August 11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Treena Parvello, 520-342-2905
Matt Smith, 520-321-1111
98° BRINGS THEIR CHRISTMAS TOUR TO THE DIAMOND CENTER ON DEC. 22
TUCSON, Ariz. – 98° have made their Christmas plans for this year. The group is embarking on a 31-city “98° at Christmas” tour starting in November, highlighting their new album Let It Snow. This special holiday tour arrives at Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 18 through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
Treena Parvello, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said, “Nick and Drew Lachey announced the official reunion of 98° in 2012 and ever since then Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has been waiting to bring them to Southern Arizona! Fans shouldn’t wait long to get tickets for this must-see holiday show at the Diamond Center on Dec. 23, a perfect gift for your friends!”
The vocal quartet comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons who are renowned for signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies will release Let It Snow, their new Christmas album on October 13, 2017 via UMe. It is their first new album in 4 years and a follow-up 18 years in the making to the now classic and platinum certified album This Christmas. The album, recorded at Sound Factory in Los Angeles, CA was produced by Andy and Thom Mak and executive produced by Grammy-nominated music, TV and film producer Adam Anders (Glee, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys and the Jonas Brothers).
Preorder Let It Snow: https://UMe.lnk.to/LetItSnow
98° will support Let It Snow with the 98° at Christmas tour, a 31-city trek that starts November 10 in Larchwood, IA and concludes December 23 in Primm, NV. See the full list of dates below. Concert goers can expect a high-energy 98° show featuring holiday songs from their new album, as well as their beloved hits. VIP pre-sale tickets for the tour begins August 15, with general on sale everywhere Friday, August 18. For more details, visit 98degrees.com.
Recording Let It Snow was an easy decision. “As a group, our favorite record, hands down, is [This Christmas],” says Drew. “We’re proud of the music, the harmonies, the production. It’s a Christmas record that every year people can put on and enjoy.” “We have primarily a female audience, but we’ll have guys come up to us and say, ‘You know what? I love the Christmas album; my mom bought it for me.’ It’s bro code that the Christmas album’s allowed,” Timmons jokingly added.
Let It Snow features 12 Christmas songs such as the title track, “Let It Snow,” “What Christmas Means To Me,” originally recorded by Stevie Wonder, “Little Saint Nick” and “Run Rudolph Run.” Each track was personally selected by each member of the band. The full track listing and song premiere will be released in the coming weeks.
2017 also marks the 20th anniversary of the group’s debut self-titled release. “It’s a special year for us – it’s the 20th anniversary of our first release on Motown Records,” says Nick. “So, it just seemed like the perfect moment to revisit This Christmas and do a Volume Two.”
All four members have enjoyed other careers outside of music but love to get back into the studio and sing together. Nick appeared on TV shows both as an actor (The WB’s Charmed and One Tree Hill) and a host (VH-1’s Big Morning Buzz Live). Drew was crowned season two winner of Dancing With the Stars, been on Broadway, and both brothers opened Lachey’s Bar (A&E). Timmons joined members of Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC for VH-1’s Mission Man Band and Nick Carter’s Sci-Fi feature, Dead Seven. Jeffre is involved in various media and cause related projects stemming from his foray into politics as a mayoral candidate of Cincinnati.