So we touched on it last night a little last night, but we’re really hoping that the great people of the Internet can help us out. With so many different avenues of communication these days, it’s hard to distinguish between what’s actual communication and what’s just adding to the noise. We certainly don’t want to be ‘noise’ to anyone, so in an effort to streamline our communication, we’re coming to the source. You people.
We want to know where you are listening. We want to know where you hear about shows that we’re playing at. Maybe it’s Social Media, The Radio, Friends, or a poster at church. Maybe it’s right here on this website. What’s the most effective way for us to communicate to you? How do we let you know about things and what avenue should we pour our resources into? Here’s what we’ve done. We’ve added a little poll to the right sidebar of the site. If you could take a second and let us know how you hear about our shows, we’d appreciate it.
Missouri. Anyone else think it was hot and windy today? Sedalia, we had a little time today to scoot around your town. Starbucks and a little shopping was perfect. Thanks for being so welcoming. Despite the humidity, you guys were AWESOME! Yes, you deserve an all caps “awesome” and an exclamation point. You were that great.
Thanks for spending your evening with us. We look forward to coming back. Here’s a picture of Mike from the meet & greet.
Sept. 7, 2010…Nashville, TN…MercyMe’s latest album The Generous Mr. Lovewell sold nearly 90k copies its first week, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and No. 1 Christian SoundScan, and has already garnered the band a No. 1 single with “All of Creation.” Throughout the summer the GRAMMY ® nominated band has brought the music from the chart-topping album to life in front of thousands at state fairs and concerts across the country. As summer comes to a close, the fair dates will lead the band into their highly anticipated fall tour Lovewell Live, with special guest Phil Wickham. The tour will kick off September 24 in Medford, OR and visit fans in 27 cities. For a list of full tour dates please see tour listing below.
On Lovewell Live the multi-platinum selling band will be performing some of their biggest hits in addition to new material from The Generous Mr. Lovewell including their new single “Beautiful,” which goes to radio September 17th and speaks of how the world says we are never good enough, yet Christ saw something beautiful in us worth dying for.
Throughout the year MercyMe has put their message to love well into action by helping those in need by serving at Rescue Missions along the west coast, helping build a home in Danville, VA, assisting in a can food drive and helpeing restore a jobless woman’s car in Las Vegas.
Believing that sharing these stories can help create a movement that literally could change the world, the band is asking fans to share their lovewell moments at www.mrlovewell.com. Here are just a few testimonies of how love is being spread around the globe:
“I have been Loved Well today. I am recovering from knee surgery, at home and alone. My colleague and friend drove 60 miles to visit and even brought lunch. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to feel your love, today through my special friend and this MercyMe Movement.”
“Today I went out to eat with my mom and daughter. The waitress was really sweet and made a point to connect with us…I was compelled to leave a tip, but not just a tip. I paid it forward by giving a $10 Wal-Mart gift card I had and made it a point to put her name on it. I hope it made her day.”
“My boss knew that I was hurting about my troubled adult son, so he shared with me his story about his adult son committing suicide. He cried, and then gave me a NIV Study Bible and told me he loved me and said God is waiting for me to ask Him for help. This has changed my life and now my younger children are interested in what is making me so happy. I am going to print some Lovewell cards and will take every chance I get to pass on the love.”
To read more inspiring testimonies please visit www.mrlovewell.com.
Lovewell Live Tour Dates (*Dates Subject to Change)
24-Sep Medford, OR Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre
25-Sep Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
26-Sep San Bernardino, CA California Theatre
2-Oct Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre*
7-Oct Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
8-Oct Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
9-Oct Naperville, IL North Central College
10-Oct Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
14-Oct New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
15-Oct Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
16-Oct Johnstown, PA War Memorial Arena
17-Oct Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
21-Oct Greenville, SC Peace Center for Performing Arts*
23-Oct Mountain Home, AR AR State University / Vada Shied Center *
24-Oct Lincoln, NE LIED Center for Performing Arts*
28-Oct Artesia, NM Artesia Auditorium*
30-Oct Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
4-Nov Paducah, KY Carson Center
5-Nov Cordova, TN Bellevue Baptist Church
6-Nov Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall
11-Nov Barre, VT Barre Municipal Auditorium
12-Nov Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
13-Nov Fredericton, NB, Canada Sunset Church
14-Nov Portland, ME Portland Civic Center
18-Nov Ocala, FL First Baptist Church Ocala
19-Nov Clearwater, FL Countryside Christian Center
20-Nov Lakeland, FL Victory Church
*Dave Barnes performs in place of Phil Wickham
The competition continues to build between the members of MercyMe and their various “teams,” as they proceed with their radio promo tour across the U.S. to premiere their new single, “All of Creation” from the band’s upcoming INO Records CD, THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL (May 4).
Bart and Barry (Team Barty) are conquering the West coast, Jim and Nathan (Team Jathan) the East Coast, and Robby and Mike (Team Mobby) the midwest and while on the road the band has been bringing their fans along for the ride through their tweets. Have you decided which team you are on?
Check out the band’s tweets below, along with a few photos/videos to see their journey thus far:
“On the air with @1041thefish in Portland. Good times! http://twitpic.com/yv74p”
(@bartmillard from KFIS The Fish in Portland, OR)
“The awesomeness of Team Barty! http://twitvid.com/F3BB7“
(@bartmillard and barrygraul from the West Coast)
“Just had a great time w/ @mynameiscorey@ the pulse radio!!! Thanks for the road snacks!!! http://twitpic.com/yxf7c “
(from @mikescheuchzer and @robbyshaffer from WHPZ in South Bend, IN)
“This the way we roll @ 8:16 am http://twitvid.com/AE1A6”
(from @mikescheuchzer from the midwest)
“Jim acting like the child he is on 106.9 The Light here in Ashville. Great to be here! http://twitpic.com/yx4ws “
(@nathancochran from WMIT in Ashville, NC )
With more details soon to be announced on THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL, the band debuted the album cover for the upcoming release today. To view please visit http://www.mercyme.org/2010/01/20/the-generous-mr-lovewell-cover%E2%80%A6part-2/.
Watch for updates throughout the week!
Well, tonight’s the last night of the tour and nothing is more fitting than to have backup dancers on the last show. The Tenth Avenue North guys, Jonny Diaz and Fee have been all been great to travel with. Thanks to everyone who came out to the show, we had a blast.
Now it’s time for some much needed family time, finishing a record and gearing up for The Roadshow 2010. We’ll see you next time.
Stay tuned for some updates on the record.