Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s All New Show Brings Back the Phenomenon That Started It All- ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories’
Kansas City, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2019) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 back to Sprint Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 for two performances. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories." TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011).
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 that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group's status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year's unforgettable multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on Nov. 13 and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on Dec. 30.
Starting Aug. 19, the Winter Tour 2019 will begin its "12 Days of TSO Fan Registration" where all fans can sign up for exclusive access to the best tickets for the best price before tickets go on sale to the general public. Presales will begin for TSO fan club members on Thurs., Sept. 5 for Dec. 1 through Dec. 30 tour dates. Fans who are not members of TSO's fan club but have registered during the "12 Days of TSO Fan Registration" will have the opportunity to participate in presales on Sept. 9 and 10.
"Christmas Eve and Other Stories" is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO's late founder/composer/lyricist Paul 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," "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" 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.
Tickets for Trans-Siberian Orchestra stop in Kansas City go on sale Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at SprintCenter.com, Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center or by phone at 888.929.7849.