Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018 will be returning to Gila River Arena. 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. TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.
99.9 KEZ presents the 3:30pm show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Operation Santa Claus. 100.7 KSLX presents the 7:30pm show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 14, 10am at gilariverarena.com or call 1.800.745.3000.
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera 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." 2018’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more 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 across North America.
Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more details.
Reserved Tickets start as low as $42.25!
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10am at gilariverarena.com
Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Applicable fees may apply.
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 23. 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).”
Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played more than 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.”
TSO’s Music Director & lead guitarist Al Pitrelli and longtime TSO drummer Jeff Plate will be available for interview via a media teleconference on Wed., Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. To register your interest in participating, email [email protected]
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).