Mandisa has returned with a passion and willingness like never before. Instilled with the spirit of the Lord, she is not afraid to display her vulnerability to the world. Her desire for reconnection with her fans after the bouts of depression she has gone through has allowed her to write new music which is inspiring all those who hear it. Her singles “Prove Me Wrong” and “I’m Still Here” are defiant, self-actualizing numbers which declare Mandisa’s comeback. As does her new tour, which has already charted dates across Northern America. Mandisa tickets for these concerts are available now.
Out of the Dark
“I believe it is time for the children of God to stop wallowing in shame and regret, and start living lives of freedom, power, and authority. We do that by taking those destructive thoughts captive, and making them obedient to Christ”—Mandisa, 2017
These are the words Mandisa chooses to introduce her latest album. “Out of the Dark” was released in May 2017 to great buzz and, later, parallel critical acclaim. The songs on this work are personal and stem from the motivation Mandisa received to get out of her depressed circumstances. After losing a very close friend, the singer became suicidal and cut herself off from the world. With the help of her friends and strength of her faith, Mandisa was able to find her way back to music again and this album is a result of that.
Songs such as “Over-comer” have already displayed Mandisa’s survivor spirit. The tracks on this album follow this conviction as well, except it is stronger as it has been rediscovered. She is reconnecting with herself and her fans with songs like “Prove Me Wrong” and “I’m Still Here”. Having lost the weight she put on as a defense mechanism to psychological stress, she is a new person altogether. This album, essentially, is Mandisa going on a journey towards the light and attempting to inspire others to follow.
How It All Began
Mandisa started out on the hit Fox reality show, American Idol. After making it to the Top 9 of the contest, she was eliminated based off the votes. However, Mandisa remained one of the most memorable contestants of that season and has gone on to create a successful musical career for herself. Primarily a religious-musician, Mandisa’s songs are hopeful messages that encourage others to look at the positive aspects in life. She is also a big believer in turning negatives into positives.
Turning Negatives into Positives
Mandisa’s first appearance on television was her audition for American Idol back in 2007. Her performance was aired in the first episode of the season, viewed by over thirty million people. During and after her audition, one of the judges (Simon Cowell) body-shamed her by throwing high-school taunts at her being over-weight. Having learnt about these after months, when the episode aired and the whole world watched it, Mandisa was hurt and became self-conscious. Viewers of the show berated Mr. Cowell for his rudeness and everyone anticipated the next time Mandisa would step in front of him again.
This happened in the next round of the show, but instead of crying or firing back with similar taunts, Mandisa came forth and said that even though he had hurt her, she forgave him and hoped they could be friends. Cowell, notorious for being unapologetic, apologized sincerely and agreed that his remarks had been out-of-line.
Christian Music as Motivation
Despite being surrounded by Hollywood stars, Mandisa has stayed true to her unshakable faith. Being vocal about Christianity on a public forum has never been a problem for her and she welcomes the skeptics with as much love as she would a believer. At the end of the day, her music stems from Christianity but its positivity affects non-Christians as well. “Over-comer” has a universal appeal as it encourages listeners to resolve adversities in their life and get over them. While Mandisa finds her inspiration in Christianity, she turns the message into a universal one and appeals to diverse groups.
Mandisa is embarking on a joint tour with former Idol contestant and fellow Christian-musician, Danny Gokey. The two have struggled with depression and overcome it and so their tour is a message of hope, love and peace. They are bringing soul and gospel to the stage with the aim to move their audiences out of pessimism and into the light. To see Mandisa on tour this year, book your Mandisa tickets now as they are available for various venues across the country.
Mandisa Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Mandisa tickets is $61. The date and location for this event is 2-Nov-17 at Akron Civic Theatre, Akron. The minimum get-in price for Mandisa tickets is $41.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|Mandisa & Danny Gokey||Akron||2-Nov-17||$61||$41|
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