The Gaither Vocal Band Plays MN's Orpheum Theatre, 4/12; Tickets Go on Sale 12/7
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by BWW News Desk
The Gaither Vocal Band, the Grammy Award-winning powerhouse Christian music quintet, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre. Featuring an all-star lineup of voices including the renowned Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Michael English and Mark Lowry, they are touring in support of their newest CD, "Pure and Simple," released in September 2012.
The Gaither Vocal Band was founded in 1981 by bassist Bill Gaither, who has earned seven Grammy Awards, more than two dozen Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and was named Songwriter of the Century in 2000 by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Their first album, "Wings," debuted in 1988. They have since released nearly 30 other albums of soul stirring gospel music and become known for their powerhouse vocals and innovative harmonies.
Sixteen men have comprised the Gaither Vocal Band throughout their 30 year existence. Current members include Gaither, multiple Dove Award-winning lead singer Michael English, tenor Wes Hampton (a key contributor to the Gaither Vocal Band's 2008 Grammy Award-winning album "Lovin' Life"), baritone and 13 year member Mark Lowry and tenor David Phelps, who was nominated for the Gospel Music Association's 2002 Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2011, their worldwide tour included more than 50 tour dates across the United States, plus international appearances in Europe, South America and South Africa. Their 2013 tour will visit more than two dozen cities including Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
The Gaither Vocal Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls., 55403). Tickets go on sale at Noon on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 and range in price from $33.50 to $73.50 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.