Five years ago, iconic hard-rockers Twisted Sister shocked the world with the release of their critically-hailed holiday album A Twisted Christmas, and since then it's become a seasonal favorite among TS fans and metalheads around the world, with annual live performances by the band and high-profile guests. This year, frontman Dee Snider and the gang will be holding two special live performances of their own head-banging carols in New York, and we've got the details of those shows on the flipside...
Snider and his partners in rock Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza, Eddie Ojeda and A.J. Pero have come up with some new twists for this year's show, which will feature the band rocking out their own renditions of holiday favorites like "White Christmas", "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Deck the Halls" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." The show has wowed fans and critics alike since it first opened in December 2009, and it's been described as "a mind-boggling theatrical spectacle... with a memorable assault of lights, sound and staging."
Joining the band onstage this year will be opening act Jac & Jill, a pop-rock team fronted by "ferocious femmes" Jaclyn Quatela and Jill Winter... but the band has also hinted that other guests may be "crashing the party." Past Twisted Christmas guests have included rock legend Lita Ford and acclaimed novelty band Mini-Kiss.
"If you told me thirty years ago that one day I would be playing Christmas songs with Twisted Sister for families in concert – and be happy about it – I would have punched you right in the nose," Snider joked. "Funny how life changes you. Now I'm actually looking forward to it!"
There will be two presentations of Twisted Christmas this year: the first will take place this Friday, December 2nd at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, and the second on December 17th at Best Buy Theater in New York City. You can order tickets at this link.
Want a sample? Check out their live performance of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" right here...