The latest to announce some good Christmas cheer is Trace Adkins who announced today that he's heading out on a Christmas tour starting November 15.
Trace is set to release "The King's Gift," [Amazon] a Christmas album of Celtic carols, on October 29, 2013. He will then embark on The Christmas Show Tour beginning November 15th. Website pre-sale and VIP Tickets begins today, 9/9 at http://www.TraceAdkins.com. VIP ticket holders will be invited to a pre-show experience with a private performance, Q&A, special merchandise and artist meet and greet. General on-sale for all tickets begins on 9/13. (Dates below).
“The Christmas Show” Tour begins a new Adkins holiday tradition for years to come. Envisioned as a theatrical production, Trace will alternate between fireside story-telling of anecdotes (both personal and historical) and performances of classic carols with a 12 piece ensemble – a quartet string section, female vocalists and a range of traditional instruments. The tour is inspired by Adkins’ annual hosting duties at Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, where his deep baritone narrates Christmas stories, while a full choir and orchestra performs. It has always been a highlight of Trace’s year and he is thrilled to bring his own unique version of this concept on tour.
THE KING’S GIFT Track Listing: (with featured artists noted):
O’ Come Emmanuel (with Emma Stevens)
Away In A Manger
I Saw Three Ships (w. The Chieftains feat. Alyth McCormack)
Silent Night (w. Kevin and Lily Costner)
We Three Kings (w. Sonya Isaacs)
Drummer Boy (w. Kenny Aronoff)
Oh Holy Night (w. The Isaacs)
What Child Is This
THE CHRISTMAS SHOW Tour Dates & Venues:
11/15 Effingham, IL Effingham Performance Center
11/16 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center
11/17 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
11/19 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
11/21 Shippensburg, PA H. Ric Luhrs PAC – Shippensburg Univ.
11/22 Utica, NY Stanley Center for the Performing Arts
11/23 Sewell, NJ TD Banks Arts Center
11/29 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/30 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
12/1 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
12/3 Troy, OH Hobart
12/4 Youngstown, OH Coveli Center
12/5 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
12/13 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic
12/14 Onamia, MN Grand Casino Mille Lacs
12/15 Carmel, IN Palladium @ Carmel Center
12/17 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole
12/18 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckhert Hall