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).

Starting today, Aug. 19th, the Winter Tour 2019 will begin its “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” where all fans can sign up at tso.tmverifiedfan.com/ (powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan) for exclusive access to the best tickets for the best price before tickets go on sale to the general public. Presales will begin for TSO fan club members on Tues., Sept. 4 for Nov. 13 through Nov. 30 tour dates and on Thurs., Sept. 5 for Dec. 1 through Dec. 30 tour dates. Fans who are not members of TSO’s fan club, but have registered during the “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” will have the opportunity to participate in presales on Sept. 9 and 10. General public on sale is set to begin on Sept. 13th. For more details on tour dates and all on sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com.

The Tour Dates:
Nov. 13 Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 13 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center – 7:30 PM
Nov. 14 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center – 7:30 PM
Nov. 15 Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Center – 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Nov. 16 Allentown, PA @ PPL Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 16 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 17 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 17 Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Nov. 20 Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena – 7:30 PM
Nov. 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena – 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Nov. 21 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena – 7:30 PM
Nov. 21 Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena – 7:30 PM
Nov. 22 Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 22 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena – 8:00 PM
Nov. 23 Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 23 Portland, OR @ Moda Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 24 Hartford, CT @ XL Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Nov. 24 Tacoma, WA @ Tacomadome – 3:30 PM
Nov. 26 San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose – 8:00 PM
Nov. 27 Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 29 Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 29 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Nov. 30 Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Nov. 30 Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena – 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 1 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 4 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena – 7:30 PM
Dec. 4 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 5 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena – 7:30 PM
Dec. 5 Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena – 7:00 PM
Dec. 6 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 6 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena – 8:00 PM
Dec. 7 Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 7 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 8 Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 8 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 11 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum – 7:30 PM
Dec. 11 Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC – 7:30 PM
Dec. 12 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena – 7:30 PM
Dec. 12 Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 PM
Dec. 13 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 13 Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center – 8:00 PM
Dec. 14 Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 14 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 15 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 18 Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena – 7:30 PM
Dec. 18 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center – 7:30 PM
Dec. 19 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center – 7:30 PM
Dec. 19 Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum – 7:30 PM
Dec. 20 Uniondale, NY @ NYCB LIVE – 8:00 PM
Dec. 20 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center – 8:00 PM
Dec. 21 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 21 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 22 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 23 Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 23 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 26 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 26 St Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
Dec. 27 Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 27 Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 28 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 28 St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 30 Toronto, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Dec. 30 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena – 2:30 PM 8:00 PM

“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill. In keeping with the classic line “If You Want To Arrange It, This World You Can Change It,” the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity. Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament” and the epic “Old City Bar,” both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Christmas Canon,” “Wizards In Winter” and many more.

Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played nearly 2,000 Winter Tour shows for more than 16 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs. Year-after-year TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Recently in July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar’s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925K tickets sold. Additionally, in July 2019, TSO was featured in Billboard’s Money Makers of 2018. In 2009, Pollstar ranked TSO at No. 20 on the “Top Tour(s) of the Decade” and Billboard placed TSO at No. 25 on its “Top Touring Artists of the Decade.”

Always embracing the O’Neill’s sense of altruism, TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. This year, as in years past, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity – to date approximately $16 million has been donated by the group.

TSO’s Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I didn’t see that first tour back in 1999, I did have the album and was an ardent fan from the onset. Like many who might have also purchased it when it was first on the racks, this tour was a very brief one and when most learned it was even happening, it had already passed them by. I did manage to begin my appreciation of the TSO in the live sense with a Beacon Theatre show in 2000 and I have not missed a year since. 2019 will effectively mark my 20th year of seeing the group in concert and to say that I am stoked to be supporting it still is an understatement. It is one of my very favorite concert experiences and something that I look forward to each and every year. Now I realize there are some of you who have not yet been affected by this experience and there is no time like the present since they are returing to the time-honored tale that set the ball in motion and doing so with a sure to be spectacular lighting and stage show. I can hardly wait and you should be planning your own attendance once you review these dates. Chime in down below about this news if you are compelled because I’d love to hear from you. See you again soon.

Official Website: http://www.trans-siberian.com

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