Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The City Harmonic Embarks on HELLOSOMEBODY Tour and Readies For First Full-Length Release!

Here are some super exciting updates from one of my favorite bands -- The City Harmonic! As the popularity of "Manifesto" continues to rise on radio, the band prepares to hit the road on the HELLOSOMEBODY Tour, and release a full-length this full! Check out the official press release for the info!

The City Harmonic is about “getting people in on the act—hearts pounding and feet moving.” The band, consisting of front man Elias Dummer, bassist Eric Fusilier, guitarist Aaron Powell and drummer Josh Vanderlaan, joins Aaron Gillespie to co-headline the HELLOSOMEBODY Tour that launches Sept. 22 in Phoenix, AZ and hits 12 cities before wrapping up in Rockford, IL Oct. 16.  Featuring special guest Ben Pirtle, founder of HELLOSOMEBODY (, as well as Jake Hamilton (Sept. 21-30) and AJ Cheek (Oct. 1-16), the tour is being sponsored by HELLOSOMEBODY in an effort to continue feeding the hungry around the world (see full tour itinerary below).

With the band’s name partly derived from the sense that in communal worship we catch a fleeting glimpse of the world that we pine for, The City Harmonic isn’t as interested in finding fans as they are looking for participants in the journey.

“We want this tour to help people see their stories lining up with God’s story for them and the world. Worship ought to feel like that – some unveiling of something bigger than ourselves,” says The City Harmonic’s front man Elias Dummer. “If we can somehow spark in people a dream, something they just can’t shake, then that will inspire them to sing like every word matters, to live like every day matters, and having tasted heaven they’ll get on with helping this world feel more like home. This tour promises to be a creative night of worship, and all for a great cause.”

“This is a different night, it isn’t a concert, it isn’t a popularity contest. This night is about Jesus and worshipping Him out loud and for real,” shares Aaron Gillespie. “Bring everyone you know, we are being sponsored by HELLOSOMEBODY, and we are gonna be feeding needy kids through their incredible merchandise. Come hang!”

Almost immediately following the tour, The City Harmonic will release its first full-length album Oct. 18 (yet to be titled).  Bucking the trend of many full-length recordings that follow EP debuts, The City Harmonic’s new album will be all new music.  The band’s hit EP, Introducing The City Harmonic, that sparked the considerable radio hit, “Manifesto,” will remain a stand-alone offering.  The new album will continue the journey of songs and stories that tell of hope, unity and seeking a greater kingdom.

With a new radio single from the upcoming album set to launch in late August, The City Harmonic’s “Manifesto,” continues to gather fans.  Most recently garnering a recommendation from Chicago Bulls star player Klayton Korver on his twitter page, the song has also served as the theme music for a National Day of Prayer promotional campaign, been heard at Major League Baseball stadiums and spent many months on the Billboard National Audience chart.  “Manifesto” has also sold over 71,000 digital singles so far, making it the 12th best selling digital single of 2011 on the SoundScan Top Current digital singles year-to-date chart, while more than 786,000 people have viewed the video at

Powerfully delivering the hit single on main stages across the US, The City Harmonic has inspired and unified thousands of festival goers to loudly respond to the pulse and message of the music.  Having already been enthusiastically received at Ichthus Festival, Big Ticket Festival, Alive Festival, Sonshine Music Festival and Creation Northwest, the band’s upcoming events include Ignite Festival (July 29), Kingdom Bound (August 1), Soulfest (August 3-6) and others. See full itinerary below:

July 26, 2011
Mile High Calvary
Highlands Ranch, CO

July 27, 2011
Steven’s County Fairgrounds
Hugoton, KS

July 29, 2011
Ignite Festival 2011
Zion, IL

July 31, 2011
Word of Life Ministries
Greensburg, PA

August 1, 2011
Kingdom Bound (Darien Lake)
Corfu, NY

August 3- 6, 2011
Soulfest 2011, Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gilford, NH

August 11, 2011
Snohomish Community Church
Snohomish, WA

September 1, 2011
Free Chapel
Irvine, CA

September 3, 2011
Visalia Fox Theatre
Visalia, CA

September 4, 2011
Joshua Fest , Amador County Fairgrounds
Plymouth, CA

September 9, 2011
Ignite Festival Farm
Meadville, PA

September 15, 2011
Redeemer University College
Ancaster, ON

September 16, 2011
UMEI Christian High School
Leamington, ON

September 22, 2011
Pure Heart Christian Fellowship
Glendale, AZ

September 23, 2011
Valley Bible Fellowship
Las Vegas, NV

September 24, 2011
Ontario, CA

September 25, 2011
Golden State Theatre
Monterey, CA

September 28, 2011
Ross Ragland Theater
Klamath Falls, OR

September 29, 2011
Calvary Chapel
Lake Stevens, WA

September 30, 2011
Muskoka Woods Camp
Rosseau, ON

October 5, 2011
Community of Hope Church
Casper, WY

October 6, 2011
Mission Hills Church
Littleton, CO

October 8, 2011
Grace University
Omaha, NE

October 9, 2011
Cross Points Church
Shawnee Mission, KS

October 11, 2011
Family Life Church
Amarillo, TX

October 16, 2011
Faith Center
Rockford, IL

November 11, 2011
Willoughby Hills Friends Church
Willoughby Hills, OH

November 18, 2011
National Missions Conference
Atlanta, GA

More information on The City Harmonic and the band’s touring can be found at:

HELLOSOMEBODY is a non-profit brand that exists to impact and change the world through love, passion and creativity. Its purpose is simple: feed the hungry around the globe. HELLOSOMEBODY’s first action to end hunger provided 50,000 meals to homeless and desperate Haitians. In its inaugural year, HELLOSOMEBODY provided food for over one million starving people.

About Kingsway:
Tracing its music heritage to 1969, Kingsway today is known as a leader in Worship Music. As the creator of Thank You Music, and later in partnership with EMI, its catalogue includes songs such as “Here I Am to Worship,” “In Christ Alone,” “Everlasting God” and “Blessed Be Your Name” to name a few.

Kingsway’s songs are sung in more than 300,000 churches worldwide accounting for over 30% of CCLI’s (Church Copyright Licensing International) bestseller list. With writers and artists like Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Delirious?, Graham Kendrick and Stuart Townend, Kingsway is dedicated to feeding the Church with songs that will change the world. As the music arm of David C Cook, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, CO, a significant portion of the profits that Kingsway and David C Cook generate are used to provide discipleship and music materials free of charge to church leaders in developing parts of the world who wouldn’t be able to get them any other way.


  1. Yay! I can't wait for the new TCH album to come out!!! And I see they are making their way to NY again... I wonder if we will be able to see them at Kingdom Bound? That would be a dream come true! :)

  2. I'm stoked about new TCH music as well! :) As far as Kingdom Bound, I don't think I will be able to make it this year. :( I sure would love to plan on going next year, though!!


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