MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS Comes to Detroit's Fox Theatre, 12/7; Tickets on Sale 7/25
Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, a classic holiday tradition for many, returns to the Fox Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m.; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.
Tickets ($30, $45, $58 and $85) go on sale Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount by calling 313-471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. It's also the 40th Anniversary of Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis' first album in his Fresh Aire series which pioneered the New Age music category.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for many families, attracting repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. The show will feature the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.
Davis plans to release a new album, Mannheim Steamroller 30/40, this fall. In celebration of the 30th Anniversary Christmas Tour, tracks will include Christmas fan favorites while selections from Davis' iconic Fresh Aire series and recordings by his daughter, Elyse, will celebrate 40 years of ground-breaking sound.
Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. With a total of twelve holiday CDs, an average of eight Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums occupy Billboard's Top Seasonal Chart every year.
With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys with such certifications.
From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., Mannheim Steamroller creator Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age. This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry's largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis' innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category that revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music. His first Christmas album was released in 1984; the album's success made Christmas records a "must do" for all music artists. With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time.