Mannheim Steamroller tour steams ahead for 2011 holidays Mannheim Steamroller tour steams ahead for 2011 holidays
It may still be summer, but preparations for the holidays are in full swing for Mannheim Steamroller. For the 2011 incarnation of its annual... Mannheim Steamroller tour steams ahead for 2011 holidays

It may still be summer, but preparations for the holidays are in full swing for Mannheim Steamroller. For the 2011 incarnation of its annual Christmastime outings, the seasonal music group will set two tour crews on the road for more than a month of concert dates.

Mannheim Steamroller plans to perform a total of 90 concerts from November 10 through December 31. Additional concert announcements are forthcoming, as the tour schedule presently includes just 74 concerts booked from November 11 through December 30.

Among the confirmed dates, Mannheim Steamroller’s two touring companies have performances booked November 13 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN; November 26 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV; December 3 at Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA; December 15 at Memorial Auditorium in San Francisco, CA; December 22 at Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE.

The only city hosting multiple days of performances is Denver, CO, where the West Coast troupe will play at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on December 10 and 11. More itinerary details can be found on Mannheim Steamroller’s official Web site.

Public onsales are yet to be announced for the majority of concerts on the 2011 tour, though Ticketmaster.com does have listings for a handful of markets. Some onsales began as early as May, while a few others are slated for late August and September. Ticket prices also vary widely, beginning around $30 in several cities and ranging up to $80 in others.

Mannheim Steamroller released its first Christmas album in 1984. Since then, the group has become one of the nation’s best known seasonal acts, alongside the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. TSO also released its 2011 holiday tour schedule this month.

Mannheim Steamroller – 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

November 11 Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Theatre
November 11 Richmond, KY Eastern Kentucky University
November 12 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic CenterAuditorium
November 12 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
November 13 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
November 13 Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
November 14 Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium
November 15 Great Falls, MT Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts
November 15 Asheville, NC TBA
November 16 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
November 17 Indiana, PA Kovalchick Complex
November 17 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
November 18 Sioux Falls, SD Husby Performing Arts Center
November 18 Lima, OH Crouse Performance Hall
November 19 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
November 19 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
November 20 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts
November 20 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
November 21 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
November 21 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
November 22 Paducah, KY Four Rivers Center
November 22 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Civic Center
November 25 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
November 26 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
November 26 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center
November 27 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
November 27 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
November 28 Williamsport, PA Community Arts Center
November 29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center for Performing Arts
November 29 Lubbock, TX City Bank Auditorium
November 30 El Paso, TX The Plaza Theatre
November 30 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
December 1 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
December 2 Prescott Valley, AZ Tim’s Toyota Center
December 2 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
December 3 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
December 4 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall
December 4 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
December 5 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
December 6 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
December 6 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
December 7 San Bernardino, CA California Theatre of Performing Arts
December 7 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
December 8 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
December 8 Shippensburg, PA Luhrs Performing Arts Center
December 9 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
December 10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
December 10 – 11 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
December 11 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center
December 13 Manhattan, KS McCain Auditorium
December 13 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre
December 14 Lawrence, KS Lied Center of Kansas
December 14 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
December 15 pringfield, MO Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
December 15 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
December 16 Cedar Falls, IA Gallagher Bluedorn PAC
December 16 Redding, CA Redding Convention Center
December 17 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 17 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
December 18 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
December 18 Akron, OH Thomas Hall
December 19 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
December 20 Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
December 20 Wenatchee, WA Town Toyota Center
December 21 Davenport, IA RiverCenter / Adler Theatre
December 21 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center – Tri Cities
December 22 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater
December 22 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
December 23 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
December 26 Dallas, TX Meyerson Symphony Center
December 28 Austin, TX Long Center for the Performing Arts
December 29 Orange, TX Lutcher Theatre
December 30 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena