The excursion will feature a full symphony orchestra under the direction of musical director and conductor David Hamilton. Plus, Grant and Smith will once again be joined by Jordan Smith, the season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice.”
The setlist for the tour will include selections from the artists’ most recent holiday albums: Grant’s Tennessee Christmas, Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas, and Jordan Smith’s ‘Tis The Season.
“I started looking forward to this year’s tour after the final encore of last year’s tour,” Smith said in a statement. “Performing with Amy and Jordan – in front of a full symphony – is about as good as it gets for me!”
“Michael, Jordan and I have been looking forward to touring together again all year!” Grant added. “We had so much fun together last year and it felt like our creative gifts complemented one another in a unique way.
“As we started to plan the show it was our goal to enhance people’s experience of the Christmas season by providing them a night of exquisite music and a message of hope. We are especially thrilled to be partnering with Balsam Hill this year and incorporating some of their beautiful pieces into our production.”
The tour kicks off Nov. 11 in Omaha, Neb., at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
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St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Mich.
Stops on the schedule include Bellco Theatre in Denver; BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.; Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.; and Theatre Of The Clouds in Portland, Ore. The tour will also head north for a gig in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 11.
Amy and Michael will be taking part in “Compassion Meet & Greet” in each city, meeting with as many as 200 people per stop who sponsor a child through Compassion International prior to the concert and via the website MeetAmyandMichael.com.