PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. â€“ (September 28, 2010) â€“ Freedom, one of the most exciting new names in Christian music, are set to embark on their first West Coast tour. Starting this weekend on October 1, 2010, Freedom will begin their 11-day tour of the West Coast in Pomona, California. From there, the group will hit up such cities and locations as the Kern County Fair (outside Bakersfield, California), Fresno, and Fair Oaks, California before heading north where they will appearing in multiple venues in Oregon and Washington state.
John Rulapaugh of Freedom said, “I’m really excited to be headed west to sing in California, Oregon, and Washington. It’s been a few years since the last time I was there with Palmetto State Quartet, and I’ve missed it! My first trip west was with the Dove Brothers back in 1999 or 2000, and I was privileged to travel there every year until I left the road in 2008. I’m excited to be bringing Freedom to the West! I look forward to seeing old friends, and hope to make a lot of new friends along the way.”
The tour will run October 1st through October 10th, 2010 â€“ the last stop being at Forth Plain Church in Vancouver, Washington. Several of the West Coastâ€™s most popular Gospel artists will be appearing in concert with Freedom, including RSV Quartet, Cross Road Quartet, and Solid Ground.
Concert dates for Freedomâ€™s West Coast Tour are as follows:
10-1-2010 â€“ Central Baptist Church, Pomona, CA **with special guest Cross Road Quartet**
10-2-2010 â€“ Kern County Fair, Bakersfield, CA **with special guest RSV Quartet**
10-3-2010 â€“ Northwest Church, Fresno, CA (AM)
10-3-2010 â€“ New Life Community Church, Fair Oaks, CA (PM) **with special guest Solid Ground**
10-7-2010 â€“ Church of God 7th Day, Harrisburg, OR
10-8-2010 â€“ Berean Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
10-9-2010 â€“ West Valley Church of the Nazarene, Yakima, WA
10-10-2010 â€“ Forth Plain Church of the Nazarene, Vancouver, WA (AM)
This West Coast tour comes on the heels of the groupâ€™s first appearance at the National Quartet Convention where the group was asked to perform on the Main Stage as a stand out performer from the eventâ€™s day showcases.
Freedomâ€™s schedule has already filled up this year including recent performances at industry events like the Suwanee River Jubilee, Branson Gospel Music Convention, 11th Annual SGN Music Fest, Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, and World Premier Gospel Event in Pigeon Forge, TN. The group records for Homeland Entertainmentâ€™s Riversong Records and just released their debut recording â€“ Freedom â€“ earlier this year.
Fans are encouraged to call and request Freedomâ€™s brand new single, â€œCome On In,â€ at radio all across the country!
Until Freedomâ€™s new site is unveiled â€“ you can find out more information on the group by visiting http://www.freedomtrio.com or by visiting them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FreedomTrio .
Freedom is comprised of Gospel Music veterans, Josh Garner, John Rulapaugh, and Joel Trimble. These three gentlemen make up an elite and refreshing blend of voices and personalities that focus on varying harmonies. They are a cohesive unit of men dedicated to a God driven cause to sing the message of the Gospel. The groupâ€™s debut album, Freedom, has spawned off the hit single â€œCome On In.â€