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Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Perform Two Shows at the St. Pete Times Forum, December 11





Tickets go on sale this Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m.

TAMPA BAY – The holiday season’s most exciting spectacle Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will return to the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, December 11 for two unforgettable performances. The orchestra, known for its exceptional music set to a dazzling array of lights and pyrotechnics, will hold two shows, a matinee at 3:00 p.m. and an evening performance at 8:00 p.m.  
The Chicago Tribune wrote, “[t]ake the arena-filling production spectacle of Kiss, the light show of   Pink Floyd, the theatrical rock of Queen--then add a Christmas theme. The result is Trans-Siberian Orchestra.”
It’s been 14 years since Trans-Siberian Orchestra debuted with the single “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo/12/24),”  inspiring generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. TSO has sold more than seven million copies of its first four rock operas -- 1996's Christmas Eve & Other Stories, 1998’s The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night in 2000 and 2004’s The Lost Christmas Eve.
On the road, meanwhile, they have become one of the world’s top touring acts. TSO’s 2009 Winter Tour played to over 1.2 million fans in 80+ cities, generating revenues of nearly $45 million, which according to Billboard magazine’s midyear touring chart, put them as the No. 2 most attended tour. Since its first Winter Tour in 1999, TSO has been one of the concert business’ most successful acts, consistently rating in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and audience attendance. 
Now TSO is taking us to a bold and exciting new place – Night Castle. Recently released, it is a sweeping two-disc set with 26 songs embracing hard rock theatrics, classical majesty, operatic beauty and chorale richness. Night Castle is TSO’s ultimate creative statement, a transcendent and enveloping experience built upon a gripping story with a resonant and timely message.
TSO’s annual tours have become a must-see tradition for rock-centric holiday revelers, attracting a unique all-ages audience captivated by their cross-genre blending of metal and progressive rock, classical themes and great storytelling with unequalled staging and pyrotechnics 
“Every day, we’re working across the board to have the biggest emotional impact on our fans,” concludes TSO creator Paul O’Neill.  “We’re composing music that cuts even deeper, building the best possible ensemble, working to make our staging something that completely blows them away and if we are fortunate maybe even changes their lives in a little way for the better.”
Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $25.00, $37.00, $47.00 and $57.00. Facility maintenance fees will apply. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit Advanced parking passes are available at and the Box Office.



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