Mannheim Steamroller Announces 2016 Christmas Tour

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Best Selling Christmas Artist of all Time to Perform in Cities Across America

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 15th, 2016. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances across the country.

Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller all with dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Christmas Tour. The group’s first Christmas album, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, was released in 1994 and revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. This year’s tour includes many of the performances in a PBS special broadcast airing this year, “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” featuring the group’s legendary concert.

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday albums have become synonymous with Christmas and consistently occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year.

With 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Chip Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys with such certifications.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. http://www.magicspace.net

About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
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. He went on to revolutionize 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 music artist of all time. Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products on http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic.

Mannheim Steamroller Tour Dates to include:
11/15/2016    Loveland, CO            Budweiser Event Center
11/15/2016    Pensacola, FL            Saenger Theatre
11/16/2016    Colorado Springs, CO        Pikes Peak Center
11/16/2016    Panama City, FL        Marina Civic Center
11/17/2016    Rapid City, SD        Rushmore Plaza Civic
11/17/2016    Lakeland, FL            The Lakeland Center
11/18/2016    Sioux City, IA            Orpheum Theatre
11/18/2016    Sarasota, FL            Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
11/19/2016    Cedar Rapids, IA        US Cellular Center
11/19/2016    Ft Myers, FL            Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/20/2016    Sioux Falls, SD        Washington Pavilion
11/20/2016    Melbourne, FL        King Center
11/21/2016    Jacksonville, FL        Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center
11/22/2016    Grand Forks, ND        Chester Fritz
11/22/2016    Montgomery, AL        Montgomery PAC
11/23/2016    Bemidji, MN            Sanford Center
11/23/2016    Louisville, KY            Kentucky Center
11/25/2016    Muskegon, MI            Frauenthal Theatre
11/25/2016    Charlotte, NC            Blumenthal
11/26/2016    Kalamazoo, MI        Miller Auditorium
11/26/2016    Atlanta    , GA            Fox Theatre
11/27/2016    Midland, MI            Midland Center for the Arts
11/27/2016    Columbia, SC            Koger Center
11/28/2016    Madison, WI            Overture Center for the Arts
11/28/2016    North Charleston, SC        North Charleston PAC
11/29/2016    South Bend, IN        Morris Performing Arts
11/29/2016    Wilmington, NC        The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
11/30/2016    East Lansing, MI        Wharton Center
12/1/2016    Bloomington, IL        US Cellular Center
12/2/2016    Des Moines, IA        Des Moines Civic
12/2/2016    Johnstown, PA            Cambria War Memorial Arena
12/3/2016    Des Moines, IA        Des Moines Civic
12/3/2016    Philadelphia, PA        Academy of Music
12/4/2016    Minneapolis, MN        State Theatre
12/4/2016    Waterbury, CT            Palace Theatre
12/6/2016    Ft Wayne, IN            Embassy Theatre
12/6/2016    Bangor    , ME            Cross Insurance Center
12/7/2016    Paducah, KY            Carson Center
12/7/2016    Concord, NH            Capitol Center
12/8/2016    Bowling Green, KY        SKYPAC
12/8/2016    Rochester, NY            Auditorium Theatre
12/9/2016    Columbia, MO        Jesse Auditorium
12/9/2016    Hershey, PA            Hershey Theatre
12/10/2016    Kansas City, MO        Midland Theatre
12/10/2016    New Brunswick, NJ        State Theatre
12/11/2016    Wichita, KS            Century II
12/11/2016    N Bethesda, MD        Music Center at Strathmore
12/13/2016    Fort Smith, AR        ArcBest Performing Arts Center
12/13/2016    Pittsburgh, PA            Benedum Center
12/14/2016    Salina, KS            Bicentennial Center
12/14/2016    Bethlehem, PA        Sands Bethlehem
12/15/2016    Spencer, IA            Clay County Regional Event Center
12/15/2016    New Philadelphia, OH    Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
12/16/2016    Joliet, IL            Rialto Square Theatre
12/16/2016    Detroit, MI            Fox Theatre
12/17/2016    Rosemont, IL            Rosemont Theatre
12/17/2016    Cleveland, OH            State Theatre
12/18/2016    Milwaukee, WI        Riverside Theatre
12/18/2016    Columbus, OH        Palace Theatre
12/20/2016    Lincoln, NE            Lied Center
12/20/2016    Durham, NC            DPAC
12/21/2016    Kearney, NE            Viaero Event Center
12/21/2016    Knoxville, TN            Lexington Opera House
12/22-23/2016    Omaha, NE            Orpheum Theatre
12/23/2016    Memphis, TN            Orpheum Theatre
12/26/2016    Austin, TX            Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
12/27/2016    Tempe, AZ            Gammage Auditorium
12/27/2016    Amarillo, TX            Amarillo Civic Center
12/28/2016    San Diego, CA        Civic Theatre
12/28/2016    Tulsa, OK            Tulsa PAC
12/29/2016    Santa Barbara, CA        Granada Theater
12/29/2016    Ft Worth, TX            Bass Hall
12/30/2016    Riverside, CA            Fox Theatre

For a complete list of tour dates, visit:
http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/2016-christmas-tour

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