Trans-Siberian OrchestraDec 27 , 2013 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve” as part of their 2013 Winter Tour presented by Hallmark Channel for two shows at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets at $73, $63, $53, $43 and $33 reserved are on sale at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sale benefits The Salvation Army and Gilda’s Club.
The TSO phenomena has grown year after year and has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past fifteen years, becoming one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision of “Rock Theater,” the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year.
For one final year, audiences will get to experience the modern Charles Dickens-like classic, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” The production features a diverse soundtrack, fusing elements of rock, classical, folk, R&B, and theatrical-styled music with the story taking you on a journey into O’Neill’s “Capra-esque” world. The critically acclaimed rock opera showcases a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, a Gothic cathedral, and their respective inhabitants all intertwined during a single enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City.
“The Lost Christmas Eve” performance features the hit single “Wizards in Winter” as well as longtime crowd favorites, “Christmas Nights in Blue” and “Siberian Sleigh Ride.” It will also feature songs from last years EP release from Lava/Republic, “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night),” and classics from TSO’s debut album, “Christmas Eve & Other Stories.”
Since their debut in 1996, TSO has defied the rules of an ever-changing music industry being, regarded as a mix of The Who’s “Tommy,” Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musicals, and Pink Floyd’s expansive light show. Year after year, the group has ranked in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine. Having played live to over one million fans each year TSO saw a 15% increase in sales alone in 2012, transforming them into a year round tradition that’s here to stay.
Learn more about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2013 Winter Tour at: www.trans-siberian.com.