Martina McBride announces holiday tour dates

Martina McBride Christmas

Remember back a few weeks ago when I said that Martina McBride was skipping a Christmas tour and just doing one show in Nashville this holiday season?

Yeah, turns out that was wrong. 

Meh, it happens.

From a press release:

Superstar singer/songwriter Martina McBride will share her
favorite time of the year with music lovers across the country once again, as
she announces the 2013 Pandora Jewelry Presents Martina McBride: "The
Joy of Christmas" Tour. The 12-city tour will kick off in Huntington,
WV on Friday, November 29 and wrap up in Chicago on Saturday, December 21.

"This
is such a fun and special tour to do," said Martina. "I love bringing Christmas
to life on stage and putting everyone in the Christmas spirit. My favorite part
of the show is the Q&A where I go into the audience. You never know what is
going to happen, and the spontaneity is something I really enjoy." 

This
year's tour will include everything from pop classics like "Let it Snow" and
'I'll Be Home For Christmas" to beautiful hymns such as "O Come All Ye Faithful"
and "O Holy Night." Martina's multiple wardrobe changes will enhance the
entertainment.

A
12-piece band complete with a string section will back Martina, as she brings
her love of the holidays to a variety of venues. A video screen depicting scenes
of the season will complement Martina's versions of traditional and contemporary
holiday classics, which are sure to put concert goers in the Christmas spirit.

At
each stop last year, an athlete, popular radio personality or local celebrity
read "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" story, while Martina sang "You're A Mean
One, Mr. Grinch." Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, Green Bay
Packer Jordy Nelson, Pittsburgh Steeler Brett Keisel, tv personality Storme
Warren, hockey great Jim Dowd and others shared the fun segment with the Grammy
winner. Plans are to again highlight celebrities during the reading of "The
Grinch" again this year.

The
Chicago Tribune
last year reviewed: "Only a true Grinch would have been
unmoved by this show, a dream of Christmas as so many wish it could really be.
"It was touching. It was funny. It was fun. McBride is a sincere cheerleader for
high hopes and better times ahead. She's earned her place in the Christmas
pantheon, parked by the fireplace next to Bing and Andy."

The
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
wrote about the concert: "Inside the
Milwaukee Theatre, a multigenerational audience of revelers was greeted with all
the trappings of the Christmas season as Martina McBride crafted a classic
holiday extravaganza. Performing a two-hour set of yuletide tunes in front of 12
formally dressed musicians, this was purely a holly jolly affair."

A
three-time Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award winner,
four-time Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" and
GRAMMY®-winning recording artist, Martina McBride has sold more than 18 million
albums and garnered numerous #1 hits throughout her career. She was the special
guest on George Strait's final tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, earlier this
year, and she continues her headline tour through early November.

Her
nationwide volunteer group, "Team Martina," recently donated
over $40,000.00 to Nashville's Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, and last week
her fans surpassed their goal to raise $20,000 for the Chastain
Park Conservancy Playground, "Play Chastain." The
campaign culminates with Martina's September 28, 2013 performance at the
Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

For
more news, tour dates, ticket information and more, visit www.MartinaMcBride.com,

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/martinamcbride

or Twitter @MartinaMcBride.

Pandora
Jewelry Presents Martina McBride Joy of Christmas 2013 Tour Dates:
(Venues to be announced later.)

  • 11/29
    – Huntington, WV
  • 11/30
    – Louisville, KY
  • 12/4
    – Nashville, TN
  • 12/6
    – Minneapolis, MN
  • 12/7
    – La Crosse, WI
  • 12/8
    – Sioux City, IA
  • 12/11
    – Knoxville, TN
  • 12/12
    – Muncie, IN
  • 12/13
    – St. Louis, MO
  • 12/19
    – Green Bay, WI
  • 12/20
    – Bloomington, IL
  • 12/21
    – Chicago (Rosemont), IL 

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