Michael McDonald Adds Solo Xmas Shows To North American Tour

Michael McDonald at the Powow! jam
John Davisson
– Michael McDonald at the Powow! jam
Michael McDonald, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, Fla., Mar. 3, 2017
In celebration of a new holiday-themed compilation album, Michael McDonald has added several winter dates to his North American tour. 
McDonald confirms two nights in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl with Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross, as well as shows in N.Y.’s South Street Seaport, Washington D.C.’s Filene Center at Wolf Trap with Peter Cetera, St. Louis’ Loufest, the Cityfolk Festival in Ottawa and others. McDonald also includes 10 solo performances at Café Carlyle in N.Y.C. from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. 
Set to release on Oct. 12 via BMG Records, Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection includes McDonald’s new recording of “Winter Wonderland,” featuring Jake Shimabukuro. The album also features McDonald’s classic Christmas records such as “White Christmas/Winter Wonderland” featuring Jonny Lang, “Oh Holy Night,” “Christmas on the Bayou” and “Children Go Where I Send Thee” featuring Twinkie Clark. 
The new dates go along with previously announced McDonald dates including Sept. 22 at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Nov. 21, the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Fla., Nov. 23 and others stretching into mid-December.
Recent Michael McDonald boxoffice reports submitted to Pollstar include May 13 at the Count Basie center for the Arts in New Jersey, which sold 1,014 tickets and grossed $76,579; the Eventim Apollo in London March 15 (3,327, $234,184) and Feb 27. A the Barbara B Mann. Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, Fla., which sold 1,759 tickets and grossed $97,320.
Michael McDonald North American Tour
September 9 St. Louis, MO Loufest Music Festival
September 11 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
September 12 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
September 14 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
September 15 Ottawa, ON CityFolk
September 17 Rutland, VT The Paramount Theater
September 19 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
September 21 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey
September 22 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial Theatre
September 23 Huntington, NY The Paramount
October 23 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 24 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 25 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 26 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 27 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 30 New York, NY Café Carlyle
October 31 New York, NY Café Carlyle
November 1 New York, NY Café Carlyle
November 2 New York, NY Café Carlyle
November 3 New York, NY Café Carlyle
November 21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
November 23 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
November 24 Coconut Creek, FL Seminole Casino, The Pavilion
November 27 Fayetteville, NC Crown Theatre
November 30 Bensalem, PA Parx Casino, XCite Center
December 1 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House Gala
December 2 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
December 8 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center
December 9 Champaign, IL Virginia Theatre
December 12 Tiffin, OH The Ritz Theatre
December 14 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
December 15 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
December 18 Orange, TX Lutcher Theater
December 21 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino, Showplace Theatre