RELEASE - TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S ALL-NEW SHOW BRINGS BACK THE WORLD-WIDE PHENOMENON - ‘CHRISTMAS EVE AND OTHER STORIES’
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S ALL-NEW SHOW BRINGS BACK THE WORLD-WIDE PHENOMENON - ‘CHRISTMAS EVE AND OTHER STORIES’
COMING TO TAMPA’S AMALIE ARENA DECEMBER 15
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10:00 AM
TAMPA, FL – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 back to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Sunday, December 15 with two spectacular performances at 3:00 and 7:30 PM. The unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” returns with all-new staging and effects to go along with the classic rock and orchestral sounds that have defined TSO decades.
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. Their wildly successful tour cemented the group’s status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year’s multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13 and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on December 30 (see full itinerary online).
“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by originally written by O’Neill. 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 favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” the concert 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 "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. Recently in July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar’s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925K tickets sold. Additionally in July, TSO was featured in Billboard’s Money Makers of 2018.
TSO’s Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.
For art assets and more information on the Winter Tour, visit:
nc-management.com/tso/press/winter (Username: press / Password: “christmaseve”).
Scoop Marketing for Trans-Siberian Orchestra (818-761-6100)
Erik Stein ([email protected]),
Vanessa Sahawi ([email protected])
Anna Loynes ([email protected])
TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10:00 AM at the ReliaQuest Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $55.75, $65.75 and $75.75. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com or the ReliaQuest Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.
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