Acclaimed Canadian band Crash Test Dummies will bring their never-before-toured holiday album to Fredericton and Halifax this November.
Award-winning Canadian band Crash Test Dummies will bring their never-before-toured holiday release, Jingle All The Way, to North American audiences this fall, including performances at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 18 and The Playhouse in Fredericton on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The album – released in 2002 and recorded at the world-famous New York City studio, The Magic Shop – was best described by prominent American journalist Martin Keller who said, “There’s more than a bit of delightful holiday camp and irony afoot in the Crash Test Dummies’ Jingle All the Way collection, from Brad Roberts’ slow-mo delivery of “White Christmas”–with its heavy Hammond Organ – to Ellen Reid’s Patsy Cline take of “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” done in a convincing country-western style complete with pedal steel guitar, and Reid’s readings of the traditional songs “The Huron Carol” and “In The Bleak Midwinter” are as reverent as standard Christmas songs get. Roberts’ basso profoundo, on the other hand, is an acquired taste and he puts it to wickedly good use in “Jingle Bells,” which is delivered like a medieval chant or rugby cry that’s certain to put the fear in jolly old St. Nick.”
Along with the tour, the holiday album will be released on vinyl for the first time and available on streaming services.
The show will feature original members Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and Mitch Dorge. They will be joined, as always, by Stuart Cameronand and relative newcomer Leith Fleming-Smith. Together, they’ll deliver songs from Jingle All The Way and some of the band’s greatest hits!