The WIZARDS OF WINTER are pleased to announce the first of many planned performances of the 2016 holiday season! The ensemble, which features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, will perform in Syracuse, NY, Red Bank, NJ and Tarrytown, NY during the months of November and December 2016. This year’s event promises to bring even bigger production and some new musical surprises! See below for a full listing of dates.
The WIZARDS OF WINTER Tour Dates:
Music director/keyboardist Scott Kelly states, “The WIZARDS OF WINTER are beyond thrilled to announce our first shows of the holiday season! We cannot wait to once again share our passion of holiday rock music with families all over the northeast. We hope to see many familiar faces and make new friends at these shows. Also, we’re excited to be launching the tour with our return to the Count Basie Theater. The venue and the fans who attended last year’s performance were just fantastic. We can’t wait to present our even bigger production and some fun musical surprises to our fans. After all, it is the most magical time of year!”
Check back for more performance confirmations and ticket links coming soon via www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-
The WIZARDS OF WINTER released their latest original holiday music album, The Magic of Winter, in late 2015. The Magic of Winter is produced by Eric Rachel at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx) and can be ordered in physical format here or purchased digitally via iTunes. The album features the infectious single “The Spirit of Christmas”, which you can watch the enchanting music video for here.
Praise for The Magic of Winter:
“As we near ever closer to the arrival of Santa Claus, the WIZARDS OF WINTER have graced us with a wonderful soundtrack for the festive season. Whether you’re putting up the tree or wrapping presents, this 10-track CD provides endless amounts of joy… Give the WIZARDS OF WINTER a chance; you won’t be disappointed.” – Aaron Small, BraveWords
“The band features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, so it comes as no surprise to hear sweeping, dramatic arrangements of holiday songs and classics on The Magic of Winter – a fine record to get your Santa spirit flowing in full force…” – Johnny Firecloud, CraveOnline
“It’s a Christmas album that both metalheads and non-metalheads can enjoy.”
– Chad Bowar, About.com Heavy Metal
About The WIZARDS OF WINTER:
The WIZARDS OF WINTER are an eclectic group of musicians from the NY/NJ/PA tri-state region who perform classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed event. While the group’s style is undoubtedly inspired by the genius of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the WIZARDS OF WINTER are far from a TSO tribute band. The Wizards’ original material is very unique and has a broad audience appeal, applied in a more intimate setting.
Tony Gaynor, an original member of TSO, is currently performing with the WIZARDS OF WINTER on their musical journey. Tommy Farese and Michael Lanning, also former members of TSO, have performed with the band on occasion as well.
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