Top American contemporary Christian Music Band Mercy Me will be visiting South Africa for the first time in April/May next year.
The band will perform at praise and worship evenings in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, says 104Concerts, a division of Radio Tygerberg 104FM, which is bringing them to SA.
MercyMe was founded in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1994 and released six independent albums prior to signing with INO Records in 2001. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, I Can Only Imagine which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to triple platinum certification.
Since then, the group has released eight additional studio albums (six of which have been certified gold) and a greatest hits album, 10.
The group has also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with 7 of them reaching No 1. MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had many Grammy Award nominations.
On April 8 2014 the band released its eighth studio album titled Welcome to the New. MercyMe’s ninth studio album, Lifer, was released on March 31 2017.
Tickets for their SA performances can be booked on iTickets.