Columbia Records Has Announced The October 13 Release Of
Bob Dylan's New Album Of Holiday Songs, Christmas In The Heart
The holiday centric release Christmas In The Heart will be the 47th release from Bob Dylan, following his worldwide chart-topping Together Through Life, released earlier this year. Songs performed by Dylan on Christmas In The Heart include, "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Winter Wonderland," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Must Be Santa."
All of Bob Dylan's U.S. royalties from sales of this recording will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to people in need in the U.S. during the year's holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity.
Additionally, Bob Dylan is partnering with two international charities to provide meals during the holidays for millions in need in the United Kingdom and developing third world countries. He will be donating all of his future international royalties from Christmas In The Heart to the organizations. Details regarding the international partnerships will be announced soon.
"It's a tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone - 12 million of those children - often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of where their next meal is coming from," Dylan said. "I join the good people of Feeding America in the hope that our efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season."
Christmas In The Heart is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Bob Dylan Tour Dates:
10/05/09 Mon WaMu Theatre Seattle, WA
10/07/09 Wed Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
10/08/09 Thu University of Oregon Eugene, OR
10/10/09 Sat Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
10/11/09 Sun Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
10/13/09 Tue Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
10/14/09 Wed Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
10/15/09 Thu Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
10/17/09 Sat Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix, AZ
10/18/09 Sun The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV