Multi-platinum, multi-GRAMMY-winning and Gospel Music Association Artist of the
Year, Michael W. Smith and multi-GRAMMY nominated, Gospel Music Association Group of the Year Third Day announced
the addition of inspired author Max Lucado as special guest on the Come Together and Worship tour slated for the month of
November (see tour dates below). The Come Together and Worship team also announces a partnership with Chevrolet as the
tour’s title sponsor along with artist-affiliated ministry partners Compassion International and World Vision.
Third Day’s Mac Powell notes, “Max is an amazing addition to this tour. He’ll bring another dimension to the evening of worship
with his inspiring words. I’m glad he’ll be out with us.”
“Max and I have been great friends for many years and have talked about doing something together for quite a while now. His
being a part of these evenings of worship will add a wonderful element of inspiration that will complete the evening. I have a deep
respect for Max and am glad to welcome him to the tour,” adds Michael W. Smith.
“I am honored and excited to be a part of this unique event. Michael W. Smith, Third Day are among the finest of God’s minstrels.
The tour has the right people. Moreover, the tour has the right purpose, worship. God being our helper, Christ will be the sole
voice of the night,” says author, pastor and speaker, Max Lucado.
“Michael has had an incredible year already. This tour, anchored in worship is specifically where his heart is. Michael’s goal,
and the goal of the team, is that this tour takes people to a place they may never have been musically or in their worship. I
know the friendships between Michael, Max and the guys in Third Day make them all look forward to their time together on the
road. But it’s the thought of what could happen eternally that really motivates this group. We are all thrilled to be partnering
for a common purpose,” notes Chaz Corzine, partner, Blanton Harrell Cooke & Corzine.
The Come Together and Worship event series is already billed as one of the top tours of the fall season. The
tour brought to fruition by Michael W. Smith and Third Day along with their management companies, Blanton
Harrell Cooke & Corzine and Creative Trust, will visit 16 major markets during the month of November. Booked
by John Huie and Jeff Gregg of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), tour venues will range from 12,000 – 22,000 seats in each market.
Taking into consideration each artists’ tour history, these events have the potential to set numerous attendance records.
Multi-platinum, multi-GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith is one of the most influential figures in
Christian music. Over his 19-year career, Smith has garnered two GRAMMY Awards (along with numerous nominations) and an
American Music Award given in the Pop category, was named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and has
garnered 34 Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year in 1999 and 2002. Smith’s career sales exceed nine million. His 2001
release Worship recently attainted RIAA platinum certification (sales of over 1 million units) and was the fastest selling album of
2001, certified Gold by the RIAA in only 14 weeks.
Third Day, three-time GRAMMY nominee and reigning Gospel Music Association Group of the Year has become known for its
support of Habitat for Humanity, raising over $170,000.00 for the organization and recently traveling to Africa to aid former
president Jimmy Carter in a house-building project with the Jimmy Carter Work Project 2002 in Durban, South Africa. Third
Day has also been recognized for its riveting live show, gracing the June 22 cover of Pollstar magazine and being named one of
the top 50 grossing tours this summer – beating out artists including Bob Dylan, Alicia Keys, No Doubt and Ozzy Osbourne in the
magazine’s mid-year tour report.
With more than 28 million books in print for both adults and children, it’s easy to see why New York Times best-selling author
Max Lucado is known as “America’s Favorite Christian Author.” His favorite titles, however, are husband, father (to three beautiful
girls), and pastor (to the same church in San Antonio, Texas for more than a decade). Lucado’s newest project, A Love Worth
Giving, released this August.
Come Together and Worship – Michael W. Smith and Third Day with Special Guest Max Lucado:
*Tour Dates Listed Below: all dates subject to change
11/1/02 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
11/2/02 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
11/3/02 Memphis, TN The Pyramid
11/4/02 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
11/7/02 Winston-Salem, NC Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum
11/8/02 Hershey, PA Giant Center
11/9/02 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
11/10/02 West Point, NY Eisenhower Hall Theatre
11/15/02 Mobile, AL The Mitchell Center
11/16/02 Houston, TX Compaq Center
11/17/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines
11/18/02 Oklahoma City, OK Cox Arena
11/20/02 St. Louis, MO Savis Center
11/21/02 Peoria, IL Civic Center
11/22/02 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
11/23/02 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills