With only 141 days until Christmas, you can stay on Santa’s good list by starting to make your holidays plans now. Fortunately Mannheim Steamroller has just announced its 2011 schedule.
The upcoming tour marks the 26th years for Chip Davis’ annual holiday event. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first Christmas album, 1984’s Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by releasing the 2009 double CD Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection. The album features 25 Christmas tunes with songs from Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 1988’s A Fresh Aire Christmas, 1995’s Christmas In The Aire, 2001’s Christmas Extraordinaire 2007’s Christmas Song and 2008’s Christmasville.
The trek features two traveling troupes split up between the West Coast and East Coast, ensuring that just about every good girl and boy in the United States will have a chance to celebrate Christmas with Mannheim Steamroller.
Both routings begin Nov. 11 with one show in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., at Crystal Grand Theatre and the other in Richmond, Ky., at Eastern Kentucky University.
This year’s tour will include about 90 concerts with dates scheduled through a Dec. 30 performance in Hildalgo, Texas, at State Farm Arena.
The holiday celebration will also make stops in Memphis (Nov. 13); Bozeman, Mont. (Nov. 16); Lima, Ohio (Nov. 18); Las Vegas (Nov. 26); Albany, N.Y. (Nov. 27); Philadelphia (Dec. 3); Los Angeles (Dec. 6); Denver (Dec. 10-11); Seattle (Dec. 18); Omaha, Neb (Dec. 22); and Salt Lake City (Dec. 23).
For more information, click here for Mannheim Steamroller’s website.