Marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018. TSO’s annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year’s 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,’ featuring founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater, is set to begin on November 14 and will visit 65 cities across North America, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30. TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.
The show will visit Tampa at Amalie Arena on Sunday, December 16 and will perform two shows at 3 and 7 p.m. General public tickets are now on sale.
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’, this year’s tour will include new awe-inspiring effects, as well as amazing staging with an all new design from the dedicated team handpicked by the group’s late creator, Paul O’Neill.
The rock opera also features 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. Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.
As in all previous years, a portion of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, more than $15 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities all across North America.
On September 28, Rhino Entertainment will release a 20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Attic on CD and digitally. A vinyl version of the release will be available November 9. The second installment in The Christmas Trilogy tells the story of a little girl who spends nights in an attic filled with yuletide reveries, while guitar solos and choral vocals soar over a rock orchestral backing across 16 tracks, including a previously unreleased on CD and vinyl version of Christmas Jam (Live).
Amalie Arena is located at 401 Channelside Dr. in Tampa. For more details on tour dates and all on sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com.