Fans Will Determine Set Lists In Real Time for Livestream Concert
Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announce changes to “The Chosen Tour,” continuing to break new ground with first-of-its-kind technology and out-of-the-box creativity. This livestream concert experience, which starts on 11/5, will be available regionally across the country, allowing more fans in more cities to participate in the concert experience based upon the region of the country where they live. Fans will also have the rare opportunity to determine the band’s set list in real time for each show, ensuring every performance is completely unique. Although each concert will broadcast to a different region of the country with a different set of fans each night, Sidewalk Prophets will perform every show live from their venue in Nashville.
With “The Great Big Family” in mind, the group debuted their innovative livestream platform earlier this year when COVID-19 pressed pause on live events and large gatherings. Named for the band’s current single which is gaining momentum at Christian radio, “The Chosen Tour” follows the extraordinary success of Sidewalk Prophets’ first livestream concert run, “The Virtual Album Experience,” which took their latest album, The Things That Got Us Here, directly to more than 25,000 viewers in 32 cities.
“We’re really excited about these new regional livestream dates because it allows so many more people to attend the show. We miss getting to play live shows, but at the same time, we have really been enjoying this season of connecting with fans in unique and creative ways,” shares Sidewalk Prophets front man Dave Frey. “The most fun part of the whole experience is letting the audience pick our set list in real time. It keeps us on our toes, and each night is completely different from the next. It’s a lot of fun for the fans, and it’s a lot of fun for us!” Frey adds.
Another exciting update to “The Chosen Tour” is that tickets are free or pay-what-you-can. During this unprecedented time, Sidewalk Prophets is committed to spreading joy through music, regardless of fans having the inability to purchase a full-price ticket. Only one ticket is needed per household, and fans have premium ticket options, which include the livestream, a VIP pre-show party ($34.99), and a live shout-out during the concert ($24.99).
“The Chosen Tour” Dates:
*All dates and cities subject to change.
About Sidewalk Prophets:
With a career spanning three major label studio releases—These Simple Truths (2009), Live Like That (2012) and Something Different (2015), plus 2013’s celebrated holiday offering, Merry Christmas To You—and multiple hits, including Gold-certified “The Words I Would Say,” “You Love Me Anyway” and “Live Like That,” among others, Sidewalk Prophets remains a mainstay at Christian radio. The Dove Award-winning band has amassed more than 204 million career on-demand streams and sold more than 875,000 in equivalent album sales, and 1.86 million digital tracks. In addition, the group has garnered five No. 1 songs, nine Top 5 radio singles and more than 47 million views on YouTube. The band originally formed at Indiana’s Anderson University, and since signing with Curb | Word Entertainment, they’ve been nominated for a Billboard Music Award, multiple K-LOVE Fan Awards and four Dove Awards, taking home the New Artist of the Year Dove in 2010. Over the course of their career, they’ve played for more than 2.5 million fans, and counting. Known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, Sidewalk Prophets’ most recent tours have morphed into interactive experiences for their fans, whom they affectionately call “The Great Big Family.” The band hosted the first free public concert in Ryman history on July 9, 2020, previewing new music from their highly-anticipated album, The Things That Got Us Here, available now (July 3, 2020).
About Curb | Word Entertainment:
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.