Newsboys Donate Over 3,000 Free Concert Tickets To First Responders; Announce 2017 Leg Of 'Love Riot Tour'


Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-selling band Newsboys in partnership with Premier Productions has announced the 2017 extension of the "Love Riot Tour." In addition, the band donated more than 3,000 tickets to First Responders and their families in a two-day "Buy One, Give One" special offer.

"We want to start a LOVE RIOT and blessing these First Responders is a way to help change the world," said Michael Tait, lead singer for the Newsboys.

During these two days for each ticket purchased, one will be donated to a First Responder through the non-profit organization Serve & Protect.

"At a time when the law enforcement community needs encouragement, the Newsboys' tribute to the First Responder community is a beacon of hope," said Robert Michaels, CEO and founder of Serve & Protect. The non-profit organization's mission is to locate and facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals with symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome, addictions or both.

"The Love Riot Tour" kicked off last weekend and will stop in more than 50 cities nationwide. The "Buy One, Give One" initiative is one more way to give back to the community through music.

"As the tour promoter, we have the privilege of working closely with the Newsboys and seeing the heart of this band," said Robyn Klass, marketing director with Premier Productions. "We are thrilled that many First Responders and their families throughout the country will get to be a part of the 'Love Riot Tour!'" 

"Love Riot Tour" Dates:

Feb 9


Landmark Theatre
Syracuse, NY

Feb 10


Santander Arena

Reading, PA

Feb 17


Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
Salisbury, MD

Feb 12


Crown Center Theatre
Fayetteville, NC

Feb 16


Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, ME

Feb 17


Palace Theatre - Albany
Albany, NY

Feb 18


Mohegan Sun Arena
Wilkes Barre, PA

Feb 19


Salem Civic Center
Salem, VA

Feb 23


Central Community Church
Wichita, KS

Feb 24


The Oil Palace
Tyler, TX

Feb 25


United Wireless Arena
Dodge City, KS

Feb 26


Fort Smith Convention Center
Ft. Smith, AR

Mar 2


L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon, MI

Mar 3


Palace Theatre - Columbus
Columbus, OH

Mar 4


The Capitol Theatre
Wheeling, WV

Mar 5


The Whiting
Flint, MI

Mar 9


Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, MS

Mar 10


Township Auditorium
Columbia, SC

Mar 11


Christ United
Myrtle Beach, SC

Mar 12


Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts - Moran Theater
Jacksonville, FL

Mar 16


First Baptist Raytown
Kansas City, MO

Mar 17


Central National Bank Center
Enid, OK

Mar 18


Andrews County Expo
Andrews, TX

Mar 19


Laurie Auditorium - Trinity University
San Antonio, TX

Mar 23


Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM

Mar 24


El Paso County Coliseum
El Paso, TX

Mar 25


Centennial Hall - University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Mar 26


San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA

Mar 30


Warnors Theatre
Fresno, CA

Mar 31


Bayside @ Adventure 
Roseville (Sacramento), CA

Apr 1


Valley Bible Fellowship
Bakersfield, CA

Apr 6


Ford Idaho Center
Nampa, ID

Apr 7


ShoWare Center
Seattle, WA

Apr 8


The Pavilion at Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Salem, OR

Apr 9


INB Performing Arts Center
Spokane, WA

Apr 20


Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton, OH

Apr 21


Prairie Capital Convention Center
Springfield, IL

Apr 23


Chester Fritz Auditorium / University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

Apr 27


Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, TN

Apr 28


Celebration Church and Outreach Ministry
Richmond, VA

Apr 29


Timmons Arena - Furman University 
Greenville, SC

Apr 30


Freedom Hall Civic Center - 

Johnson City, TN

May 4


Von Braun Civic Center
Huntsville, AL

May 5


Pensacola Bay Center
Pensacola, FL

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