Hey guys, I saw this article about The Clark Sisters Reunion Tour, on GospelCity and had to share it with you. This is a tour not to be missed. Make sure you get to one of the tour dates, as you will surely be blessed.
The members of gospel music’s best-selling female group of all time, Detroit’s very own Clark Sisters are back together again to embark on a very special concert tour. The 25-city trek, which kicks off October 4th in Nashville, marks the first time that all four of the talented ladies have come together for a cross-country praise-and-worship celebration in 20 years. Further, this will not only be a chance for fans to experience the trailblazing group’s transcendent vocals gifts, but also for fans to join with the Clark Sisters to raise awareness for a very special cause: the battle against HIV and AIDS.
In addition to Nashville, the tour will touch down in Toledo (10/5), Milwaukee (10/6), Oklahoma City (10/9), Phoenix (10/11), Las Vegas (10/12), Hayward, CA (10/13), Seattle (10/14), Memphis (10/19), Atlanta (10/20), Birmingham (10/25), Cincinnati (10/26), Jackson, MS (10/27), Baton Rouge (10/31), Shreveport (11/1), Houston (11/2), Dallas (11/3), Austin (11/4), New York (11/12), Philadelphia (11/15), Baltimore (11/16), Greensboro (11/17) and Dayton (11/18).
“This is our chance to share the Gospel and touch the hearts of our many fans through our music ministry, a calling that never ends for us,” says the group’s Dorinda Clark-Cole, who –like sisters Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark-Chisolm, and Karen Clark-Sheard –pursued a successful solo recording career in the last two decades. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to make music together again and perform.”
The tour will coincide with the October 2nd release of the Clark Sisters‘ CD/DVD Live–One Last Time, which will now be available in a double-disc, limited gift edition. The EMI Gospel release, the group’s first in 13 years, was originally released in April and reached Number One on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. The companion DVD of Live–One Last Time also debuted at Number One on the Billboard Christian Music Video chart. The limited edition version combines the two releases, with added bonus footage.
The tour partner for the anticipated Clark Sisters’ Reunion Tour will be World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization-providing assistance to children and families in nearly 100 countries. Dawn Williams, a representative of World Vision says, “This tour will be historic and life-changing, as we partner to help children and families affected by the AIDS pandemic in Africa and other third-world countries.”
Another participating partner is Gospel Music Channel. Said GMC’s Alvin Williams: “We are pleased and honored to continue our relationship with the Clark Sisters from our Front Row Live TV special, _“Number One DVD,”_ and we get to be up-close-and personal with the ladies and their many fans. We love the ladies and their support of Gospel Music Channel.”
“We are honored to produce The Clark Sisters’ first national tour in 20 years, says Shawn Tate, President of Tate & Associates, Inc., the promoters. “They are a quintessential Gospel vocal group whose relevance has stood the test of time. They have influenced the careers of many noted artists and are a significant factor in pioneering contemporary Gospel music.”
The Clark Sisters’ years of music ministry, which includes their hits “You Brought The Sunshine” and “Is My Living In Vain“– continue to influence and inspire people all over the world. Their inspiring sounds have also sparked admiration among such contemporary stars as Mariah Carey, Yolanda Adams, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Kelly Price and Faith Evans. In June, the Gospel Hall of Fame members were honored with the President’s Merit Award at the 2007 Grammy Salute to Gospel.