There aren’t a lot of big crossovers from Christian Contemporary Music to the general charts, but it happens every once in a blue moon. The bands that can cross that barrier deserve all the praise. Good thing they have so much praise already! (Get it?) Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) band MercyMe is one of the few bands that were able to cross this barrier. They did so with the song “I Can Only Imagine,” which, once you’ve heard it, shouldn’t be a surprise. That song came out in 2001, though the band has been together since 1994.
The Praise Team
Some pleasant things come out of grief, like the band MercyMe. Bart Millard, the founder of the band, got the idea after he lost his father to cancer when he was still in college. He found his keyboardist in new friend Jim Bryson, and they started jamming together and preaching their ministry. It wasn’t until they spent some time in Oklahoma City, then Dallas, that the duo added Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, and Robby Shaffer to their ranks. That was in 1997, a few years before they signed with a major album.
MercyMe at the Henderson Baptist Church
Before they had dreams of being on the radio, the band played Sundays for their local Baptist church. It was there that they got their practice and built their musical chemistry, with the support of other believers. During that time, they put out six independent albums, mostly bough by local churchgoers and people in the community. Finally, in 2001, the record label INO took notice of them and signed them to a contract. Their debut album, Almost There, topped the Christian charts, and gave us the hit song “I Can Only Imagine.” The group sees their music as their ministry to god and would love for you to be a part of it.
How much are MercyMe tickets?
That’s a loaded question! MercyMe ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for MercyMe tickets is usually $28 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy MercyMe tickets?
With demand at a peak, MercyMe ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap MercyMe tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for MercyMe tickets.
Is MercyMe coming to a city near me?
Check out this year’s tour dates for MercyMe’s tour below, and browse Gametime inventory for MercyMe 2020 tour tickets in a city near you.
Will MercyMe tour in 2020?
Yep! MercyMe will be hitting a number of cities around the US up until April 2020.
What’s the MercyMe 2020 tour setlist?
You never know what’s going to happen at a MercyMe concert, but here’s the average tour setlist:
- You Found Me
- Grace Got You
- We Win
- Wishful Thinking
- Finally Home
- Dear Younger Me
- Everybody Hurts
- Even If
- I Can Only Imagine
- Amazing Grace (John Newton cover)
- Happy Dance
How long is a MercyMe concert?
With such an epic setlist, you can expect MercyMe’s performance to last for around 90 minutes. When you take opening acts into account, you’re looking at two to three hours of entertainment.
How much are MercyMe floor seats?
The best way to see MercyMe live is up close and personal from the floor, but these seats are always super expensive. The cheap end of floor seats can easily be $63 to $93, and if you’re seeing MercyMe at a venue with stage pit seats it could be even more pricey.
Of course, there are ways around this. There’s a great strategy for cutting MercyMe ticket prices on floor seats, and the best part is that it requires you to do literally nothing but wait. Waiting until the last minute can get you some great discounts because resellers with unsold seats don’t make any money. Wait it out and watch those prices drop to something more affordable, and then enjoy your floor seats!
MercyMe tour dates
February 13 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
February 14 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
February 15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
February 16 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
February 20 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
February 21 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Center
February 22 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
February 23 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
February 27-28 – Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
February 29 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
March 1 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
March 5 – Plant City, FL @ Florida Strawberry Festival
March 6 – Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena
March 8 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
March 12 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
March 13 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 14 – Augusta, GA @ Pensacola Bay Center
March 15 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium
March 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 20 – Independence, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
March 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 22 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
March 26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
March 27 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
March 28 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denney Sanford Premier Center
March 29 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
April 2 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
April 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
April 4 – Duluth, MN @ AMSOIL Arena
April 5 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome