Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, today announced its highly-anticipated Christmas Eve and Other StoriesTour. This year, the unforgettable multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13 and visits 66 cities with 109 performances across North America including Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, December 14 for two performances. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m.
Starting today, the TSO Winter Tour 2019 begins its 12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration where all fans may 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. The Fan Club Member pre-sale begins on Thursday, September 5 for tour dates scheduled December 1 through December 30. Fans who are not members of TSO's fan club, but have registered during the 12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration" have the opportunity to participate in pre-sales on September 9 and 10.
A product of the vision and imagination of TSO's late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill, Christmas Eve and Other Stories began the unique format O'Neill called rock theater and forged a deep connection with their fans. In 1999, TSO's show began small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities, which then exploded on to the national scene, playing to nine million fans over an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, has grossed $377 million over 1,224 performances. Their wildly-successful tours have cemented the group's status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours.
Christmas Eve and Other Stories is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name. In keeping with the classic line, "If You Want To Arrange It . . . This World, You Can Change It," the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity. Following favoriteTSO themes, "strangers helping strangers" and "the kindness of others," Christmas Eve and Other Stories takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as, "Ornament" and the epic, "Old City Bar," both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as well as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "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 including "Christmas Canon," "Wizards In Winter" and many more.
Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played nearly 2,000 winter tour shows for more than 16 million fans with tour grosses of more than $725 million and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs. Year-after-year, TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Last month, TSO was ranked number six on Pollstar's North American Tours Mid-Year chart and number eight on Pollstar's Worldwide Tours Mid-Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at number 16 on Pollstar's 2018 Top 200 Year-End North American Tours and at number 17 on Pollstar's 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925,000 tickets sold. Additionally, in July, TSO was featured in Billboard's Money Makers of 2018.
Always embracing O'Neill's sense of altruism, TSO remains one of rock's most charitable bands. This year, as in previous years, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity - to date, approximately $16 million has been donated by the group.
TSO's Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.