizations, which is truly amazing.”
“We are thrilled that Music With A Mission is teaming up with Compassion International to bring a missional opportunity to each tour stop. Our hope is that the lives of many children who live in underdeveloped nations across the globe will be impacted and released from poverty in Jesusʼ name.” Stephanie Waldrop, Artist Relations, Compassion International
“I’m excited that this is more than “just another concert.” This is a touring festival atmosphere with a purpose; the fans are going to walk away having experienced the event, not just attended. Music With A Mission tour is a next-generation tour, and will give fans a LOT of bang for the buck.” –Mark Claassen, Owner, Elite Talent Agency
For more info go to www.musicwithamissiontour.com
Benjamin “Benjah” Thom is a critically acclaimed GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and music engineer.
Benjah was featured on and produced two tracks for Lecrae’s latest project entitled “Rehab.” It was nominated for both GRAMMY® and Dove® Awards while reaching #15 on the Billboard top 200 and #1 on Billboard Christian charts. He also produced and was featured on “Blacklight” by Tedashii (Hit Billboard top 200 / #1 on the Christian charts). Benjah was one of the original members of Group 1 Crew and had the opportunity to produce and write for five songs on their self-titled freshmen project with Word/Warner Records which won a Dove Award. He has also worked with many other artists including mainstream neo-soul singer Angie Stone.
His first album, entitled “Filtered,” was the manifestation of years of professional music training coupled with the spiritual life lessons learned; many of them from personal tragedies and triumphs. “Filtered” featured high profile collaborations with Lecrae, Sho Baraka and Dillavou. Benjah’s next release was a duo album. ‘Introducing: Lov’d Ones’ was a Reggae and Hip Hop collaboration with Dillavou. It featured Christian Reggae Rock artist Dominic Balli and was very well received peaking at #2 on the iTunes reggae charts.
Benjah’s sophmore solo album is entitled “The Break Up”. The album uses a relationship metaphor to paint a picture of the Christian’s fight against the flesh. It feels like love at first sight, but when the deception of sin is revealed, a ‘Break-up’ is essential.
Benjah’s talents as an music producer, writer and engineer are balanced with his vocal stylings and lyrical abilities. The album showcases heartfelt vocals laid over powerful production. His scripture-infused lyrics inspire you to recognize deception and to hold fast to truth.