Toby Mac Comes To Chattanooga Nov. 16

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TOBYMAC: The Theatre Tour will be at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $102.75, $72.75, $52.75, $42.75 and $28 plus applicable fees and available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, and Tivoli Theatre Box Office or by phone at  800-745-3000. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 

Review for Toby Mac: 

Trusting his instincts and leaning into his faith spurred this veteran artist to make the most personal album of his career with The Elements. “I let go of worrying about the charts and if I’m good enough - things that come along with the business of artistry,” Toby Mac says of his new approach. “The most important thing to me now is when I walk into a studio to record a song ‘does it make you feel something?’ And, is there a reason for it to exist in this world?"

Processing life as an artist, husband and father of five has continually fueled his work and made Toby Mac one of the most successful innovators in any genre of music with seven GRAMMY Awards, six Gold Records from his solo career, an American Music award, twice named Artist of the year at the Dove awards, BMI songwriter of the year and numerous other accolades to his credit. “I just need U.,” the lead single from The Elements, spent 12 weeks at the top of the charts making it the fastest charting single of his career.

“I knew it was something fresh for me from a lyrical standpoint,” he says. “I knew it was intriguing and said exactly what I wanted to say. There’s depth and maturity to it. At some point, you have to look up and say, ‘If I’m not offering people some wisdom from the journey that I’ve been on, then I might as well hang up the cleats.’ It’s my responsibility to offer people wisdom from the road I’ve traveled. That’s what I’m supposed to do. I have to depth to offer right now.”

Toby Mac admits that in the past he’s been “the king of the features,” as he usually includes multiple special guests on his albums, but The Elements is different. “I do truly love collaboration,” he says, “but these songs are so personal, it was hard for me to imagine someone else singing the lyrics.”


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