• Kirk Franklin Says “Hello Fear” Let’s Tour

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    Hello Fear is an innovative musical offering that showcases Franklin’s growth and maturation both creatively and personally, in  his own unique, definitively gospel sound.

    He has teamed again with five of the most sought after vocalists in the music industry—Isaac Carree, Anaysha Figueroa, Nikki Ross, Charmaine Swimpson and Eric Moore—to create the inimitable harmonies for which his music is known. The result is a Kirk Franklin masterpiece. Hello Fear is produced by Franklin and co-produced by Shaun “Harold” Martin and executive produced by Kirk Franklin, Jazzy Jordan, Jessie Hurst and Carla Williams.

    Two singles from Hello Fear have been released simultaneously, and they are among the top songs added at gospel and urban adult contemporary radio this week.  “I Smile” is #1 Most Added at Gospel Radio and #2 Most Added at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio. “I Am” is #2 most added at Gospel Radio.

    “I titled this album Hello Fear because—with everything going on in the world—it is the word and the feeling, that paralyzes all of us on some level right now,” said Franklin. “In my own life, fear has been a shadow that has followed me since I was a child.  But the season of running from it is over. I am turning around and speaking directly to it. This album is full of personal and painful work that invites the listener to join me on the journey of letting this familiar ‘friend’ know that his time is over.”

    “‘I Smile’ is a fun, urban upbeat melody I wrote,” said Franklin. “It is a declarative statement that I’m not going to live my life based on how I feel.  I will live my life based on God’s Word. It is not easy and I acknowledge there are always obstacles, but like a lot of folks, I get tired of being guided by my emotions. When I have a deeper trust in God, I live my life in stability.”

    “‘I Am’ is about exchanging all of my weaknesses for God’s strength,” Franklin noted.  This song is also about declaring what God says about me and not my situation.  As we daily transform to God’s image, we no longer identify with who we were, but who we are becoming.”

    “I titled this album Hello Fear because—with everything going on in the world—it is the word and the feeling, that paralyzes all of us on some level right now,” said Franklin. “In my own life, fear has been a shadow that has followed me since I was a child.  But the season of running from it is over. I am turning around and speaking directly to it. This album is full of personal and painful work that invites the listener to join me on the journey of letting this familiar ‘friend’ know that his time is over.”

    Hello Fear also includes the infectious “Give Me,” featuring dynamic newcomer Mali Music; “The Altar,” a powerful traditional song, featuring Marvin Sapp and Beverly Crawford; and “Something About The Name Jesus (part 2), ” featuring Rance Allen, John P.Kee and Marvin Winans.  This 13 track tour de force will again raise the standard of 21st century contemporary gospel music.

    Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin

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    Atlanta, GA

    Philips Arena Theater

    Saturday, March 26

    Tampa, FL

    St. Pete Times Forum

    Saturday, April 2

    Memphis, TN

    Desoto Civic Center

    Saturday, April 9

    Nashville, TN

    Bridgestone Arena

    Saturday, April 30

    Charleston, SC

    North Charleston Coliseum

    Saturday, May 7

    St. Louis, MO

    Chaifetz Arena

    Saturday, May 21

    Jacksonville, FL

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