Raul Malo commences first holiday tour
Monday, November 26, 2007
– Raul Malo, best known as the former leader of The Mavericks, hits the stage Wednesday night in Connecticut to kick off his first-ever Christmas Party Tour in support of his new Christmas CD, "Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites."
After a great response to holiday tunes at select shows last year, Malo decided to go all out this year and has 12 dates set for the inaugural Christmas Party Tour, where Malo and his band (replete with swinging horn section) will mix holiday favorites with songs from his formidable solo career and a few Mavericks favorites.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 28 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 29 - Pittsburgh - Byham Theater
Nov. 30 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater
Dec. 1 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino
Dec. 4 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
Dec. 5 - Boston - Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 7 - Baltimore - Rams Head Live
Dec. 8 - Irvington, NY - Town Hall Theater
Dec. 11 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Dec. 12 - New York - Highline Ballroom
Dec. 14 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box Theater at the Borgata
Dec. 15 - Harrisburg, PA - Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts
Dec. 19 - Nashville - Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Dec. 21-22 Nashville - Ryman Auditorium - The Grand Ole Opry
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