Getty duo kick off 15-city tour in US
Acclaimed modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty will bring their “Joy – An Irish Christmas Tour” to 15 cities around the U.S. this season, culminating with an already sold-out performance at Nashville’s prestigious Schermerhorn Symphony Center December 19.
The tour kicked-off November 27 at Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego and will also play to sellout crowds in Indianapolis and Kalamazoo, Michigan, in addition to stops in Washington, D.C.; Dallas; Memphis; and Oklahoma City; among other markets.
Joining the couple is their acclaimed Irish Christmas band, including noted musicians Fionan de Barra of Broadway’s “Riverdance,” Jeff Taylor (Vince Gill, The Chieftains), and Dave Cleveland (Michael W. Smith, Point of Grace).
Keith & Kristyn Getty’s debut holiday recording, Joy – An Irish Christmas (Gettymusic), a collection of modern hymns, traditional carols, reels and jigs inspired by the couple’s homeland, released last month to critical acclaim and was recently named in USA Today's "Glisten Up For Sonic Gifts" feature among "Other Notable New Holiday Releases" (November 25). Produced by Grammy Award-winner Phil Naish (Steven Curtis Chapman, Point of Grace), with orchestral arrangements by renowned composer J.A.C. Redford (Avatar, The Help), Crosswalk.com calls the recording “a fresh perspective on the theological significance of the season,” while Worship Leader magazine says, “Joy is a top pick for both personal and congregational worship.” The album's debut single, "Jesus, Joy Of The Highest Heaven (A Children's Carol)," is the most-added song on Billboard's Soft AC/Inspirational National Airplay chart, according the publication's December 10 issue.
In Christ Alone, Keith & Kristyn Getty’s 2007 stateside debut, featured the Celtic-flavored title-cut co-penned by Keith Getty and acclaimed British songwriter Stuart Townend; an instant classic that has been recorded by numerous artists and quickly taken root in churches around the globe. Awaken The Dawn, the Gettys’ 2009 follow-up, further established their modern hymns to audiences both in the U.S. and abroad. They have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, and performances at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, among other noted platforms and international tours.