Christian Rock Band Sanctus Real Added to Gallo Center for the Arts Schedule May 16

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Band to perform with faith-based folk and country singer JJ Heller of San Jose

Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real, the Dove Award-winning Christian rock band that has seen seven radio singles from its first five albums reach number one, with six more in the top five, has been added to the schedule at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The band will perform at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 16.

Tickets for the concert range in price from $14 to $44, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 209-338-2100, or at the Gallo Center ticket office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto. Organized groups of 15 or more people receive a 15% discount on their tickets. Group sales information is available by calling 209-338-5062.

Sanctus Real is comprised of Matt Hammitt (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Rohman (lead guitar), Mark Graalman (drums), Dan Gartley (bass) and Pete Prevost (guitar). The band is best known for such hit singles as the U2 cover "Beautiful Day,” "Everything About You,” "The Fight Song","I'm Not Alright,” "Don't Give Up,” "We Need Each Other,” "Forgiven" and "Lead Me.”

Their album “Fight the Tide” won a 2005 Dove Award for Modern Rock Album of the Year. “Run” is the band’s most recent album, released in February.

Performing with Sanctus Real will be JJ Heller, a San Jose native whose faith-based country-folk songs remind people of such mainstream artists as Jewel and Alison Krauss. Heller has had two Top 20 hits, "Your Hands" and "What Love Really Means."

Boyett Petroleum is the Gallo Center’s 2012-2013 Premier Partner.

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