Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers Bring Holiday Show To Reading Dec 3!

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The 17-Date Run Will Feature The Band Performing Classic Holiday Songs Along With Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Hits

Attention, Zipsters! It’s time to get into the holiday spirit because the Squirrel Nut Zippers (SNZ) have announced the return of their highly-anticipated Holiday Caravan 2021 tour. Featuring songs from their Christmas Caravan album as well as classic holiday tunes and even a few SNZ hits, the 17-date run will be the longest holiday run to-date for the Platinum-selling Jazz rockers.

The tour will begin November 30 in Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle and conclude in Nashville, TN on December 19. Other stops include New York, Detroit, Cincinnati, Alexandria, VA, Beverly, MA and many others. For the latest show dates and tickets, visit

SNZ’s most recent album Lost Songs of Doc Souchon debuted in late 2020. It features 10 brand-new tracks – a combination of newly-penned Zippers songs, along with a few tunes from past times – and has received acclaim from fans and critics alike.

“This new album was inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” said band leader Jimbo Mathus. “It speaks to the hidden roots of where our aesthetic, interests, and philosophy comes from.  It pulls on the hidden thread.”

Prior to Lost Songs of Doc Souchon , their most recent studio album Beasts Of Burgundy was released in 2018 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart upon its release. It was back in 1998 when SNZ released their first and only Holiday album titled Christmas Caravan, which went on to sell a quarter of a million copies and reached #12 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.

SNZ began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area.  It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.

Since reactivating in mid-2016, SNZ have been performing to packed houses across the country and around the world.  As Mathus has said since the band’s re-launch, “it’s not a reunion, it’s a revival.”

Official tour dates for SNZ Holiday Caravan 2021 tour are as follow:

*Dates subject to change.

November 30 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
December 1 Lyric Theatre Blacksburg, VA
December 2 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
December 3 Miller Center For The Arts Reading, PA
December 4 Sony Hall New York, NY
December 5 Wall Street Theater Norwalk, CT
December 7 Gateway City Arts Holyoke, MA
December 8 Spruce Peak PAC Stowe, VT
December 9 The Strand Theatre Rockland, ME
December 10 The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center Plymouth, MA
December 11 The Cabot Beverly, MA
December 12 Aura Portland, ME
December 14 Center For The Arts Of Homer Homer, NY
December 15 Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
December 16 Arcada Theatre St. Charles, IL
December 17 New Holland Theatre Bellefontaine, OH
December 18 Ludlow Garage Cincinnati, OH
December 19 City Winery Nashville Nashville, TN

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Information provided to TVL by:
Denise Kovalevich