JOHN MARK MCMILLAN ANNOUNCES HIS “ARE WE ALL ANIMALS TOUR” KICKING OFF 3/29 IN ORLANDO McMillan’s Brand New LP Borderland Available March 4
John Mark McMillan has announced the dates to his upcoming “Are We All Animals Tour” this spring, which kicks off March 29 in Orlando, FL. McMillan will be promoting his fourth album, Borderland, which will be available March 4 (Lionhawk Records).
Additionally, singer/songwriter Brady Toops will open shows at select dates in the southeast. “Are We All Animals Tour” dates are listed below and more dates are being added at press time. An updated list of tour dates will be available at johnmarkmcmillan.com/tour.
Are We All Animals Tour dates*:
03/29 – Orlando, FL
04/02 – Tallahassee, FL
04/03 – Pensacola, FL
04/04 – Monroe, GA
04/05 – Rainbow City, AL
04/08 – Nashville, TN
04/10 – Knoxville, TN
05/07 – Richmond, VA
05/08 – Vienna, VA
05/09 – Manheim, PA
05/10 – New York City, NY
*More dates to be added. All tour dates subject to change.
“Borderland speaks to the idea of the ‘place between places,’” says McMillan, “which is where I feel I’ve been living as a person, as an artist, and as a believer for a couple of years. While few things describe the Christian experience more than the ‘place between places,’ it is also a concept everyone can relate to. We all walk lines between work and family, love and responsibility, art and commerce, passion and business and so on. Many of these songs are my commentary from a life between the crevices and on the verge.”
Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan has just released his first single, “Future / Past” from his upcoming independent release, Borderland, at iTunes. John Mark’s fourth studio album will release on March 4, 2014. Just hours after releasing, “Future / Past” jumped to No. 2 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Song chart. Click here to purchase this single.
Supporting today’s single release, John Mark’s live performance music video for the song is also exclusively debuting at RELEVANT TV. Click here to watch.
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