Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bringing A New Holiday Show To The Road

The surest sign that the winter holidays are right around the corner is the annual announcement of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rocking Christmas-themed caravan. This year’s tour, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – The Best Of TSO & More,” will bring a completely updated presentation to 60 cities across North America from Nov. 16 through Dec. 30.

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 22: Roddy Chong of Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs onstage at Prudential Center on December 22, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

This year’s tour kicks off with performances in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, continuing TSO’s tradition of multiple troupes and often multiple shows per day – matinees as well as evening concerts – during their holiday run, for a total of 101 shows.

Presales for TSO fan club members will take place Thurs., Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. local time and Fri., Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. local time. The public on sale is set to begin on Fri., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. local time. Beginning with the public on sale, special $29 tickets will be available for one week or while supplies last. Tickets and more information can be found on TSO’s website.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, after taking a year off because of the COVID pandemic, returned to the road last year to celebrate its 20th anniversary. To date, the combined touring units have reported to Pollstar 1,975 shows, sold 15,308,030 tickets and grossed of upward of $770.7 million over the years.

Keeping with the vision of late founder Paul O’Neill and his wife Desi, TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. Once again, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. To date, approximately $18 million has been donated by the group. Desi O’Neill said, “We want to thank the fans so much for the kindness they showed in coming out last year. It meant the world to our family. Moreover, the credit for any charitable donation is due to you, not us. The only way we are able to help all is because of you.”

“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” is a rock opera featuring such enduring fan favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” 2022’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Wizards In Winter,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” and many more.

“It was so special to be back playing live last year. When you love something as much as we do and it’s taken away, it made us super thankful to be back. I look forward to seeing all our ‘repeat offenders’ and all our new friends when we hit the road,” said TSO’s music director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli. “I love all of Paul’s stories, but ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ is one of my favorites and can’t wait to unveil this incredibly amazing new show for everyone. We know some people may be having tough times, so we worked hard with the local promoters and arenas to have a low priced $29 ticket to do our part in helping out. God Bless all of you and see you in November and December when we celebrate in-person once again.”

Wed., Nov. 16Green Bay, WIResch Center
Wed., Nov. 16Council Bluffs, IAMid America Center
Thurs., Nov. 17Wichita, KSINTRUST Bank Arena 
Fri., Nov. 18Fort Wayne, INAllen County War Memorial Coliseum
Sat., Nov. 19Denver, COBall Arena
Sat., Nov. 19Cincinnati, OHHeritage Bank
Sun., Nov. 20Colorado Springs, COWorld Arena
Sun., Nov. 20Youngstown, OHCovelli Centre
Tues., Nov. 22Salt Lake City, UTVivint Arena 
Wed., Nov. 23Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
Fri., Nov. 25Spokane, WASpokane Arena
Fri., Nov. 25Manchester, NHSNHU Arena
Sat., Nov. 26Seattle, WAClimate Pledge Arena
Sat., Nov. 26Worcester, MADCU Center
Sun., Nov. 27Eugene, ORMatthew Knight Arena 
Sun., Nov. 27Wilkes-Barre, PAMohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Mon., Nov. 28Portland, ORModa Center
Wed., Nov. 30Albany, NYMVP Arena 
Thurs., Dec. 1Fresno, CASave Mart Center
Thurs., Dec. 1Rochester, NYBlue Cross Arena 
Fri., Dec. 2Sacramento, CAGolden 1 Center
Fri., Dec. 2Toledo, OHHuntington Center
Sat., Dec. 3Ontario, CAToyota Arena 
Sat., Dec. 3Dayton, OHNutter Center
Sun., Dec. 4Phoenix, AZFootprint Center
Sun., Dec. 4Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
Wed., Dec. 7Austin, TXMoody Center
Wed., Dec. 7Lexington, KYRupp Arena
Thurs., Dec. 8Oklahoma City, OKPaycom Center
Thurs., Dec. 8Knoxville, TNThompson-Boling Arena
Fri., Dec. 9Little Rock, ARSimmons Bank Arena 
Fri., Dec. 9Greenville, SCBon Secours Wellness Arena
Sat., Dec. 10St Louis, MOEnterprise Center
Sat., Dec. 10Charlotte, NCSpectrum Center
Sun., Dec. 11Indianapolis, INGainbridge Fieldhouse
Sun., Dec. 11Atlanta, GAGas South Arena
Wed., Dec. 14Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
Wed., Dec. 14Raleigh, NCPNC Arena 
Thurs., Dec. 15Birmingham, ALBJCC
Thurs., Dec. 15Charlottesville, VAJohn Paul Jones Arena
Fri., Dec. 16Jacksonville, FLVyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Fri., Dec. 16Allentown, PAPPL Center
Sat., Dec. 17Orlando, FLAmway Center
Sat., Dec. 17Pittsburgh, PAPPG Paints Arena 
Sun., Dec. 18Tampa, FLAmalie Arena
Sun., Dec. 18Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Wed., Dec. 21Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
Wed., Dec. 21Hershey, PAGiant Center
Thur., Dec. 22Milwaukee, WIFiserv Forum 
Thur., Dec. 22Buffalo, NYKeyBank Center
Fri., Dec. 23St Paul, MNXcel Energy Center 
Fri., Dec. 23Columbus, OHNationwide
Mon., Dec. 26Kansas City, MOT-Mobile Center
Mon., Dec. 26Washington, D.C.Capital One Arena
Tues., Dec. 27Newark, NJPrudential Center
Wed., Dec. 28Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
Thur., Dec. 29Houston, TXToyota Center
Thur., Dec. 29Detroit, MILittle Caesars Arena 
Fri., Dec. 30Cleveland, OHRocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Fri., Dec. 30San Antonio, TXAT&T Center