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MercyMe Debuts at No.4 on Billboard 200 with 'Welcome to the New"

MercyMe earns two Grammy nods

For GRAMMY® and American Music Award winners MercyMe, the eighth time looks to be the charm as the 6.5 million+ selling band’s latest, Welcome to the New nabs the hightest debut of the week landing at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart. The album peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes® Overall Albums Chart and No. 1 on its Christian Albums Chart.

Mercy Me debuts highFollowing two weeks of promotional appearances across the country, MercyMe is set to perform their top 5 hit single “Shake” on NBC’s The Today Show April 22. The “Shake” music video has had nearly 2 million views on several video platforms. Fans of the band have been using the hashtag #MMShake to share their own videos and responses via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Starting April 24, MercyMe will kickoff their headlining “Welcome To The New Tour” featuring Jamie Grace and Citizen Way. The tour will make 15 stops in select cities across the country through May 17. Tour details are below. For more information, visit
www.mercyme.org.

“Welcome To The New Tour” Dates

4/24/14 – Tuscaloosa Amphetheater – Tuscaloosa, AL
4/25/14 – Hirsch Memorial Coliseum – Shreveport, LA
4/26/14 – Nutty Jerry’s – Winnie, TX
4/27/14 – Taylor County Expo Center – Abilene, TX
4/30/14 – Crossings Community Church – Oklahoma City, OK
5/1/14 – Curry Country Event Center – Clovis, NM
5/2/14 – Andrews County Expo – Andrews, TX
5/3/14 – Bell Country Expo Center – Belton, TX
5/8/14 – Gateway Ministries – Williamsport, MD
5/9/14 – The Clay Center – Charleston, WV
5/10/14 – Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, TN
5/15/14 – Grace Baptist Church – Brunswick, OH
5/16/14 – World Outreach Church – Murfreesboro, TN
5/17/14 – Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts – Franklin, NC

Sarah Hearn
the authorSarah Hearn
Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. The site was founded in 2013 to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. The site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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