NewSong's 'Winter Jam' Ranked #1 By Pollstar
April 18, 2011 at 7:15 AM (PT)
The "WINTER JAM 2011 TOUR SPECTACULAR" was the #1 tour in the world for the first quarter of the year, according to POLLSTAR. The multi-artist event outpaced attendance for all other tours in the first quarter, including BON JOVI, U2, X FACTOR LIVE, LADY GAGA, BRAD PAISLEY and JUSTIN BIEBER, according to POLLSTAR’s 2011 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales “Top 100 Tours” chart.
Created and hosted by NEWSONG, "WINTER JAM" drew a record total audience of 524,239 during stops in 46 markets. Produced by PREMIER PRODUCTIONS and presented by HOLT INTERNATIONAL, the tour featured NEWSBOYS, DAVID CROWDER BAND, KUTLESS, FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI, RED, KJ-52 and guest speaker TONY NOLAN. The "PRE-JAM" party was presented by the AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY with SIDEWALK PROPHETS, CHRIS AUGUST, CHRIS SLIGH and JASON CASTRO.
“We are grateful and humbled by the response to this year’s 'WINTER JAM' that only God himself could have orchestrated,” said Tour Founder NEWSONG's EDDIE CARSWELL. “It is amazing to think that nearly 100,000 people made meaningful, life-changing decisions to follow Christ and that over 13,000 made a commitment to assist orphans through our partnership with HOLT. To truly impact lives is the reason that WINTER JAM was created 16 years ago.”
Since its formation by NEWSONG in 1995, "WINTER JAM" has featured top names in Christian music, including TOBYMAC, THIRD DAY, NEWSBOYS, STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, SKILLET and JEREMY CAMP. This year’s tour featured the most artists and performances in the event’s history. For more information, visit www.jamtour.com.