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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes Ring in the Holidays With Their Best Christmas Party Ever!





Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes Ring in the Holidays With Their Best Christmas Party Ever!

Spector’s definitive versions of “Frosty” and “Sleigh Ride” dominate the airwaves at Christmas time

Exclusive People Magazine Interview on Newsstands Soon


Now a beloved holiday tradition, Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes’ Best Christmas Party Ever! kicks off in late November, and this year’s tour will coincide with an exclusive profile in People Magazine.

The iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee absolutely loves Christmas, and she’ll ring in the holiday season once again when her spirited multi-media show tours the U.S.  – Confirmed dates are here:

11/24              Madison Theatre                    Rockville Centre, NY
11/30              Ridgefield Playhouse              Ridgefield, CT
12/8                El Club                                     Detroit, MI
12/9                Arcada Theatre                       St. Charles, IL
12/12              Musikfest CafĂ©                       Bethlehem, PA
12/13              Colonial Theatre                     Phoenixville, PA
12/14              Suffolk Theatre                      Riverhead, NY
12/16              Tildon PAC                              Barnstable, MA
12/22, 23        City Winery                            New York City                                                           

The New York Daily News buzzed, “Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!” And The New York Times raved, “It’s hard to think of a more appealing angel to welcome the season than Ms. Spector.”

For three decades, Spector’s Christmas show has been a cherished holi­day tradition, with a song list that includes her renditions of “Frosty the Snowman,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” Her definitive versions of “Frosty” and “Sleigh Ride” dominate the airwaves at Christmas time and are perennials on ASCAP’s list of the Top 20 Most–Played Holiday Songs for the past decade, and are staples on the Billboard Holiday Hits 100 Chart.  Her Christmas tracks have also been heard in hit movies such as Goodfellas, Joy, and Jingle All the Way.

Ronnie’s Christmas Party
is a raucous, rocking blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes hits including “Be My Baby” (named by Billboard Magazine as the #1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time,) “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You”, cult gems from her back catalog, a splash of doo–wop, and plenty of Ronnie’s inimitable off–the–cuff commentary.  The San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed, “If it takes Christmas to make Ronnie Spector come out and play, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."

Selected press clippings:
Spector was featured in the June/July issue of AARP Magazine, the #1 print outlet in America, with readership exceeding 47 million. AARP MAGAZINE‘Sandwich of Love’:
http://bit.ly/RonnieAARP <http://bit.ly/RonnieAARP>

NPR Music
praised Ronnie Spector as a rock trailblazer:
It's Time To Recognize The Ronettes As Rock And Roll Pioneers
  By Hilarie Ashton March 12, 2018
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/12/590891692/its-time-to-recognize-the-ronettes-as-rock-and-roll-pioneers
<https://www.npr.org/2018/03/12/590891692/its-time-to-recognize-the-ronettes-as-rock-and-roll-pioneers>

Spector appeared on Bravo TV’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, during which she shared stories of her extraordinary career. Get a sense of the appearance, which featured guests
Tiffany  Haddish and Cynthia Bailey, here:
https://youtu.be/caz-vr5cooU?t=5m20s <https://youtu.be/caz-vr5cooU?t=5m20s>

People Magazine interview feature:
Ronnie Spector’s Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronette
By Jordan Runtagh, 6/24/17
http://people.com/music/ronnie-spector-ronettes-tour-2017-  new-music-love-power-interview/ <http://people.com/music/ronnie-spector-ronettes-tour-2017-new-music-love-power-interview/>


Long Island Woman Magazine – cover story interview:
https://issuu.com/longislandwoman/docs/march18issuu <https://issuu.com/longislandwoman/docs/march18issuu>
NextTribe interview: https://nexttribe.com/ronnie-spector/?mc_cid=18e514b3ac&mc_eid=51ffbf2789 <https://nexttribe.com/ronnie-spector/?mc_cid=18e514b3ac&mc_eid=51ffbf2789>
LA Weekly interview: https://www.laweekly.com/music/ronnie-spector-puts-her-arms-around-a-lifetime-of-memories-9709883 <https://www.laweekly.com/music/ronnie-spector-puts-her-arms-around-a-lifetime-of-memories-9709883>





More about Ronnie Spector:
Spector’s current high-profile stretch was described by People Magazine as a “Victory Lap” for “The Original Rock Queen”. Billboard Magazine named ‘Be My Baby’ as the #1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time, NPR included Spector’s 1964 debut at #20 on their 150 Greatest Albums of the Rock Era, Made by Female Artist, and her busy 2017/18 also included the release of ‘LOVE POWER’, her first single recorded with The Ronettes in decades, a commanding performance at Lincoln Center, an appearance on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York, a Main Stage performance at SF Pride and more. The acclaimed singer was also presented with the Legend Award by The Woman's International Music Network at their "She Rocks Award” ceremony. She was featured in the BBC’s 2018 documentary about Amy Winehouse. Spector was honored with a Lifetime Spirit Award by LSA Family Health Services, in her native East Harlem. In addition, ‘Be My Baby’ has been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, preserved as a work of historical and cultural significance, and is also now an official addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

As a seminal force in Sixties Rock, Spector’s swagger, moxie and trademark voice (still instantly recognizable from the first note,) defined an era. As the Number One pop group in England, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes headlined over acts including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds. In the years since, Spector has had songs written for her by George Harrison as well as by Bruce Springsteen, and has recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Springsteen & The E Street Band, members of The Beatles and more. Billy Joel wrote the smash ‘Say Goodbye to Hollywood’ as a tribute to Ronnie, and Eddie Money’s ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ celebrated her trademark Be My Baby vocals, with the duet reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Now in her sixth decade as a performer and a style icon, Spector has reached a new level of cultural significance. Critical respect is at its peak, and she continues to thrill -- inspiring and empowering a new generation of fans as an enduring, transcendent figure, who has overcome adversity to build a career that is nothing short of remarkable. Much as B.B. King came to embody the blues, or Chuck Berry was to early Rock ‘n Roll, Spector has solidified her status as the Rosetta Stone for female rock performers of today.


For tour updates and ticket details, visit: http://www.ronniespector.com/shows/ <http://www.ronniespector.com/shows/>

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