As Grammy® winner and current American Music Award nominee Chris Tomlin celebrates the release of his first live DVD this week, the Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD, he’s also celebrating more sell out shows across the U.S.
Following suit with numerous sold out performances during the spring leg of the “Burning Lights Tour,” the 22 city fall leg has just begun and has already sold out venues in New York and Chicago (his second in the Big Apple and Windy City this year), in addition to Columbus, Grand Rapids and Little Rock so far. The tour once again features friend and pastor of Passion City Church/Communicator/Passion founder, Louie Giglio.
The Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition CD & DVD includes the Burning Lights CD, which made history earlier this year as only the fourth Christian music album to debut at the No. 1 spot atop the Billboard 200, as well as a DVD of Tomlin’s performance before an enthusiastic crowd at Denver’s famous Red Rocks Amphitheater.
The two-disc combo debuts to much critical acclaim, with outlets like Relevant calling Tomlin “America’s most prolific worship leader,” while CCM magazine remarks that the DVD “captures that fervor and passion the way no studio recording can. The viewer doesn’t just get to see the doors of the throne room flung open; they get to enter in.”
JesusFreakHideOut.com adds that it “succeeds in matching soaring tunes with the red cliffs and iconic vistas of the amphitheatre,” while LouderThanTheMusic.com and lauds it as “…one of the most incredible live worship concert recordings ever made.”
Recently, Billboard.com debuted the first live music video, “Our God,” from the DVD, with CNN.com premiering the energetic live music video for “God’s Great Dance Floor.” This week Worship Leader featured the videos on their website as well, encouraging readers to catch a sneak peek in their weekly e –newsletter.