Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith announced for Abbotsford Centre

Christmas concert on Nov. 18 also features Jordan Smith, season 9 winner of The Voice

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will perform at Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 18.

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith come to Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 with Jordan Smith, season 9 winner of the hit TV show The Voice.

The stop is part of their Christmas tour to promote Operation Christmas Child, which has distributed more than 135 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need in 150 countries.

Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal crowd-pleaser is expanding this year with additional dates on the West Coast.

Grant and Smith draw hundreds of thousands to their concerts each year, and their joint Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season.

With a vast collection of critically acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2016 Christmas tour will showcase selections from their extensive Christmas repertoires.

Smith’s latest holiday album Michael W. Smith and Friends: The Spirit of Christmas found him collaborating with Grant, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald.

Grant is currently in the studio recording music for her new Christmas album slated for an October release. The 25th anniversary rendition of her iconic Baby Baby single (featuring Tori Kelly) was recently released.

Jordan Smith will release his first-ever Christmas album coinciding with the tour. The holiday release follows his debut album Something Beautiful, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the highest ranking on the chart by any winner of a television singing competition in almost five years.

The show in Abbotsford starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the venue box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at abbotsfordcentre.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Prices range from $35 to $250 (plus fees and service charges).

 

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