Since 2001 when MercyMe released their number one crossover smash, “I Can Only Imagine,” MercyMe has enjoyed an unbroken streak of platinum and gold records, numerous Dove awards, and several Grammy nominations. The 6 man band consisting of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul is playing this coming Sunday at the UB Center for the Arts at 7:30 with special guest Bebo Norman for what they are calling "A MercyMe Christmas." Tickets for MercyMe are $42 and $32.00 general admission, and $38 for Groups. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787.
MercyMe also recently released their sixth album, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" with rave reviews. "People are taking the concept 10 miles further down the road, trying to top each other's random acts of generosity toward strangers," says singer Bart Millard. "We want to see this become a movement that's bigger than the record itself." The Hollywood Reporter has said, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell is a beautifully executed set that celebrates how the power of love can change the world." Breathecast.com has said, "The music throughout the whole album is dynamic and upbeat and the drums make you move along with the tracksÂ… Well done MercyMe!"