Michael W Smith – “Surrounded by a Million Points of Light” World Tour

Michael W Smith
“Surrounded by a Million Points of Light” World Tour
Davenport, IA
March 16, 2018

When was the last time ANY recording artist was out on tour backing the release of two new projects? That’s what Michael W. Smith is doing on his current tour. And this MWS at his best.

You can’t go wrong opening with new standards such as “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” Most were on their feet, singing along.

Michael then performed several tracks from “A Million Lights.” The back story on “Footsteps,” which Michael shared from the stage, made that song even more moving. “Your Love,” “Crashing Waves,” and “Revolution” were all excellent as Michael’s backing band and singers are outstanding. The sonic wall had me out of my seat. Get the disk, then go to the show. You’ll appreciate the new songs that much more.

Michael then took the audience on a back-in-the-day swing through songs from his extensive catalog including “Secret Ambition” and “This Is Your Time,” the latter made even more poignant given receive events in Florida and New Mexico.

Stu Garrard, “Stu G,” former guitarist from the mush-missed delirious? was a surprise opener. Stu played a couple of songs unplugged and talked about his “The Beatitudes Project.” Its great seeing him back on stage, the guy can play.

Nathan Tasker was the other act billed on this tour. Nathan did an unplugged set. The back story on the song “Eternity” made his performance that much more meaningful. Nate did tell the audience that no one from Australia knows what a “bloomin’ onion” is. (HA)

I’ve seen MWS in concert several times, most recently last summer, performing in front of 20,000-plus on a beautiful Wisconsin summer evening at Lifest. I was disappointed at the turnout in Davenport. Many of those in attendance were older than I and I’m an old dude. Michael’s shows are more about worship and community, great for all ages.

– Rob S.


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