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Live Nation is bringing gospel to the arena. – Today, the company announced that they will be bringing four of the most successful gospel artists of all time – Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton, collectively known as “The King’s Men” – to the same stage for the very first time with a fall tour that will run from Phoenix, AZ September 16 to Brooklyn’s brand new Barclay’s Center October 14.

The quartet can collectively boast over 100 major awards – Grammy, Dove, Soul Train, BET, NAACP, Stellar, and American Music Awards – and have sold out concerts all over the world.

“The opportunity to partner with Live Nation is a GREAT honor and responsibility,” said Franlin in a statement. “The genre of gospel music having this kind of massive marketing support is monumental, and the talent on this tour makes it a must-see event! I’m very proud of this relationship and I expect it to be a new groundbreaking platform for inspirational entertainment.”

Tickets will be available through Live Nation at beginning Friday, May 11, while Citi card members have access to a presale beginning Tuesday, May 8.

“In the Gospel world, this is like Springsteen, McCartney, Prince and Elton hitting the road together,” said Kevin Morrow, Senior Vice President of Touring at Live Nation, in a statement. “It’s going to be a once in a lifetime event for music fans.”

The King’s Men tour dates are included below.

DATE               CITY                             VENUE                                                 ON SALE DATE

Sun, Sep 16      Phoenix, AZ                  Comerica Theatre                                  Fri, May 11

Wed, Sep 19     Los Angeles, CA           Gibson Amphitheatre                             Fri, May 11

Sat, Sep 22       Concord, CA                 Sleep Train Amphitheatre                      Fri, May 11

Tue, Sep 25      Dallas, TX                     Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie Sat,    May 12

Wed, Sep 26     Houston, TX                  Reliant Arena                                         Sat, May 12

Fri, Sep 28        Atlanta, GA                   Chastain Amphitheatre                           Fri, May 11

Sun, Sep 30      Miami, FL                      AmericanAirlines Arena                         Fri, May 11

Tue, Oct 02       Tampa, FL                    USF Sun Dome                                      Fri, June 1

Thu, Oct 04       Norfolk, VA                   Constant Convocation Center                 Fri, June 8

Sat, Oct 06       Washington DC             Verizon Center                                       Fri, May 11

Sun, Oct 07       Philadelphia, PA            Liacouras Center                                   Fri, May 18

Tue, Oct 09       Cleveland, OH    Wolstein Center           Fri, May 11

Wed, Oct 10      Chicago, IL                   United Center                                         Mon, June 18

Fri, Oct 12         Detroit, MI                     Fox Theatre                                           Sat, May 19

Sun, Oct 14       Brooklyn, NY                Barclays Center                                     Sat, May 12

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