“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis 30th Anniversary Tour” will be appearing one night only on Friday, December 19, 2014 in the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and are priced at $85.00, $65.00, $35.00 and $10.00 Smart Seats. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling 216-640-8600.
Tickets are available by going on-line at www.playhousesquare.org, by calling (216) 241-6000 or by stopping by the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office.
It was thirty years ago that Mannheim Steamroller released their first Christmas album that revolutionized the holiday season music category. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Davis’ first album in his “Fresh Aire” series which pioneered the New Age music category. This year’s tour will be directed and co-produced by Davis and MagicSpace Entertainment and will feature classic Christmas hits from MS combined with multimedia effects.
The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour is a special holiday tradition for many families in the area and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. This fall there are plans to release a new album “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40” in celebration of the new tour. Tracks will include Christmas fan favorites as well as selections from Davis’ “Fresh Aire” series as well as recordings by his daughter, Elyse.
Through out Mannheim Steamroller’s career they have sold over 40 million albums (28 million in the Christmas genre alone). The group has a total of twelve holiday CDs and on average eight Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums occupy Billboard’s Top Seasonal Chart each and every year.
With19 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.
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 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.
Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers 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 and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.