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THE WIZARDS OF WINTER Stream New Track "Handel's Torch"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:05 AM


From The Upcoming New Album, The Christmas Dream

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Holiday rock ensemble THE WIZARDS OF WINTER are giving fans a taste of the upcoming third album, The Christmas Dream, with the new track "Handel's Torch" available online now.

Listen to the song via https://wizardsofwinter.com/media or watching the video below.

"It is often said that prog rock music is the classical music of our day," says founder and keyboardist Scott Kelly. "The band thought it would be fun to put a rock spin on one of the great classical tunes associated with Christmas. "Handel's Torch" is a nod to the Hallelujah Chorus. If you listen closely you will hear several other classic melodies woven through the piece as well. It is a blast to play and we think it rocks. We hope our fans think it rocks too."

The Christmas Dream contains 10 new original songs and is a rocking holiday sleigh ride that crosses musical boundaries from prog metal to contemporary, appealing to a broad and diverse audience. The Christmas Dream is THE WIZARDS OF WINTER's strongest release thus far. Pre-orders for The Christmas Dream are available now at www.wizardsofwinter.com/store.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER - now in their tenth year - will kick off their annual holiday tour on November 13. The band's classical and progressive-influenced rock music is woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed show, performed in an intimate setting.

THE WIZARDS OF WINTER feature former members of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, RAINBOW, BLUE OYSTER CULT, TED NUGENT and THE IRISH TENORS and have added even more new talent to their ranks this year, including violinist and backup vocalist Kornelia Rad (Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra), lead vocalist and auxiliary keyboardist Alexis Smith, and last but not least, lead guitarist Steve Brown (TRIXTER, DEF LEPPARD, DENNIS DEYOUNG, ROCK OF AGES).

See below for a full listing of tour dates. Tickets for all currently confirmed dates are on sale now via individual venues.

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 @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 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 Rapids PAC
  • 12/13 - Harris, MI @ Island Resort Casino
  • 12/14 - 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
+More dates TBA!


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