Friday, November 24th, 2017

Mannheim Steamroller coming to Honeywell

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

The holiday season will be in full swing once Mannheim Steamroller takes the Ford Theater stage for two performances at the Honeywell Center;  Friday, November 24 at 3 p.m., and again at 7:30 p.m.  The shows will feature classic Mannheim Steamroller Christmas hits set to a plethora of special effects. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Tickets are $65, $52 and $38. Corporate sponsorship is provided by The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest-running tours in the music industry.

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age. This former teacher and jingle-writer founded the music industry’s largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis’ innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category. In 1984, Davis released his first Christmas album which revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music. The album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for many music artists. With more than 28 million Christmas albums sold, Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time with Elvis coming in at a distant 17 million holiday records sold.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at (260) 563-1102.