Top-selling Christian artist relauches her tour at the coliseum
Writer of ‘You Say’ welcomes back fans
Photo by Ashley Wright
September 15, 2021
Contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle is heading out on tour again, and her first stop is the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on Friday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
After being rescheduled due to the pandemic, Daigle is finally hitting the road for her headlining world tour.
Following the Fort Wayne concert, she’ll stay in the state and perform the next evening in Evansville.
Daigle’s 26-date tour begins with the Indiana shows, and wraps up on Nov. 19, in Nashville, Tenn.
According to Music Row, her new tour will feature all-new stage production, design, and plenty of Daigle’s hits. These hits include her latest No. 1 single “Hold on to Me,” the platinum-selling “Rescue,” and the four-time platinum No. 1 single “You Say,” as well as songs from her previous platinum-selling album, How Can It Be.
The Hits Keep on Coming
Three hit songs were produced from her debut album in 2015, How Can It Be. These songs include “First,” “O’ Lord,” and the Grammy-nominated “Trust in You.”
Then, in 2018, Daigle released her second platinum studio album, Look Up Child. This album earned Daigle her second Grammy Award after debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
With this album came one of Daigle’s most popular songs, “You Say.” This song was triple-platinum and was the longest-running No. 1 song to appear on any weekly Billboard chart.
The hit song marked many milestones for Daigle, such as topping Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for multiple weeks, a top five position on its Hot Adult Contemporary chart, and a top 20 position on its Top 40 Singles chart.
Along with those successes, Look Up Child also included platinum selling single “Rescue” and gold certified singles “Still Rolling Stones” and “Look Up Child.”
In August 2021, Daigle’s Look Up Child hit its 100th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, breaking the record for the most time on top of the chart in the list’s 41-year history.
In response, Daigle told Billboard in an online interview how special it is that music really can be timeless.
“Throughout the record-making process for Look Up Child, I remember saying I just wanted it to be a timeless body of work,” Daigle said. “I want it to be something that even in 20 years, 30 years, people can still pull up and listen to.”
Daigle shared with Billboard that the album’s success has taken her by surprise.
“It really blows my mind,” she said. “I would say I had desired that it would be successful, but to see how effective it has become has been really beautiful.”
From Live to Studio
As she prepared for her tour, Daigle also released the studio version of “Tremble,” which she’s only performed live before, in August 2021.
“Lately, I’ve been looking back on what an incredible ride this song has been on,” Daigle wrote in a Facebook post. “The studio release of ‘Tremble’ feels uniquely special, being that it’s been a part of our live shows for a while now, and it totally feels like setting a part of myself free into the world.”
Aside from her music, Daigle established the Price Fund in 2018, a global foundation devoted to assisting those in need through community initiatives and outreach.
The Price Fund has worked with organizations including the Ellis Marsalis Center, Young Audiences of Louisiana Charter School, Roots of Music, Kid Smart, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
Recently, the foundation has partnered with Love Does and Bob Goff. Through this partnership, they will be constructing a school in the Congo, which will serve more than 300 children in Goma, a conflict zone near the border of Rwanda.
Daigle announced on her Facebook page that in addition to the school rebuild, they are going to provide income for the teachers who are now dealing with the aftermath of a true tragedy, a volcano explosion.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to help these people — and I hope you’ll join in the work that needs to be done to provide these students with quality education, assist in character development, peace building skills, conflict resolution and leadership,” Daigle wrote in a Facebook post.
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