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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces All-New “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” Winter Tour

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At the time of this writing my mobile tells me its 84 degrees but that it feels like 94 and I have to admit that the level of humidity that I felt when I took the garbage out made me feel this is even hotter out there. This setting makes me all the more excited about the news of the upcoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour that will once again be delivering their timeless work with an All-New “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” presentation. Read on more down below and carefully examine the numerous tour dates.

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The Press Release:
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances.

A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” began the unique format O’Neill called “Rock Theater” and forged a deep connection with their fans that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group’s status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year’s multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13th and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on December 30th (see full itinerary below and online).
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Joel Hoekstra @ The Iridium

Joel Hoekstra’s going to host an old fashioned Rock and Roll jam at the Iridium and feature the talents of Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Chris Caffery (Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and JJ French (Twisted Sister). You don’t wanna miss this one.

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Whitesnake Announces “Greatest Hits Tour” 2016

The news and dates are filtering in about the mighty Whitesnake and their recently announced “Greatest Hits Tour”. Check out what I have discovered so far. The poster and dates are the most I could gather and share so far.

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The Scoop:
WHITESNAKE will embark on “The Greatest Hits Tour 2016” in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed:

The Tour Dates:
Jun. 01 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
Jun. 03 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Jun. 05 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Jun. 06 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
Jun. 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Jun. 10 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
Jun. 11 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock
Jun. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 15 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun. 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 18 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
Jun. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Jun. 23 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Jun. 26 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
Jun. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Jul. 01 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Casino
Jul. 02 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Poconos Casino
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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter 2015 Tour Dates Are Here

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has unveiled their Winter 2015 Tour Dates and considering there are two respective companies to the enterprise along with an afternoon and evening performance there are a LOT of them to choose from depending on your location. The graphic below gives you some insight as to this year’s spectacle and then I’ll speak about it a little more.

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The tour premise this year is “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve” and for those who are unaware of this aspect of the TSO, this was a television special that aired just around the release time of “The Christmas Attic” and features music from that album along with the eventual classics on “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”. The show featured Ossie Davis and a young Allie Sheridan who eventually became one of the backing singers in the touring company. It was a charming film for sure and its now on DVD for all to enjoy but better yet, this time we get to see its magic right up in front of our faces as this and other TSO classics are performed with perfection. I’m keeping this part brief since the tour dates will continue on for a time and believe me my fingers still hurt from the editing  Please make a note if you are in our own Creative Command HQ vicinity that there is NO show at Nassau Coliseum this year as that arena has closed but according to reports will return in a few years. That means the Prudential Center show in Newark are your only chances. Hey next time around Barclays Center in Brooklyn alright? It will rock, okay here we go.
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Breaking News: Night Ranger’s Joel Hoekstra Joins Whitesnake!!!

Okay, so “breaking” is not the proper word since the news hit my frequency last night while I was covering the NYC appearance of Biohazard and could not hammer out a post for you right away. I felt that it was also best to wait a little while and do some confirmation because in these days of Internet hoaxes and fake news you just never know, so after a quick note to the man himself I can safely say that “yes Metal Legions, guitarist Joel Hoekstra has indeed joined the legendary Whitesnake”.

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