Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic 20th Anniversary Edition Available October 5

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S WINTER TOUR 2018
CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES

‘THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE’ LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 14

20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Attic Available This Fall

Listen to Bonus Track “Christmas Jam (Live)” Now at USA Today

Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2018) – Marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) today 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 14th and will visit 65 cities across North America, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th (see full itinerary below). TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.

Beginning today, August 20th, through August 31st, the Winter Tour 2018 will begin its “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” where all fans can sign up at tso.tmverifiedfan.com/ (powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan) for exclusive access to the best tickets for the best price before tickets go on-sale to the general public.  Pre-sales will begin for TSO fan club members on September 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time for November 14th though November 30th tour dates; on September 6th at 10 a.m. local time for December 1 through December 16 tour dates; and on September 7th at 10 a.m. local time for December 17 through December 30th. Fans who are not members of TSO’s fan club, and who have registered during the “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” will have the opportunity to participate in a presale on September 11th and 12thGeneral public on sale is set to begin on September 14th. For more details on tour dates and all on sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com

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 October 5, Rhino Entertainment will release a 20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Attic on CD ($15.98) and digitally. A vinyl version of the release will be available November 23 ($31.98).The second installment in The Christmas Trilogy tells the story of a little girl who spends a night in an attic filled with yuletide reveries, while guitar solos and choral vocals soar over a rock orchestral backing across 16 tracks. 1998's The Christmas Attic features one of the band's most popular songs "Christmas Canon,” which will be performed live on the current tour. Fans are also invited to listen to a previously unreleased on CD and vinyl version of “Christmas Jam (Live),” which is currently streaming courtesy of USA Today here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/08/20/trans-siberian-orchestra-announces-20th-anniversary-winter-tour/1010334002/

DATE                               CITY, STATE                   VENUE                                                   SHOWTIME(S)

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018        Green Bay, WI                 Resch Center                                          4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018        Council Bluffs. IA             Mid-America Center                                7:30 PM
Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018      Fort Wayne, IN                Allen County War Memorial Coliseum     7:30 PM
Thurs., Nov. 15, 2018      Tulsa, OK                        BOK Center                                             7:30 PM
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018           University Park, PA         Bryce Jordan Center                                7:30 PM
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018          Allentown, PA                  PPL Center                                              3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018          Denver, CO                     Pepsi Center                                            3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018         Wilkes Barre, PA             Mohegan Sun Arena                                3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018         Colorado Springs, CO     Broadmoor World Arena                          3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tues., Nov. 20, 2018       Salt Lake City, UT            Vivint Smart Home Arena                        4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018        Erie, PA                           Erie Insurance Arena                               3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018           Manchester, NH              SNHU Arena                                            3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018           Spokane, WA                  Spokane Arena                                        7:30 PM
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018          Worcester, MA                DCU Center                                              3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018          Portland, OR                   Moda Center                                            3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018         Uncasville, CT                 Mohegan Sun Arena                               3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018         Tacoma, WA                    Tacoma Dome                                         3:00 PM
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018        Albany, NY                      Times Union Center                                 7:30 PM
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018        Oakland, CA                    Oracle Arena                                           7:30 PM
Thurs., Nov. 29, 2018      Rochester, NY                 Blue Cross Arena                                    7:30 PM
Thurs., Nov. 29, 2018      Fresno, CA                      Save Mart Center                                    7:30 PM
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018           Toledo, OH                      Huntington Center                                   3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018           Sacramento, CA              Golden 1 Center                                      3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018            Dayton, OH                     Nutter Center                                          3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018            Ontario, CA                     Citizens Business Bank Arena                3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018           Grand Rapids, MI            Van Andel Arena                                     3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018           Phoenix, AZ                    Gila River Arena                                      3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018          Indianapolis, IN               Bankers Life Fieldhouse                          7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018          Oklahoma City, OK         Chesapeake Energy Arena                      7:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018        Lexington, KY                  Rupp Arena                                             7:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018        St Louis, MO                    Enterprise Center                                    7:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018             Greenville, SC                 Bon Secours Wellness Arena                  4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018             Knoxville, TN                   Thompson-Boling Arena                          8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018            Charlotte, NC                  Spectrum Center                                      3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018            Duluth, GA                       Infinite Energy Center                              3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018           Greensboro, NC              Greensboro Coliseum Complex               3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018           Birmingham, AL               Legacy Arena at The BJCC                     3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018        Raleigh, NC                     PNC Arena                                               7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018        Columbia, SC                  Colonial Life Arena                                   7:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018      Charleston, WV               Charleston Civic Center                            7:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018      Jacksonville, FL               Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena     7:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018           Cincinnati, OH                 U.S. Bank Arena                                       4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018           Sunrise, FL                      BB&T Arena                                              8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018          Buffalo, NY                      KeyBank Center                                        3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018          Orlando, FL                     Amway Center                                           3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018         Hershey, PA                    Giant Center                                               3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018         Tampa, FL                       Amalie Arena                                             3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018        Richmond, VA                 Richmond Coliseum                                    7:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018        New Orleans, LA             Smoothie King Center                                 7:30 PM
Thurs., Dec. 20, 2018      Uniondale, NY                 NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum     8:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 20, 2018      Austin, TX                        Frank Erwin Center                                     7:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018           Philadelphia, PA              Wells Fargo Center                                      3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018           Houston, TX                    Toyota Center                                              3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018          Newark, NJ                      Prudential Center                                        3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018          Dallas, TX                        American Airlines Center                            3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018         Washington, DC              Capital One Arena                                       3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018         San Antonio, TX              AT&T Center                                                3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018        Columbus, OH                 Nationwide Arena                                        3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018        Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center                                               3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018           Pittsburgh, PA                   PPG Paints Arena                                      3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018           Chicago, IL                       Allstate Arena                                             3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018          Detroit, MI                        Little Caesars Arena                                   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018          St Paul, MN                      Xcel Energy Center                                    3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018         Cleveland, OH                 Quicken Loans Arena                                  3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018         Milwaukee, WI                 Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played in excess of 1,850 Winter Tour shows for more than 15 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $675 million. The group has also sold 12 million albums and DVDs. 

TSO’s Winter Tour 2017 achieved a record gross of more than $61.5 million with approximately 1 million tickets sold.  The tour was ranked No. 11 on the Worldwide Ticket Sales “Top 100 Tours” chart (also No. 11 in 2016), No. 15 on the “Top 200 North American Tours” chart (up from No. 16 in 2016), and No. 27 on the “Top 100 Worldwide Tours” by concert industry trade Pollstar magazine. In 2009, Pollstar ranked TSO at No. 20 on the “Top Tour(s) of the Decade” and Billboard placed TSO at No. 25 on its “Top Touring Artists of the Decade.”

20th Anniversary Edition of The Christmas Attic Track Listing:

  1. The Ghost of Christmas Eve
  2. Boughs of Holly
  3. The World That She Sees
  4. The World That He Sees
  5. Midnight Christmas Eve
  6. The March of the Kings/Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  7. The Three Kings and I (What Really Happened)
  8. Christmas Canon
  9. Joy/Angels We Have Heard On High
  10. Find Our Way Home
  11. Appalachian Snowfall
  12. The Music Box
  13. The Snow Came Down
  14. Christmas in the Air
  15. Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)
  16. An Angel's Share
  17. Music Box Blues
  18.  Christmas Jam (LIVE)*

*Bonus track - previously unreleased on CD and vinyl.

 

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For photos, video, music, bio, and more information on the 2018 Winter Tour, visit: http://nc-management.com/tso/press/winter/index.html (User Name: press / Password: christmaseve).