SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS ANNOUNCE
FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARAVAN TOUR
10 Show Run Will Feature The Band Performing Classic Holiday Songs
Along With Squirrel Nut Zippers Hits
September 5, 2017 – This Winter you’ll have an excellent new reason to round up the kids, adults and grandparents for the holidays.  The Squirrel Nut Zippers are embarking on their first ever holiday tour – The First Annual Christmas Caravan tour.
The ten-city tour starts in Memphis, TN on November 30th and will make stops in Birmingham, Pensacola, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and Orlando. Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday.
“Zipsters, we’re excited to be spreading our holiday cheer with you all this winter,” remarked band leader Jimbo Mathus.  “We’ll be playing selections from our old Christmas Caravan album, holiday hits and of course the finest Squirrel Nut Zippers music for you all. It’s gonna be a blast.”
It was back in 1998 when the Squirrel Nut Zippers released their first and only Holiday album titled Christmas Caravan which went on to sell a quarter of a million copies and reached #12 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.
Since reactivating in mid-2016 the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been performing to packed houses across the country and around the world.  As Jimbo Mathus has said since the band’s re-launch, ‘it’s not a reunion, it’s a revival.’
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album to be released in 2018.  It will be their first in seventeen years.
For the most up to date information on the bands visit:
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – CHRISTMAS CARAVAN TOUR
11/30   Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
12/1     Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theater
12/2     Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
12/3     Atlanta, GA – City Winery
12/5     Nashville, TN – City Winery
12/6     Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
12/7     Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
12/8     Jacksonville, FL – Ritz
12/9     St Petersburg, FL – House Of Blues
12/10   Orlando, FL – House Of Blues

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.