The self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas is revving things up with two additional shows. Mariah Carey has announced two more dates for her New York & Toronto Christmas specials.
Almost 30 years after the release of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the track’s commercial prominence has never been higher. The track has cracked one billion Spotify streams and delivers a multimillion-dollar paycheck to Mariah Carey each year. This year, the singer announced a pair of Christmas shows in Toronto and New York to help boost that earnings potential even higher.
Tickets for the first two dates were available on Friday, but they went so quickly that Live Nation has added two more dates. “Canadian lambs! Thank you for all the love. Just added a second Merry Christmas to All show in Toronto on December 9,” the singer tweeted Friday morning to let her fans know more dates would be coming.
“New York! The demand has been so nice, we’ve decided to do it twice!” the singer tweeted to let fans know about the second date. “I’m adding a 2nd Madison Square Garden show on Friday, December 16.” Fans have reacted with excitement on social media to Mariah Carey announcing the additional dates.
While Mariah Carey is slated to do her Christmas holiday special, she’s also facing legal troubles for copyright infringement. Andy Stone is suing her for $20 million over “All I Want for Christmas Is You” alleged copyright infringement.
Stone releases music as Vince Vance with a group out of New Orleans called Vince Vance & the Valiants. In that complaint, Stone alleges that Carey had exploited his ‘popularity and unique style’ by lifting the title of his own track that shares the same name–released in 1989. Also named in that lawsuit is Carey’s co-writer and Sony Music Entertainment. From the lawsuit, it’s unclear when Stone first learned of Mariah Carey’s Christmas mega-hit.