News Release


MMC Welcomes Hello My Name Is The Accoustic Tour to Campus

Published Date2\24\2014
Mount Marty College is preparing to welcome the "Hello My Name Is" tour to campus for a special night of music and worship in Cimpl Arena on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Four-time GRAMMY nominated and American Music Award winning artist, Matthew West, will be stopping at Laddie E. Cimpl Arena on the campus of Mount Marty College for his upcoming tour, "Hello My Name Is...The Acoustic Tour," which begins March 13 through the end of April. This exclusive tour will be an evening of acoustic songs and stories with West from his acclaimed album Into The Light.

"I started out as just a guy and a guitar in a Barnes & Noble bookstore, playing for free coffee and tips," shares West. "Over the years I have been so blessed to see God continue to expand the platform He has given me. My band and I have traveled the country, playing in churches, theaters, summer festivals, and even in arenas. While I am so thankful to see so many of my dreams come true and the shows getting bigger and bigger, I never want to forget how it all began. This is the heart behind this tour. There's something undeniably special about taking the stage in a more intimate setting. I'm a storyteller at heart, and I can't wait to spend an evening with the audience telling powerful, true stories, and singing the songs that were inspired by them."

Into The Light has produced two radio hit singles - "Forgiveness" and the record-breaking single "Hello My Name Is" that became the first single to chart for 17 weeks straight as No. 1 on the National Christian Audience radio chart. While the aforementioned single continues to chart, West has released a new single from the GRAMMY-nominated album currently at radio and charted the first week out of the gate. "Do Something" is currently charting at No. 23 on the National Christian Audience chart, No. 22 on AC Monitored and No. 18 on AC Indicator charts.

West's fifth studio album, Into The Light, was released last fall and was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Album for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The album features his most recent hit singles "Forgiveness" and "Hello My Name Is" (which was No. 1 on the National Christian radio chart for 17 weeks straight, officially breaking the record for the most weeks at No. 1), along with 10 other tracks inspired by 10,000 new letters submitted after West invited people to, once again, send him their stories. West was nominated and won his first American Music Award in 2013. West spent much of late 2012 and early 2013 on a pre-headlining stint of the No. 1 Tour in the World (first quarter), the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. He wrapped 2013 with his headlining fall 2013 tour and "The Story Tour" in December. He is currently on the "Hits Deep Tour" through February.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 26th at www.itickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324. Ticket prices are $16 if purchased in advance, $18 at the door, $12 for groups of 10 or more. For more information contact events@mtmc.edu or visit www.matthewwest.com.