Pentatonix, the award-winning a cappella quintet with its roots in DFW, today announced the 22-city holiday tour, Pentatonix : A Christmas Spectacular, with tickets going on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.
“The holidays have taken on a new meaning for all of us over the past couple of years,” said Arlington native Scott Hoying, one of Pentatonix’s founding members. “We cherish this time of year more than ever. However, we wanted to spread this message as far as possible. That’s why we decided to bridge the gap between cultures and genres in a way we never have before.
“Now we can’t wait to see you on the road!”
Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kirstin Maldonado met and began singing together as teenagers in Arlington. The group expanded by two members when they decided to compete on NBC’s The Sing-Off, which they won in 2011. Since then, the group — now with Hoying, Grassi, Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee — has won three Grammy Awards and been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. The group has sold 10 million albums worldwide and launched back-to-back Billboard 200 No. 1 albums with Pentatonix in 2015 and A Pentatonix Christmas in 2016.
Pentatonix was the first a cappella group to win the Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, in 2015 and 2016, and the group collaborated with Dolly Parton to win the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their rendition her song “Jolene” the following year.
Pentatonix has also collaborated with Kelly Clarkson (another North Texas native), Miley Cyrus, Lindsey Stirling and others, has appeared on numerous TV shows and in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 as well as supporting organizations such as Make A Wish and Do It For The Love Foundation and more.
The group was featured on the cover of the 2021 issue of Out North Texas (read the interview with Hoying and Grassi here). And earlier this year, it was announced that Pentatonix will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
— Tammye Nash