Sandi Patty’s Farewell Tour

Sandi Patty announced this week that she’ll embark on her final outing, “Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour,” in February. Plus, she has a new album set for release in 2016.

This week’s news blast refers to Patty as “the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music,” with accolades including five Grammy awards and more than 40 Dove awards. Patty has sold more than 12 million units, picking up three platinum records and five gold records. Highlights of her nearly four-decade career include singing “The Star Spangled Banner” during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, performing during three separate Presidential inaugurations, and played with symphonies across the country, including headlining the title role in “Hello, Dolly” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

“What a privilege it has been to share my story and faith through song for so many years,” Patty said. “My heart is full of gratitude for so many who have been along this journey with me. I could never have imagined my career taking me to so many amazing places and meeting so many people who have changed my life forever … My desire is to use this next season and the ‘Forever Grateful’ tour as an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to as many people as possible.”

The new album, which is also titled Forever Grateful, is due out early next year. The LP includes new songs co-written by Patty, as well as tunes co-written by Michael W. Smith, Nichole Nordeman and others.

Patty’s farewell tour will visit more than 90 cities across the globe, including holiday tour dates, special events, major symphony shows and the “Sandi Patty & Friends Cruise.” Dates are planned through spring 2017. The initial routing is scheduled February-June and includes more than 20 gigs in the U.S.

She’ll be continuing her humanitarian work by working with World Vision on this tour, which features special guest Veritas and performances from members of Patty’s family. Check out the first batch of dates below:

Feb. 11 – Lufkin, Texas, Pines Theater      
Feb. 12 – San Antonio, Texas, Trinity Baptist Church
Feb. 13 – Houston, Texas, Sagemont Baptist Church
Feb. 14 – Shreveport, La., Summer Grove Baptist Church   
Feb. 20 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line – MS Westerdam (Sandi Patty & Friends Cruise)
March 3 – Amarillo, Texas, Church At Quail Creek
March 4 – Wichita Falls, Texas, Faith Baptist Church          
March 5 – Texarkana, Texas, Perot Theatre  
March 6 – Lake Charles, La., TBA
March 7 – Poplarville, Miss., Pearl River College    
March 10 – Denver, Colo., TBA
March 11 – Omaha, Neb., TBA
March 12 – Wichita, Kan., Central Community Church       
April 7 – Raytown, Mo., First Baptist Church
April 10 – Dallas, Texas, First Baptist Church Of Dallas      
April 14 – Indian Trail, N.C., First Baptist Church  
April 16 – Durham, N.C., TBA
April 17 – Aiken, S.C., Millbrook Baptist Church    
April 21 – Memphis, Tenn., Bellevue Baptist Church           
April 22 – Hixson, Tenn., Abba’s House       
April 30 – Austin, Texas, Christian Life Church       
May 1 – Oklahoma City, OK Crossings Community Church
May 28 – Alto, N.M., Spencer Theater
May 29 – Albuquerque, N.M., Hoffmantown Church
June 9 – Shipshewana, Ind., Shipshewana Event Center      
June 18 – Hattiesburg, Miss., Main Street Baptist Church

Tickets will go on sale in November.

The Sandi Patty & Friends Cruise will sail through the Eastern Caribbean with a lineup of performers and speakers including Anita Renfroe, Sheila Walsh, Selah, Angie Smith, Travis Cottrell, Wayne Watson and Marty Grubbs.

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