With under 100 days until Christmas Day and festive items in stores already, MARK TREMONTI – the Grammy award-winning musician, producer, author as well as founding member of renowned rock bands Alter Bridge, Creed, and Tremonti – has shared a second song from his upcoming holiday album, Christmas Classics New & Old.
From the opening refrain of “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” to its final closing note, the honey-throated, warm timbre of Mark Tremonti and incredible musicianship of his very experienced, well-respected orchestra, will captivate the listener. “The Christmas Song” features a contemporary arrangement by producer Carey Deadman over the timeless holiday classic. The track is now available via all streaming partners and fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “The Christmas Song” and the previously released “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.”
A holiday themed visualiser is the perfect substitute to any classic Yule Log video and can be seen here.
Christmas Classics New & Old is Mark’s interpretation of nine holiday classics and one original penned song from the acclaimed songwriter himself. After the success of his interpretation of songs Frank Sinatra made famous on his album Tremonti Sings Sinatra, Mark decided to partner up with the orchestra from that album to work on the holiday album, again being released through his Take A Chance For Charity organisation. The album is scheduled for release worldwide on October 27th, in plenty of time for the festive season.
From the opening horns of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to the slow fade of the Donny Hathaway classic “This Christmas,” Mark Tremonti showcases the music that was the bedrock of his childhood holidays. Mark’s interpretations of songs like “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noel” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” find their place among the many great versions that preceded them. “O Holy Night” is one of Mark’s personal favourites and finds new life in the inspired arrangement by producer Carey Deadman. Mark also took the time to create his own holiday composition called “Christmas Morning.” Christmas Classics New & Old will sit alongside the most-cherished holiday albums and continues to showcase the musical diversity inside Mark Tremonti.
Sure to be an essential Christmas listening purchase, it is available for pre-order at: www.tremontichristmas.com.
Reuniting with members of the orchestra from Tremonti Sings Sinatra and Christmas Classics New & Old, Mark has also announced 3 new US tour dates to go along with his previously announced show in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 16. The new dates will take Mark and his orchestra to New Jersey for two shows and Beverly Hills, California for one next January.
The shows are:
Friday, January 5 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Music Box at Borgata
Saturday, January 6 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
Saturday, January 13 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
Tickets for all shows will be available on September 29 at: https://tremontisingssinatra.com.
As a GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum musician, MARK TREMONTI’s dynamic musical career spans influential bands from Alter Bridge and Creed to his own Tremonti, leaving an indelible imprint on hard rock with over 40 million albums sold, chart-topping debuts, countless television appearances and magazine covers, sold out arenas everywhere, and dozens of other accolades. To say he broadened his horizons with 2022’s Mark Tremonti Sings Sinatra might just be the understatement of the century though. He paid homage to 14 Sinatra classics backed by surviving members of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ band, in addition to a cadre of A-list session players. Right out of the gate, it incited widespread audience and tastemaker applause. Beyond features from Billboard, CBS New York, Washington Post, and many more, Carson Daly spotlighted the project on TODAY and raved, “Bar-none the best Frank Sinatra cover I’ve ever heard.”
Donating 100% of the album’s proceeds to the National Down Syndrome Society [NDSS] as part of his Take A Chance For Charity organisation, NDSS notably honoured Mark and his family at its Annual Gala & Auction in 2023. Moreover, the album hit #1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums Chart, and he would go on to play a handful of sold-out shows in support of the album, including one in London. However, he has yet to musically contribute to the happiest season of all – until now. Just in time for the holidays, he delivers Christmas Classics New & Old with nine renditions of holiday anthems and one original tailor-made to “put a smile on your face, make you feel good, and get you into the Christmas spirit,” according to Mark.
Photo credit – Chuck Brueckmann