Ho. Ho. Ho. It looks like the holiday season came early this year for Jessie J fans. On Friday (Sept. 28), the British signer-songwriter announced plans to release a Christmas album later this year. Titled This Christmas Day, the holiday record is due out Oct. 26 through Republic Records.
The 11-track album will find the “Domino” singer remaking classic holiday staples such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Silent Night” with the help of producer David Foster. The upcoming holiday album will also feature several collaborations such as “Winter Wonderland” with Boyz II Men and “The Christmas Song” with Babyface.
“The chance to work with David Foster, Babyface, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Boyz II Men was a DREAM COME TRUE. The talent they all have blows my mind,” Jessie writes in a press statement.
In addition to announcing the title, release date, and special guests, the singer also unveiled the complete track listing for the forthcoming record.
In the same press release, the songstress explains why she decided to follow-up her fourth studio album with a holiday record.
“I love Christmas music and finally had the opportunity to record a Christmas album. I hope you enjoy the music with your loved ones and create magical memories at my favorite time of the year.”
This Christmas Day will be the unofficial follow-up to her recently released record, R.O.S.E. R.O.S.E was released earlier this year as four separate EPs titled Realisations, Obsessions, Sex, and Empowerment.
To support the release of her new album, Jessie J has spent most of the year on the road. The North American leg of the R.O.S.E. tour is set to begin on Oct. 1 at the Warfield in San Francisco. After a month on the North American road, the tour will conclude on Nov. 1 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
The complete R.O.S.E. tour itinerary as well as the track listing for This Christmas Day can be seen below.
THIS CHRISTMAS DAY TRACK LISTING:
01. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
02. “Man with the Bag”
03. “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”
04. “Jingle Bell Rock”
05. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Jingle Bells”
06. “Let It Snow”
07. “Winter Wonderland” feat. Boyz II Men
08. “The Christmas Song” feat. Babyface
09. “This Christmas Day”
10. “White Christmas”
11. “Silent Night”
NORTH AMERICAN R.O.S.E. TOUR DATES:
Oct. 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Oct. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct. 9 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct. 16 – Toronto, ONT – Rebel
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Oct. 19 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct. 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Oct. 28 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern