Nashville, TENN. – Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY today announced A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour to celebrate the duo’s first Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas. The tour, which gets underway on November 12th, includes stops at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, California and will support The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army, the largest provider of social services in the country, could serve up to 155% more people this year with Christmas assistance due to the impact of COVID-19. To help Rescue Christmas, concertgoers can bring new, unwrapped toys that will be collected by representatives from the local Salvation Army and distributed to families struggling during the holiday season. Visit to learn more.
“It’s been a difficult year for so many,” said Joel Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY. “Now more than ever, we felt compelled to get out on the road in a safe and socially distanced way to spread the joy and spirit of Christmas in the best way we know – by sharing a night of music celebrating the greatest hope the world has ever known. But we didn’t want the night to end after the last car leaves the parking lot, so we chose to support The Salvation Army and their Rescue Christmas campaign – to bring toys to families unable to afford them.”
“This is a cause that’s dear to us,” added Smallbone. “We came to this country from Australia and were headed for bean burritos and gifts from the dollar shop before an act of kindness from a first-grade school class gave us a Christmas that we will never forget. They provided our family with food and toys to celebrate the holidays and for that reason we are so proud and honored to work with The Salvation Army, to share a bit of joy with others that might be facing the same fate this Christmas.”
With the current pandemic presenting unique challenges to touring musicians, A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour will see for KING & COUNTRY performing in drive-in settings across the United States, with safe, socially distanced concerts under the stars.
“We are so grateful to have the support of for KING & COUNTRY and their fans,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, National Commander of The Salvation Army. “The toys collected at their upcoming concerts will help make the holidays brighter for families and raise awareness of the unprecedented need that many are facing this holiday season.”
Fans can access the artist presale at 10am local time on October 8th by using the code DRUMMER. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 9th at 10am local time. For tickets and more information, click here.
A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour dates
11/12 – Silver Lake Sports Complex – Norco, CA
11/13 – Denio’s Market – Roseville, CA
11/14 – International Agri-Center – Tulare, CA
11/15 – Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA
11/20 – El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
11/21 – Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ
11/22 – Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ
11/28 – Globe Life Field – Arlington, TX
11/29 – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN
12/03 – Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Robstown, TX
12/04 – Reed Arena – College Station, TX
12/05 – The MET Church – Houston, TX
12/06 – H-E-B Center – Cedar Park, TX
12/10 – Joy-Lan Drive-In – Dade City, FL
12/11 – Silver Moon Drive-In – Lakeland, FL
12/12 – Ocala Drive-In – Ocala, FL
12/13 – Hertz Arena – Fort Myers, FL
12/18 – Central Florida Fair – Orlando, FL
12/19 – South Florida Fair – West Palm Beach, FL
12/20 – 5 Flags Speedway – Pensacola, FL
You can pre-save, pre-add, and pre-order A Drummer Boy Christmas, out October 30th, HERE.
About for KING & COUNTRY
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, is currently nominated for two Billboard awards and six Dove awards. Earlier this year, they debuted their single “TOGETHER” (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly) on Good Morning America. “TOGETHER,” which is about the strength of unity in the face of adversity, went on to become a multi-week No. 1 hit single. Earlier in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo hosted the critically acclaimed livestream event “TOGETHER: A Night of Hope” to over 2.5 million viewers across all social media platforms. After collaborating with renowned entertainer Dolly Parton to release a version of the duo’s 11-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows” in 2019, the duo won two 2020 GRAMMY® awards. “God Only Knows” (with Dolly Parton) won in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, and their 3rd studio album, burn the ships, won a GRAMMY® in the Contemporary Christian Music Album category. for KING & COUNTRY graced the CMA stage to perform “God Only Knows” with the incomparable Dolly Parton at the CMA awards, and they performed their unique and powerful rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” at CMA Country Christmas, receiving national critical praise for both. They have garnered seven No. 1 hits, ten Top 10 hits, six GRAMMY® nominations, three Billboard Music Award Nominations, an American Music Award nomination, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events. National television performances include Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View, CMA Awards, and CMA Country Christmas. The duo’s burn the ships | world tour has SOLD-OUT over 40 shows across the world including USA, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In total, for KING & COUNTRY has accumulated nearly 1 Billion on-demand streams.
About Curb | Word Entertainment
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.
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