Newsboys’ 2017 ‘Love Riot Tour’

Newsboys will continue the “Love Riot Tour” in 2017 with more than 50 additional cities throughout the U.S. The tour includes an all-new theatrical experience: “God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals.”

Featuring an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers, “Rivals” was written and produced by John and Sarah Bolin of The Thorn and features original songs by Juan Otero (Born Again, Kings & Queens). The production answers the question “Can God really make a difference” with a story that centers around an infamous music venue “where stars are born, rivals are met and no one leaves the way they came in.”  

“With this tour, we wanted to try something brand new, something different,” lead singer Michael Tait said. “There’s something about drama, seeing scenes acted out, lived out, right in front of you, that has a different effect. We are very excited about sharing this new theatrical experience with our fans.”

The tour is named after the platinum-selling Christian band’s 18th studio album, which was released in March.

With more shows to be announced, including May dates, here’s how the schedule stands today:

Feb 2 – Milwaukee, Wis., Milwaukee Theatre
Feb. 3 – Bourbonnais, Ill., Olivet Nazarene University
Feb. 4 – Anderson, Ind., Reardon Auditorium
Feb. 9 – Syracuse, N.Y., Landmark Theatre
Feb. 10 – Reading, Pa., Santander Arena
Feb. 11 – Salisbury, Md., Wicomico Youth & Civic Ctr.
Feb. 12 – Fayetteville, N.C., Crown Theatre
Feb. 16 – Bangor, Maine, Cross Insurance Center
Feb. 17 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
Feb. 18 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza
Feb. 19 – Salem, Va., Salem Civic Center
Feb. 23 – Wichita, Kan., Central Community Church
Feb. 25 – Dodge City, Kan., United Wireless Arena
Feb. 26 – Fort Smith, Ark., Fort Smith Convention Center
March 2 – Muskegon, Mich., L.C. Walker Arena
March 3 – Columbus, Ohio, Palace Theatre
March 4 – Wheeling, W. Va., Capitol Theatre
March 5 – Flint, Mich., The Whiting
March 9 – Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 10 – Columbia, S.C., Township Auditorium
March 12 – Jacksonville, Fla., Times-Union Center For Perf. Arts
March 16 – Kansas City, Mo., 1st Baptist Church Of Raytown
March 17 – Enid, Okla., Central National Bank Center
March 19 – San Antonio, Texas, Laurie Auditorium
March 23 – Albuquerque, N.M., Kiva Auditorium
March 25 – Tucson, Ariz., Centennial Hall
March 30 – Fresno, Calif., Warnors Theatre
March 31 – Roseville, Calif., Adventure Christian Church
April 1 – Bakersfield, Calif., Valley Bible Fellowship
April 6 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center
April 7 – Kent, Wash., ShoWare Center
April 8 – Salem, Ore., The Pavilion At Oregon State Fairgrounds
April 9 – Spokane, Wash., Ind.B Performing Arts Center
April 21 – Springfield, Ill., Prairie Capital Convention Center
April 23 – Grand Forks, N.D., Chester Fritz Auditorium
April 28 – Richmond, Va., Celebration Church And Outreach
April 29 – Greenville, S.C., Timmons Arena
April 30 – Johnson City, Tenn., Freedom Hall Civic Center

Presales begin Dec. 8.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 9. Visit for more information.