The Rise Out of the Dark Tour, co-headlined by Danny Gokey & Mandisa- with guests artists of Love and the Outcome and Jasmine Murray- is out on their multi city tour. We appreciate this info and review by Vinyl Theology. Its great to get a preview of the tour and learn about the set order of the artists.
Danny Gokey played with his own 5-man band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and him on vocals), that became a 7-man band later (adding a trumpet and saxophone). His vocal power that was witnessed on American Idol was on full-display and he easily handled the pop-inspired R&B songs he performed with occasional nods to Latin inspired tunes.
Cut between the various acts were various videos of Gokey and Mandisa talking about their tour, and one humorous one also featured Jasmine Murray, all 3 of which were American Idol contestants. They chose to lampoon the hit show a bit with all 3 taking on the roles of the 3 original judges. Gokey was Simon Cowell who had insults aplenty, Jasmine Murray was the ever positive Paula Abdul, and Mandisa was an outlandish Randy Jackson with hand gestures and a couple of “dawgs” thrown in for good measure.
To read the full review click HERE.
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Celebrate Christmas with Danny Gokey & Natalie Grant
It seems like the Christmas equivalent to “winning the lottery”! Will Celebrate Christmas 2017 come to your area? We’ve seen three dates already announced by itickets and ticketmaster for Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey’s holiday tour! So far Dallas, Chicago and Fort Wayne are getting their Christmas gifts from Danny and Natalie!
There is likely only 12 to 15 shows to be scheduled between Thursday, November 30th and Saturday, December 23nd. That means many fans won’t be able to see this powerful vocal duo to perform classic Christmas songs. We hope that a holiday video, CD or televised program could be available so the rest of their fans could experience it, too!
We’ll post the full tour schedule as soon as we see it! Here’s the current dates:
December 3 – Joliet, IL at Rialto Square Theatre at 102 N. Chicago Street. Tickets go on sale later 8/25/17.
December 8, Carrollton, TX at the First Baptist Church 2400 N. Josey Lane. Tickets go on sale 9/1/17.
December 15 – Ft Wayne, IN at the First Assembly of God, 1400 West Washington Center Road. Concert sponsored by Trinity Communications and WBCL-FM. Tickets already on sale HERE.
You can buy tickets for the Rise Out of the Dark Tour with Danny Gokey and Mandisa BEFORE it goes on sale to the general public with the special access code: iamgoing
The Worship in the Adirondacks is a two day Christian Music Festival at the Word of Life Ranch in rural Pottersville, New York. It was also the reunion spot for three longtime Danny Gokey fans: Maria, Anne Marie and Jan. While it had been years since we’d all been together (a Carribean Sophia’s Heart cruise?), our friendship was renewed over a Danny Gokey concert — and a good, old fashioned summertime drenching!
On Friday, June 23rd we journeyed to the little town of Pottersville in Upstate New York to attend the Worship in the Adirondacks Christian Festival. We were looking forward to seeing Jasmine Murray, Ryan Stevenson, Unspoken, Steven Curtis Chapman and our fave, Danny Gokey for the 1st day line-up.
Skies were threatening and turned into a full deluge as we had to pull off the highway to wait for better visibility. Fortunately it soon cleared and we arrived at the large, but soggy, festival area.
Continue reading “Recap: Danny Gokey at Worship in the Adirondacks”
It’s been FIVE years, but Danny Gokey is returning as the headliner for the 2017 Indiana State Fair on Sunday, August 13th!
The Chevrolet Silverado concerts are free but admission and parking fees are charged to enter the fair.
FLASHBACK: I found a video to Danny’s August 11, 2011 performance:
This video is from one of our friends and contributing photographers, Grace Fershee. It was taken at the BMI Songwriters Showcase at the Gospel Music Association’s Immerse Conference on June 13th in Nashville.
“After I asked musical director & keyboardist extraordinaire Maestro to come chill & hang out at Immerse he was then asked to jump on stage super last second to perform with Danny Gokey during the GMA Songwriter showcase accompanied by Benji Cowart… And they absolutely killed it! So great seeing these guys after volunteering all day!!”
Thanks for sharing your video, Grace! You can see some of Grace Fershee Photography that we have featured at
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This year’s K-Love Fan Awards is not being streamed or broadcast live so we can’t directly confirm yet the awards winners being announced tonight at the event venue.
NOTE: One of Danny’s managers just shared the K-LOVE’s show card announcing Danny won “Male Artist of the Year” on social media. We consider that verification! 5/29/17 a.m.
To make it entirely official, we’ve found that the winners list went up sometime today at http://www.klove.com/events/fan-awards/winners/ 🙂 5/29/17 p.m.
However — we’re hearing reports on twitter that Danny Gokey was announced this evening as the K-Love Fan Award’s 2017 Male Artist of the Year, for the second straight year! Danny also seems to have had the privilege of opening the show with his current single “The Comeback,” which must have been spectacular from his preview with a talented local cheerleading team! (see below) Continue reading “K-LOVE 2017 Male Artist of the Year — Danny Gokey”
While the Very Next Thing Tour with Casting Crowns is winding down, we love seeing the evolution of Danny Gokey on this tour. Many of us have noticed that the longer Danny has to work with a song, the more he makes it special and his own.
Photos by troywl We sincerely appreciate Troy sharing his awesome photos with us! Continue reading “Danny Gokey Videos: The Comeback & Glorious Day, Photos”