Backed by McDonald's, the annual "Inspiration Celebration Gospel" tour will make stops at nine cities from May to June. "I look forward to being a part of the 2012 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour because it provides an ideal platform for sharing the hopeful messages of gospel music with audiences in diverse communities," said Hammond.
He adds: "Now more than ever, our nation’s communities need messages of hope and encouragement. My goal is to make sure everyone who attends a concert leaves feeling personally inspired and motivated to serve their community."
Tour dates and locations include:
May 12 – Newark, McDonald’s Gospelfest - Prudential Center
June 14 – Birmingham, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center
June 15 – Jackson, Jackson Convention Complex
June 16 – Dallas, Friendship West Baptist Church
June 21 – Philadelphia, Deliverance Evangelistic Church
June 22 – Detroit, Greater Grace Temple
June 23 – Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 29 – Atlanta, Full Gospel Conference
June 30 – Ft. Washington, Md., Ebenezer AME Church