The headlining band, FFH, has won two Inspirational Life Awards.

op contemporary Christian pop group FFH has extended its “Ready to Fly” tour to include a stop Friday, March 26, at the Colisee in Lewiston. The 7 p.m. concert also features special guests Big Daddy Weave and Warren Barfield.

The tour is performing at churches, civic centers and universities from Florida to Maine.

FFH frontman Jeromy Deibler said, “We feel more called to being out on the road now than ever before. All four of us know that God has called us to evangelism and to reaching people in the name of Jesus. We can’t accomplish that without being in front of people on a regular basis.” The band says it has seen more than 2,500 concert attendees make life decisions to accept Christ collectively in September, October and November 2003 alone.

FFH’s “Ready to Fly” album, which was released a year ago, continues the group’s string of radio hits. “You Found Me” from the album became the band’s sixth No. 1 single, holding that position for five straight weeks. The album’s title track marks FFH’s ninth career Top 5.

With career sales exceeding 1 million records, FFH has earned four Dove Award nominations and two Inspirational Life Awards for Performer of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year (“Found a Place”). It also was featured in a national Coca-Cola advertising campaign. FFH has been featured in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Brio, the Dallas Morning News, CCM Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Release, Christian Music Planet, Orange County Register, Orlando Sentinel and the San Antonio Express-News.

The band Big Daddy Weave is touring in support of its current album, “Fields of Grace,” released in September.

The album follows its critically acclaimed 2002 release, “One and Only,” which became the highest SoundScan sales debut for a new artist in 2002. That year, Big Daddy Weave also had the highest charting single for a new artist at AC radio with “In Christ.”

As the best-selling 2002 New Artist of the Year Dove Award nominee, Big Daddy Weave claimed its first No. 1 single with “Audience of One.” The band has further been featured on such noteworthy projects as “Wow Worship Yellow,” “Dove Hits 2003” and “Wow Worship Red.”

Just six months into the release of his self-titled debut album, Barfield is making quite an impact. Among the top-selling debut artists of 2003, he was named “one of the year’s breakthrough new artists” by Billboard Magazine. His leading single, “My Heart Goes Out,” climbed to No. 3 on the AC radio chart and No. 5 on the CHR radio chart, while his current single, “Mistaken,” is on its way up the charts as well. Barfield played on the FFH “Ready to Fly” tour last fall, as he is again this spring.

For additional information on the performers, go to www.bigdaddyweave.com, to www.warrenbarfield.com, or to www.ffh.net.

The concert will be at the Colisee, 190 Birch St. People can call (800) 434-3448 for tickets, which are $12, $14 or $16.


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