TWO SHOWS: 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
20-some years ago, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was in the infant stages of touring, thanks in part to local radio jockey, Bill Lewis (who recently announced his retirement), with an assist from Belkin Productions. After playing TSO over the airwaves, Lewis and the Belkins convinced the group to set up shop at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square for a multi-night run. Sold-out shows lead to even more sold-out shows, as the run kept getting extended due to high demand.
Fast forward 20 years? Long gone are the days of the theater gigs. TSO has been a holiday arena staple more many years now, having to divide into TSO East and TSO West to make sure they can cover the entire country during the holiday season.
Once again, the show that started it all, ‘Christmas Eve and other Stories will be performed on this tour, which stops at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on December 30.
TSO’s Music Director & lead guitarist Al Pitrelli said, “After an incredibly trying year for everyone we are beyond excited to be able to say that we’re bringing Christmas Eve and Other Stories back to all of you. We were amazed by the turnout for last year’s livestream and how many of you continued to celebrate this tradition we have created together. It’s been 25 years since Paul (O’Neill) first introduced all of us to this timeless tale. Let’s celebrate this milestone event together. God bless and stay safe everyone.”
A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, Christmas Eve and Other Stories follows a story 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,” “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” 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,” “Promises To Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” and the epic “Old City Bar.” The rock opera also features such TSO classics as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.” “Additionally, the tour will enjoy a second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Christmas Canon,” “Wizards In Winter” and many more.
Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows for approximately 17 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 June 2020, TSO was ranked No. 1 on Pollstar magazine’s Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours Mid Year chart, No. 2 on the Top 100 North American Tours Mid Year chart, and No. 3 on the Top 100 Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In December, TSO was ranked No. 2 on Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours Year End chart and No. 3 on the Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours Year End chart. 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.”
All seats are reserved and priced at $104, $89, 79, $69, or $49.50. Prices are subject to additional fees. Tix can be purchased in person at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse box office or online via the link below: