Gospel Legend Kirk Franklin Coming to The Ford Center in Evansville [Video]
“For those of you that think gospel music has gone too far. You think we got too radical with our message? Well I got news for you , you ain’t heard nothin yet. And if you don’t know . . . now you know. Glory, Glory!” That’s the opening line from my favorite Kirk Franklin song ever. And, glory glory, the gospel-music legend is coming to The Ford Center in Evansville. I got an email about the show today and was immediately on YouTube pulling up the video for “Stomp.” Love this song! Check it out!
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Love, love, love it! Kirk Franklin actually charted that song on the Billboard chart. You don’t see a lot of gospel music-flavored song actually breaking onto mainstream radio, but that song did. In fact, it reached #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. And I am certain he’ll be laying that song out at The Ford Center in Evansville when he plays there in August.
Here are the full details about the show and ticket prices . . .
From the official press release:
VenuWorks of Evansville and Memorial Baptist Church are excited to welcome Kirk Franklin to Ford Center on August 31, 2013.
For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, unitingaudiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.
Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its sixth season.
To date, the trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.
Kirk Franklin is the biggest selling Contemporary Gospel artist in the history of SoundScan. His latest CD, Hello Fear, was RIAA-certified gold in February 2012 and he has 7 additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 28th at 10am (the presale starts Thursday) at all Ticketmaster locations and Charge By Phone at 800-745-3000. To purchase yours, CLICK HERE! They are $75, $50, and $35 and those prices are subject to applicable fees.