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Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America. The tour goes on sale on September 12th and will be presented by Hallmark Channel.
TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “After kicking-off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live. As I have always said ‘it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience.’ Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as ‘Wizards In Winter,’ ‘Requiem’ and ‘Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24’.”
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour, complete with bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition. Called an “…inspiring story…” by USA Today and “Majestic, sweeping…” by Billboard magazine. The album’s (and stage production’s) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic.  She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure.
TSO, which celebrated its 15th year of live shows last year, has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for yearly gross revenues and attendance, according to touring industry trade Pollstar. The group has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. This ongoing success is due to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless.
As in previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities.  The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.
While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their arsenal, including the rock operas Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues ExpressLetters from the Labyrinth, and Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper, an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.
TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to http://www.trans-siberian.com/ for more details.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter 2014 Tour Dates
11/13/14        Toledo OH       Huntington Center       4 PM & 8 PM
11/13/14        Omaha NE        Mid-America Center      7:30 PM
11/14/14        Erie PA Erie Insurance Arena    7:30 PM
11/15/14        Hershey PA      Giant Center    3:30 PM & 8 PM
11/15/14        Denver CO       Pepsi Center    3 PM & 8 PM
11/16/14        Uncasville CT   Mohegan Sun Arena       3 PM & 8 PM
11/16/14        Colorado Springs CO     World Arena     3 PM & 7:30 PM
11/19/14        Richmond VA     Richmond Coliseum       7:30 PM
11/19/14        Salt Lake City UT       EnergySolutions Arena   4 PM & 8 PM
11/20/14        Charlotte NC    Time Warner Cable Arena 7:30 PM
11/20/14        Boise ID        Taco Bell Arena 7:30 PM
11/21/14        Columbia SC     Colonial Life Arena     4 PM & 8 PM
11/21/14        Spokane WA      Spokane Arena   8 PM
11/22/14        Raleigh NC      PNC Arena       3 PM & 8 PM
11/22/14        Seattle WA      KeyArena        3 PM & 8 PM
11/23/14        Greenville SC   Bon Secours Wellness    3 PM & 7:30 PM
11/23/14        Portland OR     Moda Center     3 PM & 7:30 PM
11/26/14        Greensboro NC   Greensboro Coliseum     4 PM & 8 PM
11/26/14        Sacramento CA   Sleep Train Arena       4 PM & 8 PM
11/28/14        Wilkes-Barre PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza        3 PM & 8 PM
11/28/14        San Diego CA    Viejas Arena    4 PM & 8 PM
11/29/14        Manchester NH   Verizon Wireless Arena  3:30 PM & 8 PM
11/29/14        Ontario CA      Citizens Business Bank Arena    3 PM & 8 PM
11/30/14        Albany NY       Times Union Center      3 PM & 7:30 PM
11/30/14        Phoenix AZ      Jobing.com Arena        3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/1/14 Las Cruces NM   Pan American Center     7:30 PM
12/3/14 Toronto ON      Air Canada Centre       7:30 PM
12/4/14 State College PA        Bryce Jordan Center     7:30 PM
12/4/14 Tulsa OK        BOK Center      7:30 PM
12/5/14 Fort Wayne IN   Allen County War Memorial Coliseum      8 PM
12/5/14 Wichita KS      INTRUST Bank Arena      8 PM
12/6/14 Dayton OH       Nutter Center   3 PM & 8 PM
12/6/14 Little Rock AR  North Little Rock Verizon Arena 4 PM & 8 PM
12/7/14 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/7/14 Oklahoma City OK        Chesapeake Energy Arena 3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/10/14        Knoxville TN    Thompson-Boling Arena   7:30 PM
12/10/14        Atlanta GA      Gwinnett Center 7:30 PM
12/11/14        Lexington KY    Rupp Arena      7:30 PM
12/11/14        Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena    7:30 PM
12/12/14        Cincinnati OH   US Bank Arena   4 PM & 8 PM
12/12/14        Sunrise FL      BB&T Center      4 PM & 8 PM
12/13/14        Pittsburgh PA   Consol Energy Center    3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/13/14        Tampa FL        Tampa Bay Times Forum   3 PM & 8 PM
12/14/14        Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
12/14/14        Orlando FL      Amway Center    3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/17/14        Washington DC   Verizon Center  7:30 PM
12/17/14        New Orleans LA  New Orleans Arena       7:30 PM
12/18/14        Uniondale NY    Nassau Coliseum 8 PM
12/18/14        Austin TX       Frank Erwin Center      7:30 PM
12/19/14        Providence RI   Dunkin’ Donuts Center   4 PM & 8 PM
12/19/14        Houston TX      Toyota Center   4 PM & 8 PM
12/20/14        Boston MA       TD Garden       3 PM & 8 PM
12/20/14        San Antonio TX  AT&T Center     3 PM & 8 PM
12/21/14        Newark NJ       Prudential Center       3 PM & 8 PM
12/21/14        Dallas TX       American Airlines Center        3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/23/14        Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center      4 PM & 8 PM
12/23/14        Kansas City MO  Sprint Center   4 PM & 8:15 PM
12/26/14        Cleveland OH    Quicken Loans Arena     3 PM & 8 PM
12/26/14        St Louis MO     Scottrade Center        3:30 PM & 8 PM
12/27/14        Detroit MI      The Palace of Auburn Hills      3 PM & 8 PM
12/27/14        Chicago IL      Allstate Arena  3 PM & 8 PM
12/28/14        Columbus OH     Nationwide Arena        3 PM & 7:30 PM
12/29/14        Milwaukee WI    BMO Harris Bradley Center       4 PM & 8 PM
12/30/14        Buffalo NY      First Niagara Center    3 PM & 8 PM
12/30/14        St Paul MN      Xcel Energy Center      3 PM & 7:30 PM
1/2/15  Youngstown OH   Covelli Centre  3 PM & 8 PM
1/2/15  Green Bay WI    Resch Center    4 PM & 8 PM
1/3/15  Reading PA      Santander Arena 3:30 PM & 8 PM
1/3/15  Madison WI      Alliant Energy Center   3 PM & 8 PM
1/4/15  Hartford CT     XL Center       3 PM & 7:30 PM
1/4/15  Moline IL       iWireless Center        3 PM & 7:30 PM

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