MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER PBS SPECIAL AIRING NATIONWIDE
Chip Davis, Musical Prodigy, Maverick Businessman and Founder of
Announces the Return of
"Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live"
Spectacular PBS Special Airing Nationwide
Airing June 6 at 8 pm and June 11 at 10 pm on WUCF
Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one performance only at The King Center on November 20th at 4 pm.
This summer, public television stations throughout the U.S. will begin airing “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live.” The concert special marks two anniversaries for the hugely successful act; their debut album, Fresh Aire, was released four decades ago. Ten years later, Mannheim released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, their 1st holiday album, and revolutionized the Christmas music industry.
Today Mannheim Steamroller is the #1 Christmas music artist in history with sales of almost 29 million holiday records; the second closest is Elvis Presley with 17 million. Sales of all Mannheim Steamroller albums totals over 40 million, placing the group among the top-selling music artists in recent decades.
“30/40 Live” celebrates the group’s history and continuing strength as a vibrant touring entity with performances of their cherished Christmas classics and groundbreaking Fresh Aire series. Combining interviews and behind-the scenes segments with concert footage “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” airs exclusively on PBS stations.
The program was captured in high definition and recorded in surround sound over two evenings in December, 2014 at the magnificent 100-year-old Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE, hometown of Mannheim Steamroller and American Gramaphone the group’s label.
“30/40 Live” is a comprehensive look back at the incredibly successful career of Chip Davis and his Grammy-award winning Mannheim Steamroller music. It’s also a perfect introduction to the those who are experiencing the group’s music for the first time. A companion album, “30/40,” along with a 3-disc ultimate edition album and an exclusive vinyl addition will be available.