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Wizards of Winter Celebrate 10th Anniversary with New Holiday Album, Tour

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The Wizards of Winter are ready to rock another holiday season with a new album, The Christmas Dream.

Available now, the 10th anniversary set from the holiday rock ensemble includes 10 new tracks from the group comprised of former members of classic rock bands, such as The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, The Irish Tenors, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Band and more. In support of the new album, The Wizards of Winter will embark on a holiday tour across North America.

This Year's Lineup Includes:

  • 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 Gaynor - Narrator

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER 2019 Holiday Tour Dates:

  • 11/13 - Key West, FL @ Key West Theatre
  • 11/14 - Melbourne, FL @ Melbourne Auditorium
  • 11/15 - Clearwater, FL @ The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • 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 - Wickenburg, AZ @ Del E. Webb PAC 
  • 11/29 - Patchogue, 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 PAC
  • 12/13 & 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
  • 12/22 - Bristol, TN @ Paramount PAC

More dates TBA

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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