GRAMMY® nominee, Dove Award winner, and American Idol Finalist Danny Gokey is gearing up for his first-ever headline tour with this fall’s The Hope Encounter Tour. Featuring GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells and breakout artist Riley Clemmons, the tour will come to the Evansville’s Old National Events Plaza on November 3.
Tickets for the “Hope Encounter Tour” can be purchased via DannyGokey.com.
“It’s been a dream of mine since American Idol to headline my own major tour,” says Gokey. “That platform opened my eyes to the power of mixing hope with entertainment. Hearing a message of hope at just the right time can truly make an impact in someone’s life.”
As a part of the tour, fans across the country are invited participate in the “Better Than I Found It” campaign and to nominate members of their local community that are bringing hope and making a difference in their regions to be recognized for their work and contributions to the local region during the concert.
Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol. His first album, “My Best Days”, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Since then, the Wisconsin native has celebrated a series of #1 album debuts, including his first award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as singles including the recently Gold-certified “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Hope In Front of Me.”
His latest album ”Rise” reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and garnered his first GRAMMY® nomination.
Tauren Wells, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, debuted Hills and Valleys — his first full-length solo project — in July 2017, just prior to hitting arenas on the Lionel Richie/Mariah Carey 22-city “All the Hits Tour.” The album’s title track was one of the most streamed Christian songs of 2017, according to Spotify, and currently registers over 50 million total streams.
Riley Clemmons is an 18-year-old, Nashville-based singer/songwriter signed to Capitol Christian Music Group. Her debut single, “Broken Prayers,” skyrocketed at radio upon its release in early 2018 and the music video earned over a million views on YouTube in less than two months. The single has now crossed over ten million global streams.