Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on December 9, 2015.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. The band gained in popularity when they began touring in 1999 after completing their second album, The Christmas Attic the year previous. In 2007, the Washington Post referred to them as "an arena-rock juggernaut" and described their music as "Pink Floyd meets Yes and The Who at Radio City Music Hall." TSO has sold more than 10 million concert tickets and over 10 million albums. The band has released a series of rock operas: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven's Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve , their two-disc Night Castle and Letters From the Labyrinth. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is also known for their extensive charity work and elaborate concerts, which include a string section, a light show, lasers, "enough pyro to be seen from the international space station", moving trusses, video screens, and effects synchronized to music. (Source: Wikipedia)
The setlist for the show at the Frank Erwin Center:
  • Time and Distance (The Dash)
  • Winter Palace
  • The Lost Christmas Eve
  • O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night
  • Good King Joy
  • Christmas Dreams
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)
  • Christmas Canon Rock
  • What Child Is This?
  • Music Box Blues
  • First Snow
  • Promises to Keep
  • This Christmas Day
  • Wizards in Winter
  • A Mad Russian's Christmas
  • For the Sake of Our Brother
  • Christmas Nights in Blue
  • Christmas Jam
  • Prometheus
  • The Mountain
  • Forget About the Blame
  • Not the Same
  • The Night Conceives
  • Find Our Way Home
  • Requiem (The Fifth)
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (Reprise)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra continues their tour throughout the United States ending on December 30th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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