|Trans-Siberian Orchestra, also known simply as TSO, is an American progressive rock band. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was founded by music industry legend Paul O’Neill. O’Neill is no stranger to success, having previously managed bands like Aerosmith and AC/DC. With Trans-Siberian, O’Neill’s aim was to write music so it did not need any lyrics and could instead have a powerful impact simply based on the sound. With exceptional music came poetic lyrics which were later followed by a meaningful story. The combined effort of his music, lyrics and stories produced rock operas. Get your Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets for one of the best musical experiences of your life.
With their intricate sounds, intense pyrotechnics and relatable holiday music, TSO continues to amaze fans all over the world. Paul O’Neill, Robert Kinkel, Al Pitrelli and Savatage lead singer Jon Oliva founded the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 1996. The name appears to be inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia; connecting several cultures that are otherwise isolated, much like music.
The band has a layered, arena-rock sound not unlike Porcupine Tree or Birds of Tokyo, making large venues their preferred location for performance. Since forming in 1996, the group has experienced an incredible amount of success, with fans purchasing over 10 million albums and routinely selling out shows across the country. For a night of unforgettable progressive rock, purchase your Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets today! A seasonal, classical music staple, Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets equal a great time for the entire family.
The idea behind TSO was to develop an orchestra type band that would play Christmas carols with a rock music twist. In studio the band makes use of a full orchestra and choir. Trans-Siberian is a 60-piece orchestra based in New York City.
The group has released several studio albums throughout its time together. They include Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve, Night Castle and a remastered and re-released version of The Lost Christmas Eve. The band has also become known for its philanthropic efforts, as the TSO donates $1 from each ticket it sells to a local charity from the city it is playing in. To date, the group has donated over $10 million to various causes. TSO shows are known for being heavily experiential, complete with lavish light shows, pyrotechnics and special effects.
The group’s sound brings together classical, symphonic, hard rock and heavy metal music. In addition to spectacular sound, the group is known for its phenomenal stage shows. In conjunction with the music, their concerts consist of a light show, lasers, fire and video screens.
When playing live in concert, TSO uses several vocalists, musicians, a narrator and taps local musical talent to beef up the string section. Truly a concert event to be experienced, fans dole out rave reviews show after show. It’s just not the holiday season until you get a dose of TSO holiday hard rock classical style.
What is perhaps most impressive about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is that the band has never played in a club or even been an opening act for another artist. Trans-Siberian has sold more than 9 million concert tickets throughout the world.