Inspired by tens of thousands of fans encouraging him after doctors told him he had three to five years to live following a terminal cancer diagnosis, Carman launched a Kickstarter campaign April 19. The campaign’s goal is to raise $200,000 for his first new album and music video in over 10 years.
Carman not only reached his goal in 25 days, but also exceeded that goal. The campaign raised over $233,000 so far. It is the second most funded music project ever on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.
With 32 days left before the campaign ends June 18, Carman fans are continuing to push closer to making this the No. 1 most funded music project on Kickstarter as they continue to donate as little as $1 up to several thousand dollars with commensurate gifts of appreciation from Carman.
The concert tour is a result of Carman being energized by people’s prayers, kind words and support of the Kickstarter campaign, and determined to not let cancer detract from doing what he does best – sharing the hope of the gospel to live audiences.
Concerts are being planned in top markets like New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Dallas, where he holds an attendance record of 71,132 in Texas Stadium (the former home of the Dallas Cowboys).
Touring from coast-to-coast, Carman will share new music alongside his hit songs and his most recent offering, “The Flag,” a compelling anthem that weaves the Pledge of Allegiance into a melodic and inspirational message of pride in America. “The Flag” concept video can be seen now at YouTube.
Carman is also extending an opportunity on Kickstarter for fans to be the first to support his tour and receive tickets before they begin going on sale to the general public July 1.
Available at Kickstarter now, and limited to 500 tickets for each city on the tour, backers who donate $100 will not only receive 2 VIP concert tickets and backstage passes to meet Carman after the concert of their choice, but will also receive the new CD at the concert, a single and video download one month before the actual street date of the upcoming album, a t-shirt, an autographed Game Changers CD and more.
See CarmanKickstarter for all the details, and here is the full list of cities/states selected for the tour:
Churches or venues wishing to host a Carman concert in these markets are encouraged to contact AttendStar at (615) 223-1973. Those interested in receiving Carman Concert Alerts can go to: http://christianconcertalerts.com/get-concert-alerts/.