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Posted August 09, 2011

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30-City Tour Hits Venues Across the U.S. Beginning Sept. 22
In Partnership with Food for the Hungry

(NASHVILLE, Tenn) August 8, 2011 ñ Dove Award-winning band Building 429 and three-time GRAMMY nominee Leeland will join forces this fall to co-headline the 30-city ìSounds of Hopeî Tour, which will also feature emerging pop-rock band Royal Tailor. In partnership with Food for the Hungry, the tour will kick off Sept. 22, and travel across the eastern and mid-American states before wrapping in November.

The ìSounds of Hopeî Tour comes on the heels of Building 429ís fifth studio album release, Listen To The Sound (May 10), featuring the title track which became a recent No. 1 hit radio single. Leeland drops its brand new album, The Great Awakening, on Sept. 20, just as the tour hits the road and the albumís first two singles, ìI Wonderî and ìThe Great Awakening,î continue to gain momentum at radio. Royal Tailor will tour in support of its brand new national debut, Black & White (May 31), featuring the current hit single ìHold Me Together.î

ìAfter years of admiring from a distance the amazing music and ministry of Leeland we are so excited to be merging our own music and ministry with theirs,î says Building 429 lead singer Jason Roy. ìWe expect an amazing night of worship and entertainment that will ignite a passion in old fans and new. Top that off with a brand new band ready to take on the world, and you find three bands unified and touring with new purpose and a new fire. Weíre all excited about raising the bar far beyond what the fans have come to expect on the ëSounds of Hopeí Tour.î

ìI feel like this record is the beginning of a new season for us,î says Leeland Mooring. ìI can't wait to start this tour because I'm expecting to see awesome changes in peopleís lives! We're excited about partnering alongside Building 429 and Royal Tailor to create an atmosphere for the love of God.î

ìThe Great Awakening is more than a record to us, and we really feel that itís a sound that is meant to be expressed live,î adds Leeland keyboardist Jack Mooring. ìReal revival and awakening ñ thatís the message. I know Building 429 and Royal Tailor have the same hearts, so itís going to make for a powerful night, and a unified sound.î

The ìSounds of Hopeî Tour is partnering with long-time supporters, Christian humanitarian organization Food for the Hungry ( to secure sponsorships for children and families in impoverished countries around the world. See below for more information on Food for the Hungry.

About Building 429
Building 429 comprises Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass). The band is best known for its 2004 breakout hit ìGlory Defined,î which was named BMIís Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year Building 429 was also named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Associationís Dove Awards. The band has since amassed a dedicated fan following, tirelessly playing 150 live shows a year, while developing its own touring brands ìWinter Blastî and ìSummer Blast.î

Building 429 released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram, Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins, Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunesí Christian & Gospel Albums chart, while its title track peaked at No. 1 on Christian Hit Radio. For more information on Listen to the Sound, visit or

About Leeland:
Hailing from Houston, Texas, GRAMMY-nominated progressive rock act Leeland has been known to deliver songwriting beyond its years and worshipful rock so genuine it disarms the honest cynic. Often quoted as one of Christian musicís most gripping live bands, the 2006 debut Sound of Melodies, 2008ís Opposite Way and 2010ís Love Is On The Move established Leeland as a leader in the worship community and beyond. All three of their previous albums were GRAMMY nominated and drew a combined eight Dove nominations.

In February, Leeland and Jack Mooring were selected by the White House to participate in the Compassion in Action Roundtable spotlighting the innovative leadership of an emerging generation of social entrepreneurs in America. On top of non-stop touring across the U.S. and Japan, the band also partners with Christian relief organization Food for the Hungry, and has recently taken outreach trips to Africa and Asia, and attended Hillsong Churchís 2008 Conference in Australia. Leeland is: Leeland Mooring (lead vocals, guitar); Jack Mooring (keyboard, background vocals); Shelley Mooring (bass); and Mike Smith (drums).

About Royal Tailor
With a contagious blend of pop, R&B, hip hop and rock, Royal Tailor is a high-energy band and music ministry reaching out to a new generation of students suffering from symptoms of a visionless life. The four-member band - made up of Tauren (lead singer), DJ (guitar), Blake (bass) and Jarrod (drums) -- met while in school in Indianapolis and began to hone its sound while playing for churches and youth groups around the country. In just under two years, Royal Tailor has performed more than 300 shows, most recently playing at the Nashville GRAMMY Chapterís Block Party stage alongside artists including Old Crow Medicine Show and The Civil Wars. For more information on the band and its forthcoming project, visit, or follow the band on Twitter at

About Food for the Hungry
Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has boldly served and spoken out for the poor. Food for the Hungry is more than a relief and development organization; they are a tested, trusted and innovative partner who respectively walks with the poor in more than 26 countries worldwide while intentionally reflecting the love of Jesus. For more information, please visit:

Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice. Additional dates to be added.

9/22 - Paris, TX - Red River Valley Fairgrounds
9/23 - Friendswood, TX - Calvary Chapel Houston
9/24 - Victoria, TX - Faith Family Church
9/25 - Kilgore, TX - Sabine ISD High School
9/29 - Nashville, TN* - Gaylord Opryland Hotel
9/30 - Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University/Thomas Road Baptist Church

10/1 - Fayetteville, NC - Temple Baptist Church
10/7 - Shakopee, MN - Friendship Church
10/8 - Chicago, IL*- Hyatt Regency OíHare Hotel
10/9 - Sioux City, IA - Cornerstone World Outreach
10/10 - Kearney, NE - Kearney eFree Church
10/12 - Mishawaka, IN - Everest-Roher Chapel Fine Arts
10/13 - New Wilmington, PA - Will W. Orr Auditorium ñ Westminster College
10/14 - Woodstock, VA - Shenandoah County Fairgrounds
10/22 - Lucedale, MS - Lucedale City Park
10/23 - Thomasville, AL - Pineville Baptist Church
10/28 - Seekonk, MA - Faith Christian Center Church
10/29 - East Longmeadow, MA - Cornerstone Church

11/5 - Fitzgerald, GA - Arbor Baptist Church
11/6 - Dothan, AL - National Peanut Festival and Fair
11/11 - Mount Vernon, OH - Mount Vernon Nazarene University
11/12 - Elmhurst, IL - Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
11/13 - Mequon, WI - Crossroads Presbyterian Church

*Private Event

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