No rest for the weary

The battle of the stars is over - a small wedding in between concerts, and...up next is the annual Christmas tour!Trine Rein made it to the final of this year's Stjernekampor The Battle of the Stars.

"A bit bummed out about that, I admit it, I'm really a terrible loser - but as my opponent was the solid and much talented Maria Haukaas Mittet, I guess I can live with being beat by her!" Trine says with a smile. "I'll get over it real soon as I'm on to a new marathon in only two weeks," she continues, "I'm getting ready for this year's Christmas tour called Julenatt."

Trine Rein is eternally grateful for all the votes from her followers who ensured her a place in the final. The exposure is priceless, and extremely valuable for a professional artist like Trine. "I want to meet every single one of those who voted for me, and give them a big hug to thank them for their support!" Trine exclaimed right after the final. This could take some time....

In the mean time, only one week after the final, Trine and her secret fiancé since July this year, Lars Monsen, had much bigger plans - all along, they had been planning for a surprise wedding on Trine's 45th birthday, Nov. 7th! Inviting the guests to what they thought would be the opening of Lars Monsen's Wilderness Centre and a surprise party for Trine's birthday, the guests were almost shocked to see Trine enter the venue in her wedding gown to tie the knot in front of some hundred dumbfounded friends and family. The wedding was a great success, and Trine Rein and Lars Monsen are now a married couple.

A few concerts later, Trine is now getting ready for a major Christmas tour starting on Nov. 27th. This year, Trine is not organizing her own Christmas tour like in the previous four years, but she will be a part of the Julenatt-production together with artist colleagues Christian Ingebrigtsen and Gaute OrmaasenOn keyboards is band leader Trond Lienand saxophone player Frøydis Grorudboth known from NRK's tv show Beat by Beat. Between the opening show and Dec. 22nd, they are doing all of 45 concerts together covering the West coast, South Coast and Eastern areas of Norway. The weeks before Christmas are limited, and as much as they would like to visit a greater part of Norway, time and economy does not allow further expansion of the tour.

The good news is that Trine is planning to make visits to the northern most areas of Norway in 2016. Stay tuned for more info on up coming tour dates.

Tickets for the Christmas tour are here: JULENATT