Mannheim Steamroller Celebrates 25 Years Of Christmas Tours

This holiday season, Mannheim Steamroller will celebrate a quarter-century of being America's favorite Christmas music artist with a 25th Christmas Anniversary Tour of their spectacular and beloved holiday show. The group will perform live for two performances in Cleveland, OH at the State Theatre on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 4:30pm and at 8:00pm. Tickets on sale now at The Playhouse Square Ticket Office, 216.241.6000, and at

Grammy Award® winner and mastermind behind the group, Chip Davis will direct and co-produce both the East Coast and West Coast tour ensembles of Mannheim Steamroller. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state of the art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller releasEd Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the entire music industry. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, founder Chip Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group's signature mix of renaissance instruments with rock & roll beats. The resulting album was a runaway hit and not only propellEd Mannheim Steamroller to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history, but also one of the top 50 biggest selling musical acts ever (they've sold over 35 million albums). The group's annual Christmas tour, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and spending time with friends and family.

While Mannheim Steamroller is known worldwide, the story of founder Chip Davis is a true-life tale of a modern day "Renaissance Man." From founding his own record label American Gramaphone, which has been ranked by Billboard as the #1 independent label, to creating the Mannheim Steamroller "lifestyle" of food, apparel and other products. Chip's accomplishments have been extraordinary. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.

Magic Arts & Entertainment, headed by Lee D. Marshall and Joe Marsh is one of the foremost tour producing companies in the United States and is co-producing the Mannheim Steamroller tour with Chip Davis. As former owners of Magicworks Entertainment, Marshall and Marsh produced and promoted some of the world's most successful concerts, theatricals and family shows. In addition to The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, the company is also currently producing "The Magic of David Copperfield," "Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance," "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" on the road and opening on Broadway October 19 at The Neil Simon Theatre, as well as Green Day's "American Idiot" on Broadway at the St James Theater. In 2008, Magic Arts & Entertainment was acquired by the Tix Corporation (stock symbol TIXC), with Marshall and Marsh assuming the roles of Co-CEO of Tix Productions, a newly formed subsidiary of Tix Corporation. Magic Arts & Entertainment has offices in Cleveland, OH and Salt Lake City, UT.

Mannheim Steamroller is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time and one of the top fifty best-selling artists of the last two decades, outselling prominent artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, REM, Barbara Streisand and Bon Jovi. Composer and creator Chip Davis startEd Mannheim Steamroller more than 30 years ago with his Grammy Award-winning Fresh Aire series. With more than 35 million albums sold, an annual Christmas tour that is consistently ranked as the best selling of any artist, a successful Mannheim Steamroller gourmet food line, and a new audio technology that helps hospital patients in the recovery process (Ambience Medical), Chip Davis is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry.

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