Christmas is just around the corner and this has to be the perfect way to hop into your festive mood, as WIZARDS OF WINTER release an all new single aptly titled, “A Christmas Dream“. WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, RAINBOW and the bands of ALICE COOPER and TED NUGENT are a 12-member ensemble performing classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show. While the group’s style is undoubtedly inspired by the genius of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the WIZARDS OF WINTER offer a diverse array of unique, original material with broad audience appeal performed in a more intimate setting.
WIZARDS OF WINTER‘s latest single”A Christmas Dream” – an enchanting medley featuring segments of the classic holiday tunes “My Favorite Things” and “Carol of the Bells“, which truly evokes the Christmas spirit. Check out the WIZARDS OF WINTER discussing their favorite things plus a behind the scenes studio performance HERE. The WIZARDS OF WINTER musical director and keyboardist Scott Kelly says about the track:
“The arrangement for “A Christmas Dream” has been something that I’ve played during Christmas time for about 20 years; my kids grew up hearing me play it on the piano. It is wonderful to have been able to get together with the band and create a full dynamic orchestration that really brings the song to life. Everyone worked to make it just perfect. We hope it becomes a new holiday anthem.”
As with their most recent album, “The Magic of Winter“, “A Christmas Dream” is produced by Eric Rachel(in tandem with WIZARDS OF WINTER‘s music director/keyboardist Scott Kelly)at Traxeast (SYMPHONY X, SKID ROW, STYX). The track can be purchased HERE.
Hop on the yuletide season express as WIZARDS OF WINTER embark on an US tour spreading far and wide the festive mood with their version of classical and progressive rock music, meticulously carved to invoke nothing but pure catharsis. Tour dates below.
Currently Confirmed WIZARDS OF WINTER Tour Dates:
11/16 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
11/17 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
11/24 – Vineland, NJ @ Landis Theater
11/25 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
12/2 – Fairmont, MN @ Fairmont Opera House
12/3 – Mitchell, SD @ Corn Palace Theatre
12/8 – Bremerton, WA @ Admiral Theatre
12/9 – Longview, WA @ Columbia Theatre
12/10 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
12/14 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
12/15 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Hall
12/16 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen PAC
12/17 – Easton, PA @ Easton State Theatre
12/21 – Traverse City, MI @ City Opera House
12/22 – Adrian, MI @ Crosswell Opera House
12/23 – Canton, OH @ Canton Place Theatre
+ More TBA
Click HERE for ticketing links and further information.