The holiday season is quickly approaching and soon a lot of people will be looking to get into the spirit by visiting spectacular displays of lights and decorations like those in New York's Rockefeller Center, watching classic Christmas movies, and planning all kinds of other activities with a holiday theme.
Why not add a theater show or concert to your list? There are plenty of great productions coming up, so if you're looking to get out of the house (or the cold), you have plenty of options. Here are ten of the best: five concerts and five theater shows.
Christmas songs played in a rock opera style with a laser light show. Can you really ask for more? I don't think you can. TSO has become an annual holiday tradition like no other. It's well worth it to see them, and there are two tours running simultaneously, so there's plenty of opportunity to do so. TSO runs until December 30.
Originally known for their new age-inspired instrumentals, Mannheim Steamroller is now better known for their Christmas music. So if you're looking for Christmas classics with a new age twist, Mannheim is your band! Like TSO, Mannheim is running two tours at the same time and also plays until December 30.
Made up of members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops play a series of Holiday Pops shows every year. This year the Holiday Pops shows run from December 7 – 11. There are also pops orchestras with holiday shows in many other cities, so if you're not from or traveling to Boston, be sure to find one near you.
The tour landscape changes a lot over the course of a few months, so it's sometimes hard to keep up. It certainly has changed quite a bit since we last issued an update in April, just before the launch of this blog. Since then Paul McCartney announced a set of dates and Incubus has announced their first tour in two years. Don't worry! We've been keeping tabs on the schedule, so keep on reading to find out what's going on during the rest of the summer.
If you like Paul McCartney or Incubus, you'd better hurry up and get tickets, because the Brit and the band start tours on Friday. McCartney, who has been selling a whole lot of tickets, is visiting five cities. Meanwhile, Incubus' much longer 31-date tour is traversing the U.S. Also beginning a tour this weekend is country legend Dolly Parton. Finally, Kings of Leon will begin their latest tour on July 26.