The Wizards’ routing currently sticks to the regional Northeast and Midwest for a solid month, from Nov. 23 in Syracuse, N.Y., to Dec. 22 in Hagerstown, Md. The new dates are Dec. 3 in Scranton, Penn., Dec. 7 in Parsippany, N.J., and Dec. 22 in Hagerstown, Md.
LeMonnier collaborated with The Wizards of Winter on the albums The Wizards of Winter and The Magic of Winter.
He said: “I had the fortune of meeting The Wizards of Winter in 2013, and I found a group of musicians and friends that quickly became family. The excitement on that stage for their craft and their love for the audience is awe-inspiring and I’m thrilled to be back with the pack to rock the nation this holiday season.”
The Wizards of Winter draws many stylistic influence from the genre-defining Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and has a few more of that group’s old members. The Wizards also recently added TSO’s former vocalist Peter Shaw to the mix, along with Ted Nugent’s old backing bassist Greg Smith and genre vets Shawna Mehall and Jenn Hamilton.
Here is the full routing as it stands:
Nov. 23 – Syracuse, N.Y., Crouse-Hinds Theater
Nov. 25 – Staten Island, N.Y., St. George Theatre
Nov. 26 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Nov. 27 – Beverly, Mass., The Cabot
Dec. 1 – York, Pa., Strand-Capitol Perf. Arts Center
Dec. 2 – Binghamton, N.Y., The Forum Theatre
Dec. 3 – Scranton, Pa., Lackawanna College
Dec. 4 – Plymouth, N.H., The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
Dec. 7 – Parsippany, N.J., Parsippany High School
Dec. 8 – Tarrytown, N.Y., The Tarrytown Music Hall
Dec. 9 – Munhall, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall Of Homestead
Dec. 10 – Collingswood, N.J., Scottish Rite Auditorium
Dec. 11 – Easton, Pa., State Theatre Center For The Arts
Dec. 15 – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Dec. 16 – Waukegan, Ill., Genesee Theatre
Dec. 17 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Northern Lights Theater
Dec. 18 – Turtle Lake, Wis., St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake
Dec. 22 – Hagerstown, Md., Maryland Theatre
Tickets to select dates are on sale now. Head over to TheWizardsOfWinter.com for the latest on the group.