SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Earlier this month, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates of its 2015 Winter Tour based on the group's cherished Yuletide story, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve." Now, TSO is pleased to announce that each concert ticket will come with a digital copy of the group's highly-anticipated upcoming studio album, Letters From The Labyrinth (Lava Records/Republic Records). Letters From The Labyrinth, which is set to be released Nov. 13, 2015 is TSO's first full-length album since 2009's Night Castle, and fans who purchase tickets to the 2015 Winter Tour will be among the first to hear it.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 18 (see www.trans-siberian.com for details). For every ticket purchased online, fans will receive a digital download of Letters From The Labyrinth on the album's release date.
Letters From The Labyrinth is a bold, conceptually provocative song cycle that finds TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O'Neill, along with his composers, arrangers, singers and players, pushing the proverbial envelope yet again -- this time with what he calls TSO's "first straight-ahead album" in the wake of its signature rock operas.
Fans of the rock operas will still be sated, as the 2015 Winter Tour is based on TSO's multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve." This enchanting story follows the journey of a young runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall's past. "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" features such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." TSO will take the 2015 Winter Tour to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows.
This year's tour follows the massive success of the 2014 Winter Tour, which grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days and played to nearly 1,000,000 fans. In total, TSO has played in excess of 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans cementing itself as one of the world's biggest arena rock acts. Trans-Siberian Orchestra has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for attendance and grosses according to Pollstar, the touring industry trade publication, and was named among the "Top Touring Artists of the Decade" by Billboard (in 2009). This ongoing success is due to Paul O'Neill's vision. O'Neill has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls "rock theater" that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. With new fans being introduced to the wonder presented on stage every year, and TSO constantly striving to provide a new experience, audiences can be assured the best is yet to come in 2015.
As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select national and local charities. To date, TSO has donated approximately $12 million to charities.
Wednesday, December 30 - 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$75 / $65 / $55 / $45 / $35
Friday, September 18 - 10 a.m.
Tickets are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online atticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.