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Chris Tomlin Retains DJ Promote for Burning Lights Tour


Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin’s most successful tour to date included the services and stage time of Carlos “DJ Promote” Trevino – a key feature he’ll continue to employ when the 22-city “Burning Lights” worship tour begins its fall leg this October.

The Christian Post reports that Tomlin’s average show attendance increased 53 percent over his last tour in 2011-12, and sold out 25 of his shows in large cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago with others reaching well above 10,000 tickets  sold.


DJ Promote DJing on the Burning Lights Tour
Photo Credit – Phillip Rood

“I strive to create a special night for people from the beginning moments to the very end. I want them to feel engaged with the music, to be inspired, to have fun, and to be lifted up. Having DJ Promote brings an element to the tour that is perfectly in line with the heart of the night,” Chris Tomlin said.

As it was in the spring, Promote’s role as part of the “Burning Lights” tour will be to energize the crowd via a DJ performance prior to Tomlin’s set. Louie Giglio, Pastor of Passion City Church and Passion founder, is also scheduled to be a part of each evening’s gathering.

“It was an honor to be on the spring run and I’m absolutely thrilled to have been invited back out for the fall,” Trevino said. “It’s a fantastic way to share God’s love with others and celebrate, through music, the joy He brings to our lives.”

Trevino promises to make an extended “Burning Lights” mix available to fans via The audio is even said to include a special mashup of Christian rapper Lecrae’s hit song “I Know” as well as a remix of Rawsrvnt’s “I Gotta Feeling/Take It All” cover.

Trevino’s turntable talents have been a part of over 11 albums and tours with artists such as Lecrae, Propaganda, B.Reith, Tedashii and bands like Shane and Shane, Starfield, and Thousand Foot Krutch.

His profession and passion have led him to DJ for over 500,000 people in almost every state and in places like South Africa, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Canada, Panama, El Salvador, and Mexico.

DJ Promote fell in love with music as a young boy in San Angelo, Texas. Growing up without the positive influence of a father (who was in and out of prison) also caused him to seek acceptance and validation outside of his family. Although he found his calling in graffiti art and hip hop culture, Promote was still driven by a desire to use his art and influence to improve the lives of others.

You can check out DJ Promote on the following dates on the Burning Lights Tour:

Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights Tour Dates

October 3: Oklahoma City, OK – Chesepeake Energy Arena
October 4: North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
October 8: Memphis, TN – Hope Church
October 10: Nashville, TN – Allen Arena
October 11: Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
October 12: Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
October 13: Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
October 16: Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 17: Columbus, OH – Veterans Memorial Arena
October 18: Chicago, IL – Willow Creek Community Church
October 19: Johnstown, PA – War Memorial Arena
October 20: Raleigh, NC – KOKA Booth Amphitheater
October 24: Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
October 25: Quad Cities, IL – I Wireless Center
October 26: Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Theater
October 27: New York, NY – Beacon Theater
October 28: Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
November 2: Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
November 3: Salisbury, MD – Wicomico Civic Center
November 5: Gainsville, FL – O’Connell Center
November 7: Shreveport, LA – Centurylink Center
November 8: Atlanta, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center

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