Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Final Performances of Critically Acclaimed Rock Opera "The Lost Christmas Eve"
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Final Performances of Critically Acclaimed Rock Opera "The Lost Christmas Eve" 2013 Winter Tour Presented by Hallmark Channel Playing Arenas Nationwide Business Wire NEW YORK -- August 13, 2013 Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." TSO’s 2013 Winter Tour will begin on November 13th, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America, presented by Hallmark Channel. TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past fifteen years, and quietly became one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision of "Rock Theater," the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year. For one final year, audiences will get to experience the modern Charles Dickens-like classic, "The Lost Christmas Eve." Following the 2012 premiere of this acclaimed rock opera, critics were raving, calling it "…a must see for any music lover" , "…a rock n roll holiday celebration worth seeing!" and an "unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound." "The Lost Christmas Eve" features a diverse soundtrack fusing elements of rock, classical, folk, R&B, and theatrical styled music, with the story taking you on a journey into the "Capra-esque" world of TSO creator / producer, Paul O’Neill. The critically acclaimed rock opera encompasses a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, a Gothic cathedral, and their respective inhabitants all intertwined during a single enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City. "The Lost Christmas Eve", performed in its entirety for the final time, will feature the hit single "Wizards in Winter" as well as longtime crowd favorites, "Christmas Nights in Blue" and "Siberian Sleigh Ride." It will be followed by songs from last years EP release from Lava/Republic, "Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)", classics from TSO's debut album, "Christmas Eve & Other Stories" and the rest of the heralded catalogue of rock operas. New this year, in response to consumer demand, Ticketmaster and Trans-Siberian Orchestra have teamed up to develop a safe and convenient way for TSO fans to buy tickets as gifts for friends and family in select venue’s. "Ticketmaster is helping our fans have a seamless experience in getting tickets to their friends and family without having to go to scalpers and the secondary market," says composer Paul O’Neill. "It is not only important to us that the show is as great as we can possibly make it but also that it is affordable for anyone no matter what their economic situation" While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their Rock Theater arsenal, including the rock operas "Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express," "Letters from the Labyrinth" and "Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper", an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution. Since their debut in 1996, TSO has defied the rules of an ever-changing music industry being regarded as a mix of The Who’s "Tommy", Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musicals, and Pink Floyd’s expansive light show.. Year after year, the group has ranked in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine. Having played live to over one million fans each year TSO saw a 15% increase in sales alone in 2012, transforming them into a year round tradition that’s here to stay. "Honestly we always hoped the band would be successful. After 15 years of touring we never dreamt we would be where we are today but the dedication and support of our fans has allowed this happen," reflects O’Neill. 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