Recap: Ellen at the Hits Deep Tour with Danny Gokey

Hits Deep Tour with Danny Gokey by EllenDanny Gokey on the TobyMac Deep Hits Tour in Portland, OR

Well, first of all, I managed to score seats in the second row, thanks to the diligence of Jan and Danny Gokey News! The site let me know exactly when the tickets went on sale. I’m kinda of a Luddite, though, and I scramble to complete the transaction before the clock runs out. I swear I clicked to get the prepaid parking, but it didn’t go through. So that led to a saga. I’d had a rough week at work the previous week, so when February 17th dawned, I was tired and cranky. And yes, the parking situation turned out to be the nightmare that I feared. But on to more interesting things . . .

Going through the security line, I wished I had brought my good camera. The security person barely looked at my camera. We did have to go through metal detectors. It’s sad but that’s the world we live in. I’d rather everyone be safe. I also got wanded, although I’m not sure why.

As I think Jan noted previously, the setup, aside from the main stage, involved a strip of stage that extended into the audience area on the floor, about to the middle of the arena. I was sitting on the floor, row two, about the middle of the section that was left of center. I really did appreciate that they left sufficient space between rows so that no one felt crowded. It made up a little for the fact that the rows on the floor aren’t elevated, but for someone as vertically-challenged as I am, it wasn’t much help. Toby wasn’t kidding about the “hits,” because I recognized most of the songs — even songs by Finding Favour and Ryan Stevenson, with whom I am not that familiar. Aaron Cole kicked things off on the strip stage mid-venue. And (I hope I’m not mixing this up) Finding Favour was next on the main stage, then Ryan Stevenson appeared on the strip stage. (I do remember Ryan singing “Gospel” on the strip stage. Interesting factoid: Ryan is originally from Oregon. He’s also a former paramedic.)

Next up was Mandisa. I can’t say enough good things about this warm, engaging woman. She has a real charisma and presence about her. And she sure knows how to dance up a storm! It’s very clear that she means everything she sings. Highlights were her hit “Overcomer,” and, for me personally, “Bleed the Same,” a song that really strikes an Continue reading “Recap: Ellen at the Hits Deep Tour with Danny Gokey”

Join Danny Gokey on 2019 K-LOVE Cruise

The K-Love Cruise –The beautiful Caribbean teamed with some of the BEST of Christian music: Newsboys, Crowder, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Mac Powell,  Big Daddy Weave, Building 429, Zach Williams and more!

Danny Gokey to perform on 2019 Klove Cruise

In 2019 the K-LOVE CRUISE boards the Royal Caribbeans’ Mariner of the Seas® with the following itinerary.

The Itinerary

1/25/19 – Miami depart 4:30 pm
1/26/19 – Belize arrive 9:00 am – depart 5:00 pm
1/27/19 – Day at Sea
1/28/19 – Cozumel arrive 9:00 am – depart 11:00 pm
1/29/19 – Day at Sea
1/30/19 – Miami arrive 7:00 am

For more information check out this LINK

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Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey & Crowder meet fans on the cruise.

Our thanks to Kurt Heinecke of KH Studios for the use of his 2018 Cruise photos!

Danny first joined the K-LOVE cruise in 2016.  This is still one of our favorite versions of the song, “Nothing But the Blood”

American Idol Parody With Our Faves!

Mandisa, Jasmine Murray and Danny Gokey AI Parody

On their “Rise Out of the Dark Tour” there are THREE American Idol alumni! In this short parody we have our favorites becoming the judges as Mandisa portrays Randy Jackson, Jasmine Murray is Paula Abdul and Danny Gokey plays against character as Simon Cowell — or is Danny really this mean, LOL!  We love how much Mandisa and Danny get into their roles and accents — and Jasmine?  She’s appropriately sweet as Paula.

Enjoy this short clip from the tour!

Videos: Missing Danny Gokey on the Rise Out of the Dark Tour? We got ya’!

Danny Gokey performing with his band - jansWe know that 30 cities is just not enough for Danny’s fans to conveniently catch the “Rise Out of the Dark Tour”!  So, for all of you that can’t make it, we have videos from three fans that generously shared their concert experience!  And if you are lucky enough to get to this concert, previewing (or reliving it) will help you get ready!  More videos are available for other artists on this tour from their YouTube channels.

From Asian.Lone.star in Shreveport, LA

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1st Tidbits of The Rise Out of the Dark Tour -By Jan

I made it to the North Charleston stop of the Rise Out of the Dark Tour and here are my first tidbits!

I didn’t get to ask a question at the Q&A… but I did get lots of photos and short videos. We will see how much turns out!
Here is installment #1:

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Tours, tours, tours – for Danny Gokey Fans!

Danny Gokey performing in Wausau photo by TroyWLTHREE separate tours are now available for Danny’s fans to see him in concert!

Over 70 events on our calendar within the next six months?  The riches we Danny fans have before us! Will Danny be coming near you at least one of these tours?

(We do understand that their are no Northeast dates in these three tours.  hopefully that will be corrected in Spring 2018?)

1.)  Rise Out of the Dark Tour  — Danny & Mandisa

2.) Celebrate Christmas  – Natalie Grant & Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant 2nd Annual Christmas Tour

Danny and Natalie Grant head out on November 30 for 10 confirmed and potentially two more dates for their 2nd annual Christmas tour!  We are praying for a complete recovery as Natalie heads to thyroid surgery prior to the tour.

Danny Gokey at Celebrate Christmas photo by Tiffany Qualls

3.) Hits Deep Tour- TobyMac, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson, Finding Favor

29 more cities with Mandisa, but this time the tour is headlined by superstar, TobyMac. We have updated the dannygokeynews.calendar so all the tours are posted.

We are so glad Danny has that big tour bus.  He’s going to need it in order to spend time with his family as he crosses from coast to coast on these scheduled concert dates!  (Lead photo thanks to  TroyWL)