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Trace Adkins Plots Theatrical Christmas Tour

November-December trek to feature Celtic carols and a one-man-show act

Trace Adkins Christmas Tour

Trace Adkins speaks to the audience during his Christmas Show tour stop in Nashville in 2013.

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Trace Adkins will spread holiday cheer in more than two dozen cities this November and December, as he hits the road for his second annual Christmas Show Tour. (See a full list of cities and dates below.)

With more than a dozen acting credits to his name — including this year’s family comedy, Moms’ Night Out — Adkins has made the tour somewhat of a theatrical production, mixing performances of holiday songs with comical, fireside chats on a set made to look like a living room.

“The holidays are my favorite time of year and I’m excited to bring this show back on the road,” the Louisiana native writes in a statement. “These shows aren’t just a straight up concert, they’re bigger and more exciting with the 12 piece ensemble, the storytelling and some of the most beautiful arrangements I’ve ever heard.”

Most carols performed on the tour, including “Away in a Manger” and “What Child Is This,” are featured on Adkins’ 2013 album, The King’s Gift. He has also released a DVD of the Christmas Show, filmed during his tour stop in Clearwater, Florida, last year. It includes guest appearances by Alyth McCormack, Andrea Zonn and Lily Costner.

Adkins’ inspiration for his holiday tour came from one of his favorite annual traditions: hosting Disney World’s Candlelight Processional. Each December, the singer goes to the Magic Kingdom to narrate Christmas stories, alongside a choir and orchestra.

Trace Adkins’ Christmas Show 2014 Tour

November 14 — West Point, New York

November 15 — Worcester, Massachusetts

November 16 — Boston

November 18 — New Brunswick, New Jersey

November 19 — Englewood, New Jersey

November 20 — Wilmington, Delaware

November 21 — Providence, Rhode Island

November 22 — Baltimore, Maryland

November 23 — Verona, New York

November 28 — South Bend, Indiana

November 29 — Wabash, Indiana

November 30 — Dearborn, Michigan

December 4 — Stafford, Texas

December 5 — Greenville, Texas

December 6 — Salina, Kansas

December 7 — Davenport, Iowa

December 10 — Fayetteville, North Carolina

December 11 — Nashville

December 12 — Nashville

December 13 — Cherokee, North

December 16 — Memphis

December 17 — Atlanta

December 18 — Mobile, Alabama

December 19 — Jacksonville, Florida

December 20 — Ft. Pierce, Florida

December 21 — Clearwater, Florida


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