Prepare for a musical journey like no other this winter as Trans-Siberian Orchestra
(TSO) is set to spread rock vibes throughout its spectacular annual holiday tour, making a stop at Van Andel Arena
on December 26, 2023 with two show times at 3:00PM & 7:30PM. Today, the multi-platinum rock group, which has consistently hit the upper-reaches of the touring charts for the past 15 years, unveiled the exciting details of their highly anticipated 2023 winter tour, titled "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More." This year's tour promises a new and larger presentation of the beloved holiday tradition, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," which has captured the hearts of multiple generations.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10AM at VanAndelArena.com
. Beginning with the public on sale, special $39 tickets will be available for one week or while supplies last. For more details on tour dates and ticket sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com
. Additional fees and taxes may apply.
A product of the imagination of TSO’s late founder Paul O’Neill
, and based on TSO’s multi-platinum CD and TV special, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
,” follows the journey of a runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater on December 24th. While seeking shelter from the cold, the teen is discovered by the theater’s caretaker who uses the ghosts and spirits from the building’s past to turn her life around. Following the performance of the rock opera, 2023’s tour also boasts a rocking, blazing, and laser-lit second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits, fan-favorites, and surprises. In addition to experiencing the story at TSO’s live concerts this year, fans at home can watch a digitally restored “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” on their local PBS station.
“For 27 years you have helped make Paul O’Neill’s TSO stories a part of your
holiday tradition. And, for 27 years, our
tradition has been to make every year’s tour better than the last for you. 2023 is no exception as this year’s tour will be the best ever. I can’t wait to see our ‘repeat offenders’ out at the shows and look forward to seeing the new faces as well,” said TSO’s music director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli
TSO, which has sold more than 12 million albums and DVDs, will release music in several formats this fall, including a 25th anniversary edition of The Christmas Attic
on vinyl, in deluxe and standard packaging, on September 29; a clear vinyl pressing of Christmas Eve and Other Stories
on November 3; plus, a digital release of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve in Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio and hi-fidelity stereo mixes, including both the songs and narration, titled The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve – The Complete Narrated Version
on November 10.
Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows to more than 18 million fans. In just the past 10 years (encompassing nine tours), TSO has performed for more than 8 million fans. Keeping with O'Neill's vision, TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. Once again, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. To date, more than $18 million has been donated by the group.About ASM Global Van Andel Arena
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For photos, video, music, bio, and more information on the 2023 Winter Tour, visit: nc-management.com/tso/press/winter/
(username: “press” / password: “christmasdreams”). Interview Opportunities
PRINT/ONLINE: Al Pitrelli and longtime TSO drummer Jeff Plate are available for interviews via a media teleconference on September 27. For more information and/or to confirm your attendance, contact Scoop Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org
RADIO: Al Pitrelli, Jeff Plate, and longtime TSO guitarist Joel Hoekstra are available for select radio phone interviews on September 12 through September 15. For more information and/or to schedule an interview, please contact Alan Rommelfanger at email@example.com
TV: Al Pitrelli and TSO vocalist Kayla Reeves are available for TV interviews via Zoom on September 18 and 19. For more information and/or to schedule an interview, please contact Gabi Bisconti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoop Marketing for Trans-Siberian Orchestra Erik Stein, email@example.com
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