’Tis The Season For Gary Hoey

You’ll want to break out the good eggnog when Gary Hoey rolls into your town this Christmas season.  Launching at the end of this month, destinations on the “Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour” include Sellersville, Pa., San Jose, Calif., and two nights in Detroit, Mich.

As with many holiday outings there is a story behind Hoey’s upcoming Yule-time adventure.  Back in 1995 Hoey applied his legendary guitar skills to his favorite holiday songs.  The result was Ho Ho Hoey, which sold more than 350,000 copies while the tracks became instant seasonal classics on rock radio stations throughout the known universe.

Photo: Jeff Resta
Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

But Hoey’s holiday charm didn’t stop with an album. His Xmas tour has become a much anticipated annual event.

“I love doing the Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour every year because I get to give back and help folks with various charities and toy drives,” Hoey said.  “It allows me to help communities and have some fun at the same time.”

The shows, which will also feature selections from Hoey’s latest release, Deja Blues, will also give you a chance to meet the axeman who has played and toured with Jeff Beck, Queen’s Brian May, Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, Dick Dale, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani and other guitar masters.  Hoey’s guitar resume also includes his gig as music director with the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and his appearance at “Campalooza 2013” in New York where he jammed with Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Leslie West, Peter Criss and Johnny Winter.  Speaking of which, Hoey will be at the January RnR Fantasy Camp featuring Joe Perry in Mashantucket, Conn.

Now it’s time for Hoey to light up your holidays.  Here are the dates:

Nov. 30 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Dec. 5 – Lincoln, R.I., Twin River Casino
Dec. 6 – Detroit, Mich., City Theatre
Dec. 7 – Detroit, Mich., City Theatre
Dec. 11 – Saint Charles, Ill., Arcada Theatre
Dec. 13 – Salisbury, Mass., Blue Ocean Music Hall
Dec. 14 –Norfolk, Conn., Infinity Hall Norfolk
Dec. 18 – San Jose, Calif., Rockbar Theater
Dec. 19 – San Juan Capistrano, Calif., The Coach House Concert Hall
Dec. 20 – Ramona, Calif., Ramona Mainstage

Some shows are already on sale.  Check out GaryHoey.com for more details.