During a three-week period in June, Hillsong UNITED stopped in 12 cities throughout the U.S. and performed their “Welcome Zion” tour in front of more than 80,000 fans – a record-breaking total for the Australian worship group. The fall tour kicks off November 12, 2013 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Canada and includes a stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
Playing audience favorites such as "From The Inside Out" and "With Everything" as well as popular songs from their latest studio album, “Zion,” Hillsong UNITED sold out shows in Phoenix, Dallas, Denver and Chicago, averaging almost 7,000 people each night. The group’s performance in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl welcomed more than 15,000 fans alone.
“We remain amazed at the response from our latest tour in the U.S. and how many came out to worship our Lord and Savior with us,” said Hillsong UNITED member Joel Houston. “We were excited to have performed at some pretty famous venues – but our goal remained the same – that He is made famous, and that everything we do brings people closer to God. Of course, we also had some fun along the way.”
Hillsong UNITED plans to return to the U.S. this fall for 10 additional tour stops including Boston, Atlanta and Miami as well as a stop in Canada for one show. These appearances will be highlighted at the first-ever Hillsong Conferences held in New York City on Oct. 4-5 at Radio City Music Hall, and in Los Angeles on Oct. 18-19 at the Nokia Theatre.
Hillsong Conferences are bringing people of all ages together who are passionate about the call of the Kingdom of God and have already stirred massive interest around the globe, originating in Sydney, Australia, and stopping in London before arriving in the U.S. Created to “refresh, inspire and strengthen unity amongst the diversity of the local chuch,” Hillsong Conferences will be hosted by Hillsong Church Senior Pastor Brian Houston.
For more information about Hillsong Conferences, please visit http://hillsongconference.com/usa
Releasing their first album in 1999, UNITED has toured six continents and 42 nations since 2006. The touring entity of UNITED has made a huge wave in the United States as they became the first Christian artist to ever sell out Los Angeles’ Staples Center last year. In addition to the Staples Center, UNITED has also sold out major venues in Seattle (ShoWare Center), New York (Hammerstein Ballroom), Atlanta (The Arena at Gwinnett Center), Miami (BankUnited Center), Dallas (Music Hall) and two back-to-back sold out events in Boston (Orpheum Theatre).