John Mark McMillan
Ascend The Hill, LaPeer
Fri · April 27, 2018
$20.00 - $30.00
This event is all ages
All patrons must have a valid form of identification present, regardless of age, at the time of entry for all 18+ and 21+ shows and events.
No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5′ x 6.5"
No professional audio/visual or any digital recording equipment will be allowed into the venue, without prior permission and arrangements. You must be on the artist photo pass list in order to enter with cameras with detachable lenses.https://www.thebeacham.com/event/1646995/
McMillan is no stranger to success with nearly half a million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 44 million Spotify streams, but he won’t let those things define him. He’s learned a lot about himself since his previous studio album Borderland, which held a Top 15 spot on the iTunes Albums chart and No. 41 on Billboard’s Top 200. “I’ve found that there’s a profound restlessness in the gap between the ideals of youth and the realities of adulthood” says McMillan, “even when, especially when, you get what you wanted.”It’s this level of honesty and wrestling with where he is during this season of his career and life that compelled McMillan to open up about his struggle with anxiety. “I try to control my world and since that is supremely not possible,” he explains, “I get anxiety. I promised myself when I got married that I wouldn't miss a moment with my exquisite girl, but... I get anxiety. Then we had kids and I swore I wouldn’t let go of a precious second of their lives. They’re such wild birds, and their raucous life and energy bring me outrageous amounts of joy, but also...anxiety. My attempts to control the universe only creates enemies. Enemies with the world, enemies with the ones I love, and I find myself at odds with God and with myself - in trying so hard to have it all the way I want it, I become my own worst enemy. ‘Enemy, love.’, like much of the new record, is about growing up - especially the ‘letting go’ part of growing up. There are just things I can’t know, I can’t hold, and I can’t control. Not to be irresponsible or dismissive, but I’m realizing when I ‘let go’ of my ideals and ego, I also become much better at holding onto what I actually have.”In 2015, McMillan, who has made a career of rejecting easy categorization and challenging expectations, co-founded the independent record label Lionhawk Records with his manager Josh Lujan Loveless. Mercury & Lightning stands to be the third album release from Lionhawk Records with additional releases in the works.A few of John Mark’s most recent tours include NEEDTOBREATHE’s Tour De Compadres with Mat Kearney and Welshly Arms, co-headlining The Revelators To u r with Josh Garrels, and a three-month US headlining tour supporting his new record with special guests Kings Kaleidoscope and The Brilliance in 2017. Now John Mark is back in the studio, and fans can look forward to new music from McMillan in 2018.
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