SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

September 06, 2012 11:32 ET

Christina Perri Unwraps Magical Holiday EP; Collection Includes the All-New Song, "Something About December," Alongside Yuletide Staples Made Famous by The Carpenters, Charles Brown, and John & Yoko; Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter on the Road Now With Jason Mraz's "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD"; "A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS" Arrives October 16th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her upcoming holiday EP. "A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS" arrives everywhere on October 16th.

"A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS" pairs an all-new seasonal staple, "Something About December," alongside unique renditions of such Yuletide favorites as The Carpenters' "Merry Christmas Darling" and Charles Brown's "Please Come Home For Christmas." Produced by multiple Grammy Award winner David Hodges (Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson), the 6-track collection is further highlighted by a magical new take on the John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," featuring choral contributions from such diverse artists as Michelle Branch, LP, Bushwalla, and Boys Like Girls' Martin Johnson (see tracklisting below). Beginning September 25th, an exclusive bundle of "A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS" will be available at

"I've wanted to make 'A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS' my whole life," says Perri. "Christmas is so big in my family, and I've been singing these songs since I was three years old. This EP is a collection of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, plus one original, 'Something About December' which my brother and I wrote about finding Christmas wherever you are in the world, because it lives in your heart."

Perri is currently traveling North America as special guest on her good friend (and Atlantic labelmate) Jason Mraz's epic "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD." The dates -- which include an eagerly awaited two-night-stand at Denver's world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl -- continues through early October (see itinerary below).

The tour follows Perri's recent collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter on the acclaimed hit single, "Distance (Feat. Jason Mraz)." The duo has teamed up for a number of performances of the song, including a recent rendition on NBC's TODAY  Show Summer Concert series which aired August 31st and this very special acoustic performance filmed backstage at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion which is streaming exclusively via ( In addition, the official "Distance" companion video -- directed by Elliot Sellers (Jason Mraz, Good Old War, Knife Party) -- has already drawn more than 1.5 million individual views at Perri's official YouTube channel, located at

Named as iTunes' "Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011," Christina Perri attracted immediate popular and critical applause with her extraordinary debut album, "lovestrong." Highlighted by the 3x-platinum certified smash, "Jar of Hearts," the Joe Chiccarelli-produced album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its release last year. "lovestrong." has also proven an unqualified international sensation, with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Perri followed "lovestrong." with the RIAA platinum certified hit single, "A Thousand Years," exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK." The track was a multi-format radio favorite, with top 10 airplay at Hot AC and top 25 spins at CHR/Top 40 outlets nationwide. What's more, the "A Thousand Years" companion video was an MTV favorite, earning major play on such platforms as MTV's AMTV, MTV Hits,, mtvU,, and VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown.

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(Atlantic Records)
Release Date: October 16

1. There's Something About December
2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3. Ave Maria
4. Merry Christmas Darling
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Please Come Home For Christmas

Produced By David Hodges

On Tour 2012

All Dates w/Jason Mraz' "Tour Is A Four Letter Word"

1   Wantagh, NY   Nikon At Jones Beach
2   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Ares Center
5   Cleveland, OH   Blossom Music Center
7   Boston, MA   Comcast Center
8   Montreal, QC   Bell Centre
9   Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
11   St. Louis, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
12   Kansas City, MO   Starlight Theatre
14   Indianapolis, IN   Klipsch Music Center
15   Chicago, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16   Minneapolis, MN   Target Center
21   Vancouver, BC   Rogers Arena
22   Seattle, WA   Gorge Amphitheatre
24   Denver, CO   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
25   Denver, CO   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
28   San Jose, CA   HP Pavilion
29   San Diego, CA   Cricket Wireless Pavilion
2   Phoenix, AZ   US Airways Center
4   Berkeley, CA   Greek Theatre
5   Los Angeles, CA   Hollywood Bowl
6   Las Vegas, NV   Red Rock Casino

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