Gospel music icon coming to Ford Center

Tickets go on sale this weekend for GRAMMY award-winning star and Gospel music icon Kirk Franklin.

Described as a "pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship" due to his ability to unite fans of gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B, Franklin is the biggest selling Contemporary Gospel artist in the history of SoundScan music sales tracking

His albums consistently top Billboard's Gospel and Christian charts, as well as the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart.

"Hello Fear," his latest CD, was RIAA-certified gold in February 2012, and he has seven other RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date.

A list of this trendsetter's achievements includes receiving nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, a Soul Train Award.

The singer will grace Evansville with his presence when he performs at the Ford Center on August 31.

Tickets range in price from $35 to $75 and will be available to purchase starting Friday, June 28, at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Ford Center ticket office.

For information about this artist, visit www.kirkfranklin.com.

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