The Lumineers release a new single, "Blue Christmas"
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Joining in with some other bands who have released holiday tracks lately, The Lumineers have released a new single. Their version of "Blue Christmas" hopes to put fans in the holiday spirit, and comes ahead of their booking to play two nights at the infamous New York City venue Madison Square Garden. The track is available through all platforms, so fans can download it now and enjoy it throughout this holiday season and beyond. The Lumineers' cover of the classic Elvis Presley seasonal tune sees the band's sweet, tangy spin put on the holiday favorite track.

As part of one of the most prestigious events of the Christmas season, The Lumineers played "Blue Christmas" during the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. They were featured alongside Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, Chance The Rapper and Garth Brooks. The program is scheduled to air on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 5 at 7 PM local time. The special event took place in partnership with the National Park Foundation, which this year was celebrating the National Park Service's Centennial year. The Lumineers' performance as part of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony marked the band's second visit to the White House this year, as they also participated in the opening year of the South By South Lawn festival in October.

For those looking to catch The Lumineers in person, they will be returning to their extensive North American tour in January, featuring impressive openers such as Kaleo, Andrew Bird, and Susto. The Cleopatra World Tour sees the band take their impressive live performance into arenas, and many shows have already sold out - including the first night at Madison Square Garden, to which tickets disappeared in hours, warranting the addition of a second night. The 28-date jaunt takes them across multiple US markets, as well as a scattering of major Canadian cities.