About The 40th Anniversary Tour
Petra (John Schlitt, Bob Hartman, Greg Bailey and Cristian Borneo) has been invited to perform on The Classic Rock Tour 2014, slated to kickoff February 2014. Included in the tour are Asia featuring John Payne, ELO Part II alumni Phil Bates (The Music of Electric Light Orchestra Classic) and former Genesis frontman Ray Wilson (Genesis Classic) joining on select dates.
The touring package will present various combinations of the bands in both the U.S. and Europe, kicking off Spring 2014.
“This tour is an amazing opportunity to bring Petra’s music to audiences that may not have ever heard of us,” states frontman John Schlitt. “Bob (Hartman) and I welcome the opportunity to perform before a whole new crowd and are very excited about going out together again.”
For live dates in the band's traditional market, Petra is opening up its touring schedule in association with Cinder Entertainment Agency to include Christian venue bookings in the North America and Europe as well, with Petra being joined by very special guests (to be announced very shortly)!
“Petra always has been first and foremost a Christian rock band,” reflects Schlitt. “There’s no doubt about where we stand or where our focus is. We want to be available to play wherever we’re needed - be it secular or Christian,” declares Schlitt.
In addition to reuniting with Petra, Schlitt will continue to tour with his own band and as a soloist in support of his 2012 release, The Greater Cause.
“I’m very blessed to have the best of both worlds,” says Schlitt. “I’m able to tour with some of the best musicians - in my band and in Petra. It’s a unique situation and I’m looking forward to playing with all the guys!”
Stay tuned to the site or the Official Petra Facebook and Twitter for news and dates as they're announced.