Mannheim Steamroller 30th anniversary tour coming to Braden
Mannheim Steamroller will perform live for one night in Normal at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13, at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at the Braden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge at (800) 745-3000. For special accommodations, contact the Box Office at (309) 438-5444.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the holiday season music category. It’s also the 40th anniversary of tour director and Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis’ first album in his Fresh Aire series, which pioneered the New Age music category.
Davis plans to release a new album, Mannheim Steamroller 30/40, this fall. In celebration of the 30th anniversary Christmas tour, tracks will include Christmas fan favorites while selections from Davis’ iconic Fresh Aire series and recordings by his daughter, Elyse, will celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking sound.
Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. With a total of 12 holiday CDs, an average of eight Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums occupy Billboard’s Top Seasonal Chart every year.
With 19 gold, eight multiplatinum and four platinum-certified records, Davis is among an elite group of artists that include U2, Jay-Z and The Beach Boys with such certifications.