We just can’t ‘shake our love’ for this holiday music news. 35 years after her big debut, pop icon Debbie Gibson is finally releasing her first ever Christmas album. complete with some original songs, guest appearances, and even an upcoming tour this holiday season. Between this, and her latest full-length album released last year, it's safe to say this queen of pop is finally back. And, according to her recent Rolling Stone interview, now couldn’t be a better time.
“People need festive now more than ever, I think any chance for people to be uplifted is a good thing.”
Debbie Gibson, Rolling Stone
The Comeback of an 80s Icon
In an age of so many young female singer/songwriters, it’s easy to forget just how much of a trailblazer Debbie Gibson was. But during an age where teen pop stars were completely controlled by music executives, she insisted on writing and producing her own material, In fact, at just 16 years old, she became the youngest artist ever to write, produce, and perform a Billboard number-one single when she released her hit ‘Foolish Beat.’ And even more impressive — her record still stands to this day. Between this,
This also marks one year after her musical comeback, as Ms. Gibson hadn’t released any new music in almost 20 years. After 2001’s ‘M.Y.O.B.,’ she recorded two cover albums — one for musical theatre tracks and another of translated songs by Japanese artists. Then, just last year, she finally released brand new music with ‘The Body Remembers.’ During that time in between, she focused more on songwriting and acting in film television — the ‘Mega Shark’ film series, anyone? She’s even starred on Broadway in Les Miserable, Beauty and the Beast, and Cabaret, along with many successful touring and regional productions.
Debbie Gibson’s Winterlicious Track List
With Winterlicious, fans can expect a fun and festive mix of Christmas classics and original songs. They’re sure to love her renditions of ‘Let It Snow’ and ‘Sleigh Ride,’ along with last year’s surprise release, ‘Christmas Star.’ She even has some very special guest appearances. The first is longtime friend and collaborator Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block, who sings on her new duet, ‘Holiday Heartbreak.’ And her father Joseph, a.k.a. Daddy Joe, joins her on a very special rendition of ‘White Christmas.’
- “Let It Snow”
- “I Wish Everyday Was Christmas”
- “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
- “Holiday Heartbreak” (with Joey McIntyre)
- “The Gift”
- “Christmas Star”
- “Jingle Those Bells”
- “The Candy Man”
- “Christmas Dreams”
- “Sleigh Ride”
- “Jingle Bell Rock/The Christmas Song”
- “White Christmas” (with Daddy Joe)
And we can hear all of this live when she embarks on her 11-day Winterlicious tour on November 25th, 2022. Tickets are on sale now via her website, so check below to see if she’s coming to your town this holiday season.
‘Winterlicious Tour’ Schedule 2022
Fri Nov 25th – Victoria Gardens Cultural Center – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Sat. Nov 26th – Viejas Casino – Alpine, CA
Wed. Nov 30th- The Vogel – Red Bank, NJ
Thurs. Dec 1st- Paramount – Huntington, NY
Sat. Dec 3rd- Rivers Casino – Philadelphia, PA
Sun. Dec 4th- Maryland Hall – Annapolis, MD
Wed. Dec.7th- Knight Theater – Charlotte, NC
Thurs. Dec. 8th- Walhalla PAC – Walhalla, SC
Sat. Dec 10th- Riviera Theater – Charleston, SC
Sun. Dec 11th- Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Thurs. Dec. 15th- Capitol Theater – Clearwater, FL
‘Winterlicious’ officially drops on October 21st, giving you plenty of time to enjoy it this holiday season. You can pre-order it now on Amazon Music. The Elf Squad can’t wait to hear it in full and dance our hearts out all season long.
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