Grant, Gill Slate Annual Christmas Tour

An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center.

An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. The Nashville Chamber Orchestra will back the husband and wife team on the 15-city trek, which will also feature comedian Henry Cho.

The tour wraps Dec. 19 at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla., and plays Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and South Carolina.

Gill and Grant previously headlined their own holiday tours, and opted to launch their very successful joint Christmas tour in 2001. The pair also plans to hook up for a Sept. 24-30 run of non-holiday-themed Canadian dates.

Gill also has a few solo dates in early September and early October, according to his official Web site. Meanwhile, Grant's site lists a brief set of her solo shows that will launch Oct. 14 in Naples, Fla.