Casting Crowns Rolls To ‘Very Next’ Tour

Hallelujah! Casting Crowns is spreading its songs of praise around North America next year and the Christian band is bringing along Danny Gokey and Unspoken.

The new dates start at  in Baltimore, Feb. 16 and continue for months, ending in  in San Antonio  May 7. The routing has tons of arenas so be ready for a big crowd if you decide to go see a show.

The group is currently on tour, mostly in the regional South, until Dec. 4 in Lexington, Ky. You can see the band play Nashville’s  tonight.

Casting Crowns will be playing tunes from its new album The Very Next Thing, which was released in September. A Pollstar HotStar in 2005, Casting Crowns has become one of the biggest acts in Christian music, but frontman  has remained active in his church, still serving as the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Back in 2005, when the band was still coming up, Hall told Pollstar “Me being quasi full-time at the church, that makes everyone stop and check the schedule. They really had to adapt to that and they’ve adapted very well.” It seems they found a way to make it work.

Danny Gokey was recently honored as K-LOVE Radio’s Male Artist of the Year. In July he released La Esperanza Frente a Mi, a Spanish version of his 2014 LP Hope in Front of Me. He also dropped a Christmas album last year.

Unspoken incorporates a lot of pop influences with its Christian lyrics, and released the Follow Through album this year. The group’s single, “Christmas Everyday,” was also recently made available.

Here is the 2017 routing for the “Very Next Thing” tour:

Feb. 16 – Baltimore, Md., Royal Farms Arena
Feb. 17 – Glens Falls, N.Y., Glens Falls Civic Ctr.
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Liacouras Center
Feb. 19 – Binghamton, N.Y., Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 21 – Port Huron, Mich., McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center
Feb. 23 – Milwaukee, Wis., Milwaukee Theatre
Feb. 24 – South Barrington, Ill., Willow Creek Community Church
Feb. 25 – West Lafayette, Ind., Purdue University
March 2 – Akron, Ohio, Akron Civic Theatre
March 3 – Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
March 4 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PPG Paints Arena
March 9 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 10 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena
March 11 – Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles Coliseum
March 16 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Coliseum
March 17 – Orlando, Fla., CFE Arena
March 18 – Tampa, Fla., USF SunDome
March 23 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
March 24 – Pikeville, Ky., Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
March 30 – Richmond, Va., Richmond Coliseum
March 31 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
April 1 – Amherst, Mass., Mullins Center
April 6 – Evansville, Ind., Ford Center
April 7 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. Cellular Center
April 8 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
April 9 – Fargo, N.D., Fargodome
April 11 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
April 13 – Springfield, Mo., JQH Arena
April 14 – Carbondale, Ill., So. Illinois University
April 15 – Tupelo, Miss., BancorpSouth Arena
April 20 – Lafayette, La., Cajundome
April 21 – McAllen, Texas, McAllen Convention Center
April 22 – Belton, Texas, Bell County Expo Center
April 27 – Highland Heights, Ky., BB&T Arena
April 29 – Charleston, W.Va., Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
May 4 – Independence, Mo., Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
May 6 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 7 – San Antonio, Texas, Freeman Coliseum

Tickets go on sale in most markets Dec. 9. Visit to learn more about the band.