Come October it is not uncommon to see pumpkins, turkeys, and Christmas trees all lined up in the stores at the same time as retailers look to get a jump on the competition. Musicians too look to October as the time to start releasing holiday music.

Piano virtuoso Jim Brickman is getting an early start this year with the release of a new holiday music album that also celebrates 25 years of making music.

“A Christmas Celebration” features new original holiday songs and traditional favourites. Brickman has also invited some special guests to join him including Luke McMaster and Five for Fighting.

The album is set for an October 25 release.

Brickman is launching a tour next month that includes a 25 city holiday celebration tour.

Jim Brickman tour dates:
Nov 12 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, OH
Nov 29 at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 30 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center in Yountville, CA
Dec 1 at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, CA
Dec 3 at the Rialto Theater Center in Loveland, CO
Dec 4 & 5 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, NE
Dec 6 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. louis, MO
Dec 7 at the Pantates Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
Dec 8 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA – 2 shows
Dec 10 & 11 at the Memorial Hall in Cincinnati, OH
Dec 12 at the Auer Performance Hall in Ft. wayne, IN
Dec 13 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL
Dec 14 at the KeyBank State Theatee in Cleveland, OH
Dec 15 at the Keswick Theatre I Philadelphia, PA
Dec 16 at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA
Dec 17 at The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center I Johnstown, PA
Dec 18 at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, NY (Buffalo)
Dec 19 at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC
Dec 20 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL
Dec 21-5 the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, AL
Dec 22 at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN
Dec 23 at the Walker Theatre in Chatanooga, TN
Dec 26 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI
Dec 27 at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO
Dec 28 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA
Dec 29-31 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ – 2 shows each day
Jan 18 at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts in Avon Park, FL
Jan 25 at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, HI
Feb 8 at The Cabot in Beverly, MA
Feb 14 & 15 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV
Feb 23 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of NW in Van Wert, OH
Feb 29 at the McPherson Opera House in McPherson, KS
Marxh 13 at the Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans, GA
April 1 & 2 at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA