Trans-Siberian Orchestra returning to Cleveland for two shows on Dec. 27

Christmas is over when the Trans-Siberian Orchestra SAYS it’s over.

The speaker-pumping, laser-shooting rock-classical fusion outfit will make its annual holiday-season appearance in Cleveland Dec. 27 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Fans get two shots at the show, at 3 and 8 p.m.

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Do you think the Trans-Siberian Orchestra ever thinks about staging a low-key “unplugged” tour for the holidays? Yeah, we don’t, either. (Photos courtesy of Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

TSO is returning “with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years,” states a news release from event promoter Live Nation.

More from the release:

A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” began the unique format O’Neill called “Rock Theater” and forged a deep connection with their fans that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group’s status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours.

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How popular has the group been? More from the release:

Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played nearly 2,000 Winter Tour shows for more than 16 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs. Year-after-year TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Recently in July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar’s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925K tickets sold. Additionally in July, TSO was featured in Billboard’s Money Makers of 2018.

Tickets, starting at $49.50, are on sale now. Get them and more info here.

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