CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH
The beloved holiday tour returns to Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday, December 04 at 7:30 pm.
Mannheim Steamroller, now in its 31st year, is still met by sold-out audiences. It was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. This year Mannheim Steamroller’s two touring ensembles will hold over 90 performances throughout the United States. The show features classic Christmas hits as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests. It is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.
Also keep an eye out for announcements from MPBN as PBS stations nationwide will be broadcasting “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” this year. The milestone special was filmed to mark the group’s 30 year anniversary of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking Fresh Aire compositions. This year’s tour includes many of the songs heard in the PBS special broadcast.
In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the sounds of Christmas. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, they 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 Mannheim Steamroller went on to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history. The group’s Christmas tour has become an annual holiday tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and creating unforgettable moments with friends and family. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CD’s have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year.
This show played to a full house the last time it came to Portland Maine so make sure to get your tickets early!