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

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

“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

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