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Christian Happenings' iTickets.com Partners with the IXIST Tour as Official Ticketing and VIP Packages Partner

IXIST Tour Delivers the Best Talent in Urban Christian Music United to Create a Testimonial & Concert Experience Where Attendees Share in the Story Throughout U.S. and Africa

Contact: Lori Lenz-Heiselman, 714-553-5181

NASHVILLE, Oct. 31, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- ELITE Talent Agency and Xist Music are honored to announce another partnership for the upcoming 2013 IXIST Tour. iTickets has been named as the Official Ticketing Agency for the tour.

The companies are collaborating to create exclusive VIP fan experience opportunities to include various special product options, preferred seating, artist meet & greets, and more. These VIP opportunities will be available exclusively through iTickets.com (www.iTickets.com.) The site will also be promoting the IXIST TOUR with repeated exposure for all tour dates via iTickets' email subscriber database of 425,000+ subscribers, as well as the Tour Spotlight, and various other on-site and social media options.

A partnership with American Leprosy Missions was also recently announced. American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest non-governmental organization in the United States working to bring a cure and ongoing care to people affected by leprosy and related diseases. The tour will recruit attendees to serve as a channel of Christ's love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit, and restored to lives of dignity and hope. For more information, visit www.leprosy.org.

IXIST is more than a concert tour. IXIST is a ministry campaign dedicated to helping people share their testimony. Each night, one local market testimonial will be chosen and posted from an ongoing international YouTube channel created to inspire others to share their story and consider the work that God is doing through their lives.

The IXIST TOUR will kick off in late February 2013, routing across the U.S. through March and then on to six countries in Africa. The tour will include IXIST Media Sessions featuring on-site interviews at each location; afternoon IXIST In-Stores in select cities, and, of course, the IXIST Concert each night. The tour features the Xist Music roster of leading Urban Christian artists & their ministries, anchored by the Billboard and SoundScan best-selling artists The Ambassador and Sean Simmonds. Supporting artists for the tour include Yaves, D-MAUB, UK based artist Jahaziel, and Nate "NF" Feuerstein.

Three of the faith-based market's leading companies have joined together for the IXIST Tour: urban music label Xist Music, the formidable artist & booking agency Elite Talent Agency, and top Christian media & events group, FrontGate Media. The tour comes as Christian hip-hop and urban music is exploding, evidenced most recently by a Billboard charting milestone: TobyMac's "Eye On It" debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

About iTickets.com
iTickets services the church and family-friendly event markets. Initially conceived in 1993 as the Christian Happenings Ticket Service, iTickets was officially branded in 1998. Today, iTickets handles ticket sales for events throughout the continental US, Canada, and South Africa. With almost 20 years of ticketing experience in this market, iTickets has become the market leader and a trusted name. Its web site is the top ranked site for Christian event information, receiving between 3 and 3.5 million page views and 360,000 to 460,000 unique visitors per month.