Photo by Jeff Smith
Holiday rock ensemble THE WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Ted Nugent and The Irish Tenors– are celebrating their 10th year of enchanting audiences across North America in 2019! The ensemble will head back out on the road beginning November 14 in Melbourne, FL. The tour will visit cities and towns across North America, and more dates are scheduled to be confirmed soon!
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER perform classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show, performed in an intimate setting. On this tour, THE WIZARDS OF WINTER will dazzle concertgoers with new original music from their upcoming full-length album, The Christmas Dream – scheduled to be released this coming fall. THE WIZARDS OF WINTER are currently in the studio putting final touches on The Christmas Dream, their strongest release thus far, and with its diverse musical flavors, will have the broadest musical appeal! THE WIZARDS OF WINTER will also perform many of their own original classics that audiences have grown to cherish throughout the years.
See below for a full listing of tour dates. Tickets for all currently confirmed dates are on sale now via individual venues.
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER 2019 Holiday Tour Dates:
11/14 Melbourne, FL @ Melbourne Auditorium
11/16 Stuart, FL @ Lyric Theater
11/21 Pueblo, CO @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
11/22 Alto, NM @ Spencer Theatre
11/23 Gilbert, AZ @ Higley PAC
11/24 Wickenberg, AZ @ Del E. Webb PAC
11/29 Patchogue, Long Island, NY @ Patchogue Theatre
11/30 Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre
12/1 Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
12/5 Angola, IN @ T. Furth PAC
12/6 Pontiac, MI @ Flagstar Strand Theatre
12/7 Johnson Creek, WI @ Gobbler Theatre
12/8 St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
12/12 Wisconsin Rapids, WI @ Wisconsin Rapids PAC
12/13 & 12/14 Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino
12/15 Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Theatre
12/17 Canton, OH @ Canton Palace
12/19 Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
12/20 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak
12/21 Roanoke Rapids, NC @ Roanoke Rapids Theatre
+More dates TBA!
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER have added even more new talent to their ranks this year, including violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad, lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith, and last but not least, lead guitarist Steve Brown.
Aside from being a founding member of hard rock icons Trixter, lead guitarist Steve Brown has performed with Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx), Joe Lynn Turner (formerly of Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), and on Broadway in the hit musical “Rock Of Ages”. In 2013, and again in 2018, Steve was invited to be the vicarial guitarist for the legendary Def Leppard. Lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith has performed as a lead vocalist on Holland America cruises, in several Off Broadway and additional theatre productions, and performed a one-woman show at the Davenport Theater. Award-winning violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad has toured worldwide with Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, has worked with many accomplished European composers, and has been performing since childhood.
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER founder and keyboardist Scott Kelly says, “This year’s THE WIZARDS OF WINTER tour will mark the band’s 10th anniversary and will be our biggest production to date. This fact, coupled with the addition of talented new members, means the show is going to be over the top! We can’t wait to bring it to new and old fans alike nationwide.”
THE WIZARDS OF WINTER are pleased to be working with new agent Bob Kinkead, CEO of The Kinkead Entertainment Agency. Kinkead says, “Having THE WIZARDS OF WINTER on our roster is very exciting for me and my team. With the show being presented in an intimate theatre setting, I am thrilled for audiences all over the USA to experience a magical holiday rock opera that they will never forget.”
About the THE WIZARDS OF WINTER:
Each night on tour, the THE WIZARDS OF WINTER evoke the spirit of Christmas, weaving a story entirely based on their latest full-length album, The Magic of Winter, and new music. Each THE WIZARDS OF WINTER performance showcases soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, outstanding guitar leads, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work – taking the listener on a musical journey, covering many genres from pop to progressive rock. Previous tours have seen the THE WIZARDS OF WINTERperforming their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to tens of thousands of attendees and has grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music. The ensemble’s singles have also been aired on SiriusXM Holly.
Listen to the THE WIZARDS OF WINTER‘s latest single, “Salzburg Carol” – an enchanting medley featuring segments of the classic holiday tunes “My Favorite Things” and “Carol of the Bells” – here.
The Magic of Winter, which features the breakout single, “The Spirit of Christmas” (watch the music video here), can be ordered in physical format here or purchased digitally via iTunes.
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THE WIZARDS OF WINTER is:
Scott Kelly – Founder, Keyboards
Sharon Kelly – Vocals/Flute
Fred Gorhau – Lead Guitar
Greg Smith – Bass
John O’Reilly – Drums
Steve Brown – Lead Guitar
Vincent Jiovino – Vocals
Karl Scully – Vocals
Alexis Smith – Vocals/Auxiliary Keys
Kornelia Rad – Violin/Vocals
Tony Gainer – Narrator