Updates on their first tour and a personal note from the girls Catching up with ZOEgirl on their first major tour…
The girls have had an amazine three months:
*Sold over 50k copies of their debut release since it’s street date on August 15th
*Selling 5k CDs/week, holding firm in the top 20 on the Soundscan charts
*Garnered a top 4 AC radio hit with “I Believe,” new single “Anything Is Possible” is hitbound on CHR, and be listening
for the new AC single, “Living For You”
*Spent the summer on tour with Clay Crosse and Nichole Nordeman
*Already reaching a milestone in their career as Carman’s first-ever opening act, and performing in front of more people each night than any other new Christian artist, on the biggest CCM tour of 2000.
The Carman tour couldn’t be going better for ZOEgirl: full arenas every night, tons of CD sales a night, and even embarrassing moments. Here’s a little story from the tour as told by the girls:
The tour has been incredible. It blows us away every night to be up
there ministering to so many people at the same time. We are getting a great
response from the crowd and the alter calls have been flooded every night.
We’ve really been having a great time.
We’ve much improved since our last tour. We no longer drop our battery
packs in the toilet, lock our microphones in the bathroom, or forget our
hometown when interviewed, but we have had a few funny moments so far in this tour.
We had one major disaster night……so far. We’re calling it the
“Blooper Night”. It started off great until Kristin’s monitors became
unplugged. She was right in the middle of setting up the next song while
Alisa was frantically trying to plug her back in. We recovered nicely and
Alisa went on to set up “One Reason” beautifully. About 30 seconds into the
song, the track decided to stop playing, leaving us freestyling in the spotlight.
After recovering from THAT, Alisa and Chrissy turned around and ran
right into the curtain that hangs on the stage for a beautiful ending to the
night. It was definitely not one of our better nights, but God saw us through as always.
We’re looking forward to the rest of the tour. We know there will be many
more bloopers to laugh about in the future. For now (praise God) that’s all we’ve got.
Alisa, Kristin and Chrissy