Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers Announce Christmas Caravan 2022 Tour

Article Contributed by DMK Publicity | Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Squirrel Nut Zippers return to the west coast this December with their joyous, raucous Christmas Caravan tour. Performing songs from their Christmas Caravan and Mardi Gras for Christmas albums as well as other Zippers favorites, the 13-date run will be the first west coast holiday tour since 2018.  The Southern Roots & Swing Revival show is a must-see for any true music lover. "Americana in its truest sense, exploring American musical forms of the past in a thrilling, faithful-yet-irreverent manner.”

The tour will begin Friday, December 2 in Seattle, WA at the Triple Door and conclude Saturday, December 17 in Ventura, CA at the Ventura Music Hall. Other stops include Portland, Reno, Berkeley, Los Angeles and many others. For the latest show dates and tickets, visit www.snzippers.com. Joining the band as a special guest for the Christmas Caravan 2022 tour is magician and comedian Christopher Wonder.

Tickets for most shows will go on sale THIS Friday, July 22. Visit www.snzippers.com for the most up-to- date ticketing information.

SNZ’s most recent album Lost Songs of Doc Souchon debuted in late 2020. It features 10 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.

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 2022 tour are as follow:

*Dates subject to change.

Friday, December 2                             Triple Door                              Seattle, WA

Saturday, December 3                         Triple Door                              Seattle, WA

Sunday, December 4                           Wonder Ballroom                    Portland, OR

Tuesday, December 6                         Virginia St. Brewhouse            Reno, CA

Wednesday, December 7                    Center For The Arts                 Grass Valley, CA

Thursday, December 8                        Mystic Theatre                         Petaluma, CA

Friday, December 9                             Golden State Theatre              Monterey, CA

Saturday, December 10                       Guild Theatre                          Menlo Park, CA

Sunday, December 11                         Cornerstone                            Berkeley, CA

Tuesday, December 13                        Coach House                           San Juan Capistrano, CA

Thursday, December 15                      Belly Up                                   Solano Beach, CA

Friday, December 16                           Lodge Room                            Highland Park, CA

Saturday, December 17                       Ventura Music Hall                  Ventura, CA