Trans-Siberian Orchestra On Track For Winter Fun

Holiday favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces its winter schedule.  Fielding two touring companies, TSO begins the journey in Iowa and Pennsylvania in mid-November.

Photo: Brett Schauf
Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas

There is a new tale to tell on the upcoming tour.  This year’s story is titled “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve,” described as “the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert’s past.”  Songs include “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon” and “This Christmas Day.”

“‘The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve’ brings me back to TSO’s beginnings,” Trans-Siberian Orchestra creator/lyricist/composer Paul O’Neill said.  “We recorded this TV show before TSO had ever toured and it was almost like our first show.  It was filmed in a majestic old theatre in Jersey City and we got to work with the legendary Ossie Davis, Jewel and Michael Crawford.  There was a magic we captured and I think that’s why it was so successful as a fundraiser for PBS.”

TSO will also have new music for its fans.  Letters From The Labyrinth will arrive on Lava Records/Republic Records and is the group’s first full-length release since 2009’s Night Castle.

Here are the dates:

Nov. 18 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mid-America Center
Nov. 18 – Erie, Pa., Erie Insurance Arena
Nov. 19 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
Nov. 19 – Charleston, W.Va., Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
Nov. 20 – Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena
Nov. 21 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Nov. 21 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 22 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Nov. 22 – Colorado Springs, Colo., The Broadmoor World Arena
Nov. 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
Nov. 25 – Reading, Pa., Santander Arena
Nov. 27 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
Nov. 27 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 28 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Nov. 28 – Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 29 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center
Nov. 29 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Dec. 2 – Sacramento, Calif., Sleep Train Arena
Dec. 2 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 3 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County War Mem. Coliseum
Dec. 3 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
Dec. 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
Dec. 4 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Dec. 5 – Ontario, Calif., Citizens Business Bank Arena
Dec. 5 – Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University’s Nutter Center
Dec. 6 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Dec. 6 – Glendale, Ariz., Gila River Arena
Dec. 9 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
Dec. 9 – Richmond, Va., Richmond Coliseum
Dec. 10 – New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center
Dec. 10 – Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Dec. 11 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 11 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Dec. 12 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Dec. 12 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Dec. 13 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
Dec. 13 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
Dec. 16 – Providence, R.I., Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Dec. 16 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Dec. 17 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Dec. 17 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
Dec. 18 – Hershey, Pa., GIANT Center
Dec. 18 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Dec. 19 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
Dec. 19 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 20 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Dec. 20 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Dec. 22 – Wichita, Kansas, Intrust Bank Arena
Dec. 22 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
Dec. 23 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Dec. 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Dec. 26 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Dec. 26 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Dec. 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Dec. 27 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
Dec. 28 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
Dec. 29 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Dec. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 30 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

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