Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the Coliseum – 12/5/2014

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News release from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the Memorial Coliseum Friday, December 5

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(September 8, 2014) – 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. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America, including the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket office, online at, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities. In Fort Wayne, a portion of each paid ticket will go to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana courtesy of 97.3 WMEE and Old National Bank. 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.

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. 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.

TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to for more details.

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