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WORD Entertainment and World Vision partner with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for The Bible Tour

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Nashville, TN (November 22, 2013) — Word Entertainment and World Vision are partnering with producer and actress Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel,” “The Bible”) and producer Mark Burnett (“The Voice,” “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “Shark Tank,” “The Bible”) for “The Bible Tour.” The two-hour live event will bring the epic miniseries “The Bible” and the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film “Son of God” to life in sight and sound with immersive video and stunning visual effects paired with music by award-winning musical artists Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray. “The Bible Tour” is slated to commence on March 20, 2014, at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, and runs 16 dates through April 13.

“We have been working with Word and Rod Riley [President & CEO, Word Entertainment] since the beginning of ‘The Bible’ series and were fortunate that they released an ‘Inspired By’ album,” said Burnett. “We came to Nashville and got to know the artists and felt the images with the music worked so well together. When the idea of a tour came about, which would take the incredible visuals and film footage and allow them to be on screens with incredible live Christian music, we immediately realized the vision and signed on. We knew it would be an incredible experience for people.” “What we are wishing to gather here is a great emotional experience for people,” added Downey. “We hope that people will come out with their friends and family and really absorb themselves in this combination of stunning images and music and have an entire few hours to feel like they immersed themselves in a pool of love.”

“The Bible Tour” Schedule:

  March 20 – Lake Forest, CA
March 21 – Phoenix, AZ
March 22 – Albuquerque, NM
March 23 – Denver, CO
March 27 – Houston, TX
March 28 – Dallas, TX
March 29 – Tulsa, OK
March 30 – Kansas City, MO
    April 3 – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Grand Rapids, MI
April 5 – Columbus, OH
April 6 – Nashville, TN
April 10 – Lakeland, FL
April 11 – Atlanta, GA
April 12 – Charlotte, NC
April 13 – Baltimore, MD

 
In March, Downey and Burnett brought the epic 10-hour mini-series “The Bible” to television audiences on History with their company LightWorkers Media. It became the top entertainment telecast of the year, received three Emmy® Award nominations and has been viewed by over 100 million people to date. On March 12, Word Entertainment partnered with Burnett and Downey to release the musical companion to the series, “The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini-Series.” In realizing the incredible impact of the stunning images together with the emotional powerful music, Burnett, Downey and Word Entertainment are joining forces once again to make the epic scenes and music from “The Bible” and “Son of God” to life with in sight and sound through “The Bible Tour” to audiences across the nation in the month leading up to Easter.

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About LightWorkers Media:
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey and her award winning husband producer Mark Burnett launched LightWorkers Media in 2011 with the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion "Little Angels Storybook Bible." LightWorkers Media produced the ten-hour hit miniseries THE BIBLE which was seen in the USA by 100 million people, was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally they are producing the series "AD," a sequel to The Bible series for NBC and they recently acquired Alice Hoffman's award winning novel The Dovekeepers. LightWorkers Media is dedicated to shining a light and bringing uplifting content to people of all ages.

About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/press or follow us on Twitter @WorldVisionNews.

About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, NEEDTOBREATHE, Point Of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets, Skillet, Switchfoot and We As Human and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Music Publications & Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.