Darren Criss is going to have a very, very busy holiday season. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor/singer dropped his debut holiday album on Friday (Oct. 8), A Very Darren Crissmas, which features appearances from Adam Lambert, Evan Rachel Wood and Lainey Wilson.
“You know how every year around the holidays, you say to yourself, wow, I can’t believe they’re here already. That’s how I feel about this album coming out today,” Criss said in an Instagram post announcing the collection. “I can’t believe I actually made one and that it’s out already. It only took all year to get here. I hope it keeps your holidays warm & bright.. if not maybe just a liiitle bit warmer & brighter than the other holiday albums coming out this season.”
The 12-song collection features such classics as “Have Yourself a Very Merry Little Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire),” as well as “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas,” “St. Patrick’s Day,” “Welcome Home” and “Somewhere in My Memory.”
And that’s not all. The singer will also kick off the “A Very Darren Crissmas Tour” on Dec. 3 in Indianapolis at the Murat Theatre, which will keep him on the road through a Dec. 22 gig at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Tickets for the 14-date swing go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Oct. 15, for more information check here.
But wait, there’s more! On Friday, Criss also announced his return to Broadway. He’ll join Emmy- and Tony-winner Laurence Fishburne andOscar- and Golden Globe-winner Sam Rockwell in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo. The production will officially open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 14, 2022 for a 16-week engagement.
Listen to the album below and see Criss’ tour dates.
A Very Darren Crissmas Tour:
Dec. 3 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
Dec. 4 — Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
Dec. 6 — Minneapolis, MN @ Cyrus Northrop Auditorium
Dec. 7 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Dec. 9 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Dec. 10 — Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
Dec. 11 — Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
Dec. 13 — Tysons, VA @ Capital One Hall
Dec. 14 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
Dec. 16 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Boston
Dec. 17 — Rochester, NY @ Auditorium Theatre
Dec. 18 — Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Dec. 20 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Dec. 22 — Hershey, PA @ The Hershey Theatre