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Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant coming to Holland

Multi-platinum  recording artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith have announced plans for a multi-city U.S. tour that will reunite these two iconic singer/songwriters for the first time on the road together (for a  non-holiday tour) in more than two decades. Kicking off in early  February, the “2 Friends” tour is slated to hit approximately 20 cities across the country including Holland.

The two first toured together in 1982 on Grant’s Age  to Age Tour. Her Age to Age album was exploding up the Christian music charts, thanks to hits like “El Shaddai” and “Sing Your Praise To The  Lord.” Smith toured as Grant’s keyboard player and opening act, supporting his debut release, Project, which generated instant classics  like “Great Is The Lord” and “Friends.” They toured together on and off  through the rest of that decade, culminating in the record-setting “Lead  Me On” tour.  They have continued to collaborate together musically  over the years.

“I’ve always said I wouldn't be where I am  without Amy Grant,” Smith says.

“When Amy hired me to play keyboards for  her, I never could have anticipated where it would take me. This many  years later, to get to tour together again is just awesome. When I think  about set lists and what we might do together, the question isn’t,  ‘Where do we start?’ The question is, ‘Where do we stop?’ This will be a  fun night with a lot of great memories.”

Both artists will  perform music from their vast catalog of fan favorites, along with  selections from their current chart-topping albums: Grant’s Somewhere Down The Road (March 2010), and Smith’s brand new project, Wonder (Sept. 2010).

The concert is scheduled for Thursday, February 10th at 7pm at Central Wesleyan Church. Please contact Star Tickets with any questions. Tickets are $75, $50, $38, and $28 and are on sale now through Star Tickets outlets, 1-800-585-3737 and www.startickets.com.