Festival Con Dios, billed as the first Christian rock touring festival, will begin May 17 in Ft. Myers, Fla., featuring Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, O.C. Supertones, and others. The first leg will run

Festival Con Dios, billed as the first Christian rock touring festival, will begin May 17 in Ft. Myers, Fla., featuring Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, O.C. Supertones, and others. The first leg will run through June 17 in South Bend, Ind.; a second leg will start Sept. 13 in Cleveland and run through the end of the month. Taking a page from other successful package festival tours, the outing will feature interactive exhibits, extreme sports, and other attractions.

The Newsboys' latest album, "Shine: The Hits" (Sparrow), debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Christian chart last November. Audio Adrenaline's 1999 set "Underdog" (ForeFront) debuted on top of that chart.

Sponsored by Sparrow Label Group and Forefront Records, the tour is a joint effort between the Newsboys' First Company Management, Chicago-based Jam Productions, Creative Artists Agency, and Brickhouse Entertainment.

Here are the dates and cities for the Festival Con Dios tour:
May 17: Fort Myers, Fla.
May 18: West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 19: Lakeland, Fla.
May 20: Pensacola, Fla.
May 25: Amarillo, Texas
May 26: Oklahoma City, Okla.
May 27: Tulsa, Okla.
May 28: Wichita, Kan.
May 31: Springfield, Mass.
June 1: Long Island, N.Y.
June 2: Salisbury, Md.
June 3: Raleigh, N.C.
June 7: Albuquerque, N.M.
June 8: Grand Junction, Colo.
June 9: Denver
June 10: Scottsbluff, Neb.
June 14: St. Louis
June 15: Kansas City, Kan.
June 16: Des Moines, Iowa
June 17: South Bend, Ind.
Sept. 13: Cleveland
Sept. 14: Detroit
Sept. 15: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sept. 16: Chicago
Sept. 20: Portland, Ore.
Sept. 21: Medford, Ore.
Sept. 22: Sacramento, Calif.
Sept. 23: Riverside, Calif.
Sept. 27: Midland, Texas
Sept. 28: Dallas
Sept. 29: Houston
Sept. 30: San Antonio, Texas

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