Andrew Peterson, one of today's most beloved Christian singer/songwriters, comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30pm with Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, a collection of songs about Jesus. Joining the tour for the first time this year is Americana/Pop Artist, Matthew Perryman Jones, who will share the stage with Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive and Andrew Osenga.
"I look forward to this tour all year-not just because of the music or the shows, but because it's a chance to spend time with some of my favorite people," says Peterson. "This tour for us is a kind of yearly family reunion, and the fact that it's all done in the name of telling this story that is at the core of who we are, makes it that much richer. And I'm so pumped that Matthew Perryman Jones is joining the roster this tour."
Peterson launched the Christmas tour in 1999 to present a musical rendition of the Christmas story and to reinforce the true meaning of the season. It was immediately embraced by fans nationwide because of the powerful performances, entertaining stories, and the sense of community between Peterson and his guest artists. The result was multiple sold-out venues and yearly return engagements. In 2004, fan support led Peterson to record the album, Behold The Lamb Of God: The True Tall Tale Of The Coming Of Christ, and the project won the 2004 Best Album of the Year, World Christian Music Editor's Award and was named by Rhapsody.com as one of the ten best Christian albums of the decade. In 2009, Peterson released a 2-disc 10th Anniversary Edition of the project that includes a remastered version of the original CD and a live recording of the Christmas concert from 2008.
Andrew Peterson's latest project, Light for the Lost Boy was one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the year, and the project has been hailed as Peterson's best album to date. The reviews have been stellar with media proclaiming the project as the best album of the year, a pioneering album, and Andrew's boldest and most imaginative work. The first single from the album, "Rest Easy," generated a video contest for fans with a $1,000 grand prize for the winners. The moving and heartfelt video is now airing online.
Peterson once again hosted the 2012 Rabbit Room Hutchmoot, an event centered on art, faith, and the telling of great stories across a range of mediums. This is the 3rd year for the annual conference and it sold out in a mere seven minutes. The keynote speaker for this year's Hutchmoot was Veggie Tales' Phil Vischer, along with labelmate Jason Gray, New York Times best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, authors N.D. Wilson and Jonathan Rogers, songwriters Eric Peters, Jill Phillips, Randall Goodgame, among others.
Tickets are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket prices: Gold Circle $47, Orchestra/Mezzanine $37, Balcony $22.