Trace Adkins Brings “The Christmas Show Tour” to Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, December 17
Tickets on Sale Friday, September 13 at 11 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. – Country music’s Trace Adkins will bring “The Christmas Show Tour,” a reverent theatrical and musical production for the whole family featuring selections from his forthcoming Christmas album of Celtic carols, The King’s Gift, to audiences at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 at 11 a.m.
The King’s Gift (or Tiodhlac An Righ, in Gaelic) is Adkin’s first-ever holiday album since his Platinum debut sixteen years ago. He is joined in this effort by the world renowned traditional Irish ensemble The Chieftains, Scottish vocalist Alyth McCormack, British folk/pop star Emma Stevens, multi award-winning family group The Isaacs, actor Kevin Costner and daughter Lily Costner, and rock drummer Kenny Aronoff. The album transports the listener to a time of mystery, valor, magic and honor. Adkins’ rich baritone is backed by the expected keyboards, acoustic, steel and bass guitars of American folk music in harmony with the weissenborn, mandolin, uillean pipe, penny whistle, violin, viola, cello, harp, piano and organ.
“The Christmas Show Tour” begins a new Adkins holiday tradition. A theatrical production, Adkins will alternate between fireside story-telling of anecdotes (both personal and historical) and performances of classic carols with a 12-piece ensemble – a quartet string section, female vocalists and a range of traditional instruments. The tour is inspired by Adkins’ annual hosting duties at Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, where his deep baritone has narrated Christmas stories in conjunction with the performance of a full choir and orchestra. An annual highlight of Trace’s year, he is thrilled to bring his own unique version of this concept on tour.
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), he developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for three consecutive years.
In 2011, Adkins’ album, Proud to Be Here debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart and his eleventh studio album, Love Will… was released this past May on Show Dog-Universal Music. His album of Celtic-infused Christmas carols, The King’s Gift, will be available October 29, 2013.
Tickets cost $81.50, $71.50 and $61.50*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
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