Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. wraps up his 2015 Home For The Holidays Tour with concerts deep in the heart of the West Virginia coalfields. Landau’s home region (he still lives near Logan, W. Va. when not on tour) has been hit especially hard by the downturn in the coal industry, with unemployment the highest in the nation.
Landau’s manager Burke Allen says that Landau’s 5th annual Christmas tour was already booked outside the state and dates had been released when the management team and band members began receiving urgent requests from fans and friends to perform in Southern West Virginia.
Plans were quickly put in place at Landau’s expense to schedule a trio of concerts in the area “to help spread a little holiday cheer to folks from back home when they need it most”, said Allen.
Concerts have been planned for Friday night December 18th at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert and Saturday night December 19th at the Madison Civic Center.
Both shows are benefits for local food pantries; fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to both shows to benefit local food pantries, including backpack programs to feed low income students.
Every fan who brings a food donation will have the chance after the show to meet Landau in person, along with his very special guests former Temptations lead singer Glenn Leonard and from NBC TV’s The Voice, West Virginia’s own Cody Wickline.
Local favorite Seth Bunting will also perform at the Madison concert, and Landau will be joined on stage on Friday by the Mingo Central High School choir and Saturday by the Ramage Elementary School chorus. Landau will perform classics from the Great American Songbook and holiday favorites from his “Christmas Made For Two” CD.
Get your tickets now at www.landaumurphyjr.com/events or call 304-989-3360.