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Christian artist to play sold-out show at Embassy

After many postponements, TobyMac ready for stage


Brandon Jordan

Web Developer & Distribution Director

Published November 3, 2021

After more than one rescheduled concert, TobyMac fans will finally see the Christian hip hop artist take the stage at Embassy Theatre on November 14.

“This show has been rescheduled multiple times,” said Embassy Chief Marketing Officer Carly Myers, “not just due to the pandemic, but the show was originally rescheduled because he had a loss in his immediate family. And I know that his fanbase is very eager to support him over everything that has happened over the past two years.”

First Post-pandemic Sold-out Show

Myers also said that fans can expect an energetic performance.

“He’s got a very, very loyal fanbase, and it’s a very energizing, uplifting, kind of poignant show. If you go online and check out anything he does, it is an event and it has a certain kind of high-energy vibe to it.”

“I think that people will walk away feeling incredibly uplifted from that show,” she added. “He just released a new single, and there’s a lot of people talking about that. And the shows that he’s been doing lately have been very well-received, so I think that people are in for a heck of a night.”

Myers also pointed out that this performance marks the first time that a show at the Embassy Theatre has sold out since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she expects that this will be the start of a trend for future shows.

Triumph and Tragedy

In 2015, TobyMac won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, which followed six other Grammy wins that began in 1993 with his album, Free At Last.

A husband and father of five, 57-year-old TobyMac also boasts six Gold Records for his music, as well as several Billboard and GMA Dove awards.

He released his latest album, The Elements, in 2018.

On his website, he discusses the single “I just need U,” one of the tracks on his 2018 album.

“I knew it was something fresh for me from a lyrical standpoint,” he said. “I knew it was intriguing and said exactly what I wanted to say. There’s depth and maturity to it. At some point, you have to look up and say, ‘If I’m not offering people some wisdom from the journey that I’ve been on, then I might as well hang up the cleats.’ It’s my responsibility to offer people wisdom from the road I’ve traveled. That’s what I’m supposed to do.”

According to the site, TobyMac called “Scars” the “closest song to me on the record.”

“I had a few people in mind when I wrote it, but subconsciously I started focusing on my first-born son.”

That son, Truett, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2019.

Previous to his solo career TobyMac, whose real name is Toby McKeehan, was part of the Christian rock and rap trio DC Talk.

While the trio has been on an indefinite hiatus since the early 2000s, they have reunited for several concerts since then.

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