23rd of November 2012, Alexander Rybak is releasing his new Christmas album; Christmas Tales
American Christmas Carols
Using American Christmas Carols as a theme, Alexander has selected his all time favourites, arranged every song and giving them a personal twist. On his album ´Visa vid vindens ängar´ (2011), Alexander worked closely with producer Knut Bjørnar Asphol. Asphol is also an important participant on this album, lending his special talent for rich details and inviting an amazing vocal- and brass group who adds a wonderful, rich palette to the album
Other guests are Didrik Solli-Tangen and Annsofi, who contribute on two different duets. The duet featuring Didrik is written by Alexander especially for this album. Christmas Tales is an album for the whole family, reminding us of the joy of being together during Christmas, singing and playing.
This year, Alexander is a new and welcomed guest at Norway’s most traditional Christmas tour, Silent Night. The tour starts the 26th of November, and will be playing all over Norway.
Alexander always has a lot going on, and parallel to the Christmas album in Norway he work and he plays all over Europe. During 2012 Alexander has held concerts in Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Denmark and Sweden.
In Norway he has played sold out houses across the country along with local music schools, and had a great sucsess with this year’s summer show with Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen.