The Lumineers release their version of ‘Blue Christmas’, available on all major platforms via Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company. The rework of the Elvis Presley season classic sees the band in true holiday form, crafting their own sweetly-tinged yet distinctive take on one of the holiday’s most endearing anthems.
Last night saw The Lumineers perform ‘Blue Christmas’ while partaking in one of the most exciting events of the holiday season, the prestigious 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in President’s Park (White House). The show which also included Kelly Clarkson, Chance The Rapper, James Taylor and Garth Brooks will air December 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Hallmark Channel through a partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. This notorious American Holiday tradition took place on the Ellipse at President’s Park and the special event wraps the National Park Service Centennial year and celebrates the launch of a second century of discovery and stewardship. You can visit www.thenationaltree.org for more information about the event and its history. This is the second time this year the band has made a stop at the White House. They were there in October for President Obama’s inaugural South by South Lawn festival.
In live show news, The Lumineers will continue touring in support of their Sophomore record Cleopatra, and the band have announced a second show at legendary Madison Square Garden after their first sold out in mere hours. Renowned for their impressive live show, the bands’ stops at MSG takes place during a 28-date U.S. arena tour – their largest under-taking to date. Of their recent live show at Red Rocks, the Denver Post raved, “The audience engaged wildly, and applauded, screamed and whistled rabidly as the band left the stage, closing out a dreamlike two-night stand at the famed venue.”