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GRAMMY-nominated Pillar Kicks Off Tour at Trinity

The GRAMMY-nominated Christian rock band Pillar will be kicking off its For the Love of the Game Tour on Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m., in the Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, the first stop on the band’s spring tour. Joining the tour is Dove Award nominee Building 429, Wavorly, and Chicagoland native Brooke Barrettsmith. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In 2008, Pillar earned its first GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for The Reckoning and achieved its ninth No. 1 radio single, "For the Love of the Game.” Pillar’s soon-to-be released For the Love of the Game is the group’s fifth album; it will be available for the first time at this concert.

Tickets are $15 for the Gold Circle (front section) and $10 for general admission. To purchase tickets: visit or call 309.623.4699; or call Trinity Christian College at 708.597.3000. Tickets can be purchased at the door (unless sold out), but there will be a service charge.

For more information, call or e-mail Kara Bruxvoort, conference and events coordinator at Trinity, at 708.239.4831 or at

Building 429
Word Records artist Building 429 debuted in 2004 with "Glory Defined," a song that hit No. 1 on eight different charts and became BMI's 2005 Song of the Year for Christian music. The band received four Dove Award nominations and was named the GMA's New Artist of the Year in 2005. Building 429 has toured with Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Jeremy Camp, and BarlowGirl. The band's third full-length record, Iris To Iris, released in May 2007.

Wavorly burst onto the national scene in 2007 with their Flicker Records debut, Conquering the Fear of Flight. The highly-acclaimed album blends elements of alternative, classic progressive, indie and hard rock with highly literate lyrics, a boldly imaginative use of strings, and a sublime sense of melody.

Brooke Barrettsmith
Christian rocker Brooke Barrettsmith captivates audiences with her passionate vocals and straightforward lyrics about faith and relationships. Growing up a pastor's daughter in Chicago, Brooke first started singing in church. Since then, she has shared the stage with artists such as tobyMac, Audio Adrenaline, Jeremy Camp, and Steven Curtis Chapman. As a top 40 finalist on "American Idol” in 2006, Brooke has received hometown support performing at various local events, including White Sox games.

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