Award-winning hitmakers Phil Vassar and Pam Tillis are teaming up and hitting the road together for their “Holidays and Hits” 2023 Christmas tour. See below for full list of tour dates and visit PhilVassar.com to purchase tickets.
“I love doing Christmas shows and I’m really excited to be going out with Pam. I’ve always respected her so much and I know it’s going to be a really great show,” shared Vassar.
The chart-topping singer-songwriters will embark on their “Holidays and Hits” tour on Nov. 30, kicking off with a show at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J. The pair will be performing holiday favorites along with their iconic hits during the six-city jaunt throughout the midwest and northeastern U.S.
“Phil is a musician and singer-songwriter that I’ve always had a lot of respect for. He’s bringing a whole bundle of 2000s country gems, and I’m bringing the 90s flavor. We’ll be rounding out the evening with as many timeless Christmas tunes as we can fit it in! I’m really looking forward to teaming up with Phil to make it a memorable evening for the whole family,” exclaimed Tillis.
“Holiday and Hits” will be the seventh Christmas tour for Vassar, whose career has garnered 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits including signature self-penned hits “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Carlene.”
“HOLIDAYS AND HITS” TOUR DATES:
Nov. 30 State Theatre – New Brunswick, N.J.
Dec. 01 Robins Theatre – Warren, Ohio
Dec. 03 Marion Cultural & Civic Center – Marion, Ill.
Dec. 14 Honeywell Center – Wabash, Ind.
Dec. 15 Bloomington Center for Arts – Bloomington, Ill.
Dec. 16 New Barn Theatre – Mount Vernon, Ky.
ABOUT PHIL VASSAR
Phil Vassar’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 27 Top 40 hits, including “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “When I Love You,” and many more. Fans will be able to catch Phil on the road, in their cars, and at home. The piano- pounding power house will go coast to coast with his intimate, yet energizing Piano Bar tour. A throw back to the days when Phil was getting his start, concert goers will be treated to Vassar’s hits as well as covers from Phil’s icons. Vassar’s songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (“Little Red Rodeo”), Alan Jackson (“Right on the Money”), Tim McGraw (“My Next Thirty Years, For a Little While”), Jo Dee Messina (“Bye Bye, Alright”), and Blackhawk (“Postmarked Birmingham”). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999 and 2001. Phil Vassar’s Songs From The Cellar TV Show airs on the Circle Network and features artists, songwriters, entertainers, and athletes. Each show features conversations and musical collaborations with some of today’s biggest stars. Phil’s laid back style and quick wit brings out interesting and entertaining stories with every guest. If fans miss Songs From The Cellar episodes, they can catch up on the SFTC Podcast, streaming on American Songwriter Network, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever fans enjoy their podcasts. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before his solo recording career that has seen the release of nine albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country.
ABOUT PAM TILLIS
She’s the daughter of Country Music legend Mel Tillis and multi-media artist Doris Tillis. A singer/songwriter whose compositions have been covered in Country, R&B, Bluegrass and Rock. An actor with a long list of film, TV and stage credits. Pam Tillis sidestepped any notions of nepotism and other “isms” that women in show business often face and carved out her own unique space as an entertainer. Tillis’ 1991 debut country album, Put Yourself In My Place, went gold and yielded two No. 1 and two Top 5 singles. Her next three albums – Homeward Looking Angel, Sweetheart’s Dance and Greatest Hits, were all certified platinum. She achieved six No. 1 songs during the ‘90s Country explosion, including “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and her signature song, “Maybe It Was Memphis.” The Grammy winner and Grand Ole Opry member’s talents extend far beyond her recording career – she’s an accomplished actor with an impressive list of credits, including the films The Thing Called Love and The Neon Highway; the Broadway production of Smokey Joe’s Café; and TV shows LA Law, Diagnosis: Murder, Promised Land, Drag Race, Nashville, and Fairwood. Tillis’ latest album, 2020’s Looking For A Feeling, finds her doubling down on one of her first loves – songwriting. She wrote seven of the 11 tracks. Some of her most formative musical years were in the late ‘70s – and the album reflects that ‘70s Country Rock flavor. The many threads of her influences were loosely woven together by hit country writer/producer Jimmy Ritchey (Mark Chesnutt, Jake Owen) on some tunes and Nashville rocker/producer Joe Pisapia (k.d. lang, Guster) on others. After more than three decades of doing what she loves, Tillis jokes, “I guess I’m safely past the ‘flash-in-the-pan’ stage of my career. What keeps me going is learning new things, wearing new hats and trying to stay relevant. I’m still standing, and I’m still grateful.”