2019-12-24T03:34:50Z 2019-12-24T03:34:50Z

Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing during the Winter Tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on December 23, 2019.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's all new show brings back the phenomenon that started it all, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories", with a brand new production, staging, and effects. First performed in 1999 and recorded for a TV special, which became just as much of a holiday staple as "The Sound of Music", "Christmas Eve" was conceived by Paul O'Neill, TSO's original mastermind.

A veteran producer for acts like Aerosmith and Savatage, O'Neill was inspired by the rock operas of The Who and the grandly theatrical concerts of Pink Floyd to create something that was even more spectacular. Together with Savatage members Jon Oliva, Bob Kinkel, and Al Pitrelli, O'Neill developed a unique project that married the spirit of the season with all the exhilarating sounds, operatic grandeur, and visual bravura that fans had come to expect of rock gods.

After the massive success of TSO's first two albums, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" and "The Christmas Attic," O'Neill and his team took it on the road with similarly blockbuster results. Though TSO's repertoire would extend far beyond holiday songs to encompass the greats of classical music on "Beethoven's Last Night" and O'Neill's own original rock operas like "Night Castle," their thrilling and highly singular take on seasonal music remains their trademark.

Tragically, O'Neill's passing in 2017 robbed the music world of a true visionary, but his team of friends and collaborators in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra honor his legacy with a new production that both preserves and revitalizes a landmark merger of music, theatrics, storytelling, and seasonal cheer that yielded an international phenomenon.
Setlist for the show at the AT&T Center

Christmas Eve and Other Stories:
  • Christmas Eve and Other Stories
  • An Angel Came Down
  • O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night
  • The Prince of Peace
  • First Snow
  • A Mad Russian's Christmas
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)
  • Good King Joy
  • Ornament
  • Old City Bar
  • Promises to Keep
  • This Christmas Day
  • An Angel Returned
  • Epilogue

Set:
  • The Storm / The Mountain
  • Handful of Rain
  • Mozart/Figaro
  • Christmas Canon Rock
  • Wizards in Winter
  • Can You Hear Me Now
  • Beethoven
  • Believe
  • Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness)
  • Requiem (The Fifth)
  • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (Reprise)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra was the main act at the AT&T Center. The band continues across the United States with the last stop at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 2019.

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