Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – The Best of TSO & More” Winter Tour

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The Press Release:
Prepare for a musical journey like no other this winter as Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is set to spread rock vibes throughout its spectacular annual holiday tour. Today, the multi-platinum rock group, which has consistently hit the upper-reaches of the touring charts for the past 15 years, unveiled the exciting details of their highly anticipated 2023 winter tour, titled “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More.” This year’s tour promises a new and larger presentation of the beloved holiday tradition, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” which has captured the hearts of multiple generations. The tour kick-starts on November 15 with captivating performances in Green Bay, WI, and Council Bluffs, IA. Over the course of the tour, TSO will visit 62 cities, delivering an impressive 104 performances before concluding on December 30 (view the complete itinerary below and on

Presales for TSO fan club members will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. local time and Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. local time. The public on-sale is set to begin on Friday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Beginning with the public on sale, special $39* tickets will be available for one week or while supplies last. For more details on tour dates and ticket sales, visit

A product of the imagination of TSO’s late founder Paul O’Neill, and based on TSO’s multi-platinum CD and TV special, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” follows the journey of a runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater on December 24th. While seeking shelter from the cold, the teen is discovered by the theater’s caretaker who uses the ghosts and spirits from the building’s past to turn her life around. Following the performance of the rock opera, 2023’s tour also boasts a rocking, blazing, and laser-lit second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits, fan-favorites, and surprises. In addition to experiencing the story at TSO’s live concerts this year, fans at home can watch a digitally restored “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” on their local PBS station.

“For 27 years you have helped make Paul O’Neill’s TSO stories a part of your holiday tradition. And, for 27 years, our tradition has been to make every year’s tour better than the last for you. 2023 is no exception as this year’s tour will be the best ever. I can’t wait to see our ‘repeat offenders’ out at the shows and look forward to seeing the new faces as well,” said TSO’s music director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli.

TSO, which has sold more than 12 million albums and DVDs, will release music in several formats this fall, including a 25th anniversary edition of The Christmas Attic on vinyl, in deluxe and standard packaging, on Sept. 29; a clear vinyl pressing of Christmas Eve and Other Stories on Nov. 3; plus, a digital release of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio and hi-fidelity stereo mixes, including both the songs and narration, titled The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve – The Complete Narrated Version on Nov. 10.

Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows to more than 18 million fans. In just the past 10 years (encompassing nine tours), TSO has performed for more than 8 million fans. Keeping with O’Neill’s vision, 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, more than $18 million has been donated by the group.

The Tour Dates:
Nov. 15: Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 15: Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center (Evening)
Nov. 16: Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena (Evening)
Nov. 17: Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum (Evening)
Nov. 18: Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 18: Denver, CO @ Ball Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 19: Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 21: Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 22: Allentown, PA @ PPL Center (Evening)
Nov. 24: Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 24: Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena (Evening)
Nov. 25: Worcester, MA @ DCU Center (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 25: Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 26: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 26: Portland, OR @ Moda Center (Matinee & Evening)
Nov. 29: Albany, NY @ MVP Arena (Evening)
Nov. 29: San Jose, CA @ SAP Center (Evening)
Nov. 30: Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena (Evening)
Nov. 30: Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center (Evening)
Dec. 1: Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 1: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 2: Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 2: Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 3: Toronto, ON @ ScotiaBank Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 3: Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 6: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena (Evening)
Dec. 6: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena (Evening)
Dec. 7: Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena (Evening)
Dec. 7: Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center (Evening)
Dec. 8: Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 8: Ft Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 9: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 9: San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 10: Atlanta, GA @ Gas South Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 10: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 13: Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena (Evening)
Dec. 13: New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center (Evening)
Dec. 14: Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena (Evening)
Dec. 14: Memphis, TN @ FedExForum (Evening)
Dec. 15: Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 15: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center (Evening)
Dec. 16: Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 16: Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 17: St Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 20: Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena (Evening)
Dec. 20: Birmingham, AL @ BJCC (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 21: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegun Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 21: Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Evening)
Dec. 22: Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 22: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 23: Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 23: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 26: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 26: Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 27: Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 28: Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 28: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 29: Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 30: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (Matinee & Evening)
Dec. 30: St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (Matinee & Evening)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s without question that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual tour is one of my very favorite things in live music and that has been the case for me for a very, very, very long time. Back in the Metal heyday I was a big fan of Savatage which led to the “birth” of the TSO with their “Dead Winter Dead” album and when music came to pass on an album called “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” under that branding I was stunned and locked in for life. Here we are more than 25 years after the orchestras debut album discussing another sure to be exciting tour. Now before you feel that you need to get your eyes checked, our regional audience might be shocked to realize that there is neither a Nassau Coliseum performance or even a Prudential Center show and that’s a mindblower for me since I’ve been catching the matinee performance in Newark for the past twelve years. The company had only performed at MSG in 2004 and 2005 so I opted to see the New Jersey gigs over the Long Island ones. This year, our region will only have a single performance at the still kinda new UBS Arena. I’m still rather surprised that nothing has been done at the Barclays Center since I love that arena and it would be great to not have such a lengthy haul back to the Media Command HQ once its all said and done. Now since there is surely a few of you who might not have seen the TSO yet, I am going to stress that you make this your year. The show continually blows me away visually and with bombastic pyrotechnics and musicianship. It’s really hard to describe any deeper and when you run into those fans who go five and ten times each tour, you know that you are going to witness something very special. So that’s all I have to say about this one. I will hopefully be in attendance at the UBS Arena show and while its pretty far away still in terms of scheduling, I hope that I see some of you as well. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about the news. Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you again soon. Keep safe out there.


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