Trans-Siberian Gears Up For Christmas 2011

The annual tour lays out its 2011 winter routing with multiple touring companies ensuring just about everyone in the U.S. and Canada will have an opportunity to bask in a multi-media experience second to none.

Founded in 1993 by Paul O’Neill, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was created to combine the best elements of progressive rock. It first hit the road in 1999, carrying as much pyro, lasers and special effects that its trucks could move from city-to-city. For many fans, it just ain’t Christmas without TSO.

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Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.

With multiple touring companies blanketing North America and often playing matinee and evening shows, this year’s tour begins in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 11, playing the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Mid American Center respectively. Other stops include Uncasville, Conn., and Springfield, Mo. (Nov. 12); Manchester, N.H. and Wichita Falls, Texas, (Nov. 13); Philadelphia, Pa. and Sacramento, Calif. (Nov. 19); Portland, Ore., and Boston (Nov. 27); and Pittsburgh and Houston (Dec. 23).

But the above dates are just a taste of the entire tour that currently stretches through Dec. 30. You really need to scope out the entire itinerary to trulyt appreciate just how much ground this expedition covers.

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Lucas County Arena, Toledo, OH

A presale for November shows begins Aug. 31 and December gigs hit the presale channel Sept. 1 via TSO’s website. Visit for more information.