Record Setting Tour Comes to Fayetteville
This year Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour and Community Concerts will be bringing it to you live on Tuesday, November 19. Mannheim Steamroller is the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry, which means that you will have the chance to be a part of history as you witness this holiday tradition live at the Crown Theatre.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 30 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at CapeFearTix.com, by phone at (888) 257-6208, in-person at the Crown Complex Box Office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg.
“I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour. Back then, many in the music industry said focusing on Christmas just wouldn’t work,” said Davis. “
“Now, 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year.” This year’s show will feature the original classic Christmas hits from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.
About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller
From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., Mannheim Steamroller creator and founder 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.
His first Christmas album in 1984, revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music, the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists. With more than 29 million Christmas albums sold, Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time with Elvis coming in at a distant 17 million holiday records sold. Having 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records, Davis is among an elite group of music artists with this number of RIAA records. He is also one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offering a rich array of lifestyle products on 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.
About Community Concerts
Community Concerts is a volunteer, non-profit arts organization working to make Fayetteville better, one concert at a time. Fayetteville’s oldest non-profit arts organization, Community Concerts works diligently to bring Fayetteville the finest in world-class entertainment while keeping prices affordable to all. For more information and to purchase season tickets, please visit community-concerts.com or call 910-303-3996.
About Spectra Venue Management
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