Sanctus Real adds Fairfield’s Sondheim Center to their Farewell to a Friend tour

Written by Theresa Rose on September 28, 2015

Sanctus Real adds Fairfield’s Sondheim Center to their Farewell to a Friend tour, Oct 8 After 20 years as a group, Sanctus Real, lead singer leaving band
Fairfield, Iowa – Christian rock sensation Sanctus Real is playing Fairfield’s Sondheim Center on their “Farewell to a Friend” tour, along with Finding Favour and Bonray, Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. After a 20 year history together, Grammy nominations, Dove Awards, seven albums and six number 1 singles, Matt Hammitt, the lead singer of Sanctus Real, has announced he will be leaving the band in December. “I’ve been traveling far and wide singing the song ‘Lead Me’, but now I want to sing it less and live it more,” said Hammitt. “I mean that genuinely, with all of my heart. I’ve always struggled to reconcile my life on the road away from Sarah and the kids, but after all these years I’m now confident that my calling is to be at home more, consistently making God and family my ultimate priority. My primary gifting as a communicator is simply sharing my life and heart with people, and they’re going to get the best of that.” Sanctus Real is a Christian rock band formed in Toledo, Ohio, in 1996. The group is comprised of Matt Hammitt on lead vocals and guitar; Chris Rohman on guitar; Dan Gartley on bass; Pete Prevost on guitar; and Mark Graalman on drums. The band rose to fame for their cover of U2’s “Beautiful Day,” and a string of #1 hit singles: “Everything About You,” “The Fight Song,” “I’m Not Alright,” “Don’t Give Up,” “We Need Each Other,” “Forgiven” and “Lead Me.”
Tickets for Sanctus Real and Finding Favour are $30 for VIP, $20 for general admission and 18 for groups of 10 or more. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available and includes early entrance, reserved seating and exclusive question and answer session with Sanctus Real. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 641-472-2787 and
Sanctus Real is presented by the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and Faith Christian Outreach Church.