Tomlin and Jobe among Mega Tour Head to Alabama Soon
It’s almost time for the very first Mega Tour with Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Bethel Music.
The tour kicks off August 13 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and stops in Albertville on August 29, Tuscaloosa on September 1, and Orange Beach on September 2. There will be 13 stops in total at amphitheatres across the country. Other stops include Michigan, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas (two stops), North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, with the last show taking place on September 3 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida.
Traveling and singing with Jobe will be her husband, Cody Carnes, also a successful contemporary Christian artist.
“This tour is special,” Carnes said. “These worship leaders who come together have never been like this before. We love these collaborative evenings… where it’s a bunch of friends. Obviously, there will be a lot of songs that have made a big impact in the Church.
“It’s going to be such a strong night of worship.”
Bring the family
Jobe and Carnes, who co-wrote the popular worship song “The Blessing”, will travel with their 2 and 5 year old sons.
“We chose to do it as a family,” Jobe said. “And there’s so much beauty that goes beyond how uncomfortable and unglamorous it can be sometimes – (like) to be on a bus and not take a shower because they’re out of water.” But these are minor.
The couple have performed all over the world and enjoy worship experiences with those from other cultures.
“We love to see and lead people in worship and closer to the heart of God, reminding all of us in the room, ‘God is for you. He loves you. He is with you. He’s a healer. He’s a father. He’s a Savior. He’s a friend.’ It’s our favorite thing to get away from one night and be able to know that people are related to God and love God more than anything, ”Jobe said.
“I love the power of what happens when people sing songs of hope, scripture and truth about the Word of God,” she said, noting that she had started traveling with it. her parents at the age of 5 during their days singing in churches and places across the country. . “I began to realize that it actually changed an atmosphere to invite the presence of God to fill a room. I started to like it.
Carnes, who also grew up in a musical family, added, “He gives us peace; He gives us rest – peace that is beyond understanding and rest that is meaningless. We can be so rested and have peace in the midst of a chaotic world. There is a lot of hope there. “
Carnes’ father was a professional musician who encouraged him to start playing the drums at the age of two. He started playing with his father at age 10 and leading the cult of his youth group at age 15.
At first everyone went through a lot of stress and anxiety, fearing that they would not be able to make music a career, but they said if they could go back they would surrender, give their all to God and trust. .
“Everything I feel like I’m doing now is beyond what I dreamed of as a kid,” Carnes said. “And I dreamed a lot. I dreamed big. But I did some things in that first part of my life that are mind blowing to me. “
Jobe and Carnes met at a church in Dallas. At the time, Jobe was already on tour but needed to make some changes and asked Carnes if he would join his band. They quickly became best friends, but it took five years before they started dating.
They spent their first anniversary touring with Matt Redman in England, and now they’re relying on Psalm 27:14 and Matthew 11:28 to help them overcome the demands of recording, touring and raising two boys.
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