Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin Announce the ‘Kingdom’ Tour Coming to Michelob ULTRA Arena Friday, July 29, 2022
Special Guests Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires to Join Across All Shows
Tickets on Sale Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com
LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2022) – GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard Music Award-winning, platinum-selling, multi-racial, multi-cultural and genre-bending collective Maverick City Music and 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and cultural icon Kirk Franklin today announced the Kingdom Tour featuring special guests Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires. At the conclusion of the Kingdom Tour, a collaboration album, Kingdom, will follow featuring Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin.
Produced by Live Nation and Undivided, the 37-city tour will make a Las Vegas stop at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, July 29, 2022.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com. Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. PT.
Members of MGM Rewards, MGM Resorts International’s reimagined loyalty rewards program, will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. PT. All pre-sales will end Thursday, March 17 at 10 p.m. PT.
ABOUT MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
Five-time GRAMMY-nominated super group Maverick City Music has been making noise since forming in 2018. Featuring a rotating group of members that include Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine, Dante Bowe, Lizzie Morgan, MJ George, Aaron Moses, Joe L Barnes and Brandon Lake, Maverick City Music brings together a diverse array of voices, drawing inspiration from soul, gospel, R&B, and indie rock. Their 2021 album Old Church Basement, in collaboration with Elevation Worship, earned the group three GRAMMY nominations across three categories including nominations for their largest single to date, “Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine),” and “Wait On You (feat. Dante Bowe & Chandler Moore.)”
Founded by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay in 2018, Maverick City Music emerged from a series of writing camps dedicated to bringing together a diverse range of artists from various genres who would normally not have the opportunity to be in a room together. The songs that emerged from these writing camps would lay the groundwork for the success of Maverick City Music. In two years, the group secured multiple Top 10 releases on the Billboard charts, garnered over 300 million streams worldwide, and sold out their first ever tour which took place in arenas across the country. The impact of Maverick City Music continues to resonate as they bring together millions of people and provide a sense of community to those who needed a place to go. In 2021 Billboard crowned Maverick City Music as the No. 2 Gospel artist of the year. Maverick City Music has earned multiple Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Dove Awards and a Billboard Music Award.
ABOUT KIRK FRANKLIN
Kirk Franklin is a 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, arranger, and producer. After over 30 years of continuous hits and tremendous success bridging Hip-Hop, Pop, and Gospel together, Franklin’s Love Theory bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and kept the position on lock for 39 weeks. The vibrant track marked the singer’s record-extending seventh No. 1 and his second start atop the chart. Love Theory also opened at No. 1 on Gospel Streaming Songs as well as Gospel Digital Song Sales charts. The album LONG LIVE LOVE and single “Love Theory” won two GRAMMYs in January 2020. Kirk continuously creates a sonic compass to everyday culture and curates a Gospel moment whenever and however he can to keep the message of the Gospel pushing forward. Known for his timeless songs and epic collaborations with artists including, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson, Wyclef John, and more, Franklin’s impact doesn’t just stop at the charts. He promotes the growth and development of young artists by hosting a summer camp, Camp Lotus, for aspiring artists and musicians. Franklin also supports various non-profit organizations including, Compassion International and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While Franklin is committed to helping his communities, he is also passionate about making sure Gospel reaches new heights and entertainment mediums. Aside from Franklin’s podcast Good Words, available on all digital platforms, his satellite radio show on Sirius XM Kirk Franklin’s Praise, and a phenomenal music show on Twitch, Franklin is the executive producer of Kingdom Business, a scripted drama for BET, and served as executive producer and music producer for the holiday film, Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas, which aired on Lifetime.
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About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Usher, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM; Santana at House of Blues; Sting, Keith Urban and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; FOREIGNER, STYX and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and The Doobie Brothers, John Legend, Shania Twain and Scorpions at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
About Michelob ULTRA Arena
The Michelob ULTRA Arena is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the venue, which was recently renovated in 2018, offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The entertainment venue is home to WNBA team, the Las Vegas Aces, the city’s first professional basketball team. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Michelob ULTRA Arena also has been home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and the Latin Billboard Music Awards.