To Be The Official Media Partner For Music With A Mission Tour Featuring Hawk Nelson

Presented By Compassion International, This First Annual Tour Also Features Partnerships With TOMS Shoes, Jedidiah Clothing & Attendstar Ticketing


Orange County, CA – Veteran artist managers Scott Andrews and Yogi Allgood, along with Mark Claassen (owner of Elite Talent Agency), in partnership with and Compassion International, are proud to announce the launch of the annual MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR. Scheduled to hit cities across the US in September and October, the tour will feature Grammy-nominated group Hawk Nelson, Superchic[k], and Fireflight, along with MIKESCHAIR, Manafest, Hyland, Kiros, Samestate, and, on select dates, Chasen.

The official media partner of the MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR is (NRT), the largest crowdsourced Christian Music website, and part of the FrontGate Media group. The Music With A Mission Tour web site will be fully integrated into which will also feature EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, AUDIO and INTERVIEWS from the artists and events all throughout the tour.  A fan contest will also be announced at a later date.  Interested organizations can contact FrontGate Media for additional site partnership opportunities.

The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will be an experience unlike any other. Focusing on the strength of Christian communities, the tour aims to give bigger purpose to music by providing a platform for organizations to help give to those less fortunate than themselves.

With the help and support of prominent Christian recording artists and organizations, the MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR will offer at majority of the shows admission for only $15 at the door. A select number of VIP Ticket Experiences will be sold for each date, which will give fans access to behind the scenes action, early entry, and exclusive merchandise, among other bonuses.

The MUSIC WITH A MISSION TOUR has partnered with several organizations, including Compassion International, Jedidiah Clothing and serving in support of TOMS shoes. Attendstar Ticketing will unite both fans and artists to prove that music is more than just a melody; it can have a genuine purpose.

“When we came up with the idea of this tour, we knew we’d have to partner with organizations that share the same worldview as the tour,” says Scott Andrews, one of the tour’s owners and organizers. “Compassion has really stepped up for us; we couldn’t pull this thing off without them., TOMS Shoes, Jedidiah Clothing, and all of the other tour partners are helping us in ways we didn’t originally count on. It’s as if the tour has the power of all the supporters of these organizations, which is truly amazing.”

NRT Founder Kevin McNeese commented, “Christian Music has purpose and eternal value rooted in our faith in God. It’s an honor to be able to partner on a tour whose very name shouts this truth and with artists who have dedicated their careers to ministering in music. We’re excited to see what God has in store for this tour.”

“I’m excited that this is more than ‘just another concert.’ This is a touring festival atmosphere with a purpose.  The fans will feel like they’ve not only attended the event, but experienced it as well.  Music With A Mission is a next-generation tour that will give fans a LOT of bang for the buck.” –Mark Claassen, Owner, Elite Talent Agency.

“We are thrilled that Music With A Mission is teaming up with Compassion International to bring a missional opportunity to each tour stop. Our hope is that the lives of many children who live in underdeveloped nations across the globe will be impacted and released from poverty in Jesus’ name.” Stephanie Waldrop, Artist Relations, Compassion International.

Full tour details, along with a list of dates, will be posted soon to

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