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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Unveils Holiday Tour

LiveDaily.com reports: Trans-Siberian Orchestra has revealed plans for its eighth holiday tour, and it's the outfit's most ambitious itinerary yet.

The group--which will once again break into two touring units--has lined up an eight-week, 117-show arena tour that will feature two same-day performances in many cities.

According to a press release, tickets for all stops on the tour will go on sale to fan club members on Sept. 12, and will be available to the general public starting Sept. 15. One dollar of every ticket purchased will be donated to local charities in each market.

Organizers promise that new elements will be added to this year's production, "which already includes an orchestral string section, a full rock band, multiple vocalists, a narrator, extensive pyrotectics, a stunning laser- and light show and even a snowfall," the press release said.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra sprouted from a collaboration between producer/songwriter Paul O'Neill and keyboardist Jon Olivia, both of whom were members of the progressive-metal group Savatage. In the mid-'90s, the two wrote some Christmas songs that eventually became Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 1996 rock-opera album, "Christmas Eve & Other Stories."

The group has since released two more holiday sets--1998's "The Christmas Attic" and 2004's "The Lost Christmas Eve"--as well as 2000's non-holiday offering, "Beethoven's Last Night."

In the fall of 2004, the group issued "The Christmas Trilogy," a box set that houses all three of the orchestra's Christmas albums, as well as its 2001 DVD, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve."

Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour dates:

November 2006
3 - Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Center
3 - Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Civic Center
4 - Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Center (2 shows)
4 - Sunrise, FL - Bankatlantic Center
5 - Toledo, OH - Seagate Convention Center (2 shows)
5 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Coliseum
6 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
7 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson Bolling Arena
8 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
9 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Memorial Coliseum
9 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
10 - Erie, PA - Erie Civic Center
10 - Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center
11 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
11 - Memphis, TN - Mid-South Coliseum
12 - Dayton, OH - Nutter Center (2 shows)
12 - Jackson, MS - Mississippi Coliseum
13 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center
14 - Charlotte, NC - Cricket Arena
15 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
15 - Cape Girardeau, MO -Show Me Center
16 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
17 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Wachovia Center
17 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
18 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Wachovia Center (2 shows)
18 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center (2 shows)
19 - Hershey, PA - Giant Center (2 shows)
19 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center (2 shows)
20 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
21 - Syracuse, NY - Oncenter
21 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
22 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena (2 shows)
24 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena (2 shows)
25 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum (2 shows)
26 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
26 - Glendale, AZ - Glendale Arena (2 shows)
28 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
29 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
29 - Inglewood, CA - Great Western Forum
30 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
30 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

December 2006
1 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
1 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Cente
2 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (2 shows)
2 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena (2 shows)
3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena (2 shows)
3 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
6 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
6 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
7 - Cincinnatti, OH - US Bank Arena
7 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
8 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
8 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center
9 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena (2 shows)
9 - West Valley City, UT - E Center (2 shows)
10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (2 shows)
10 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Arena
13 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Center
13 - Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena
14 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
14 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
15 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
16 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center (2 shows)
16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (2 shows)
17 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center (2 shows)
17 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (2 shows)
20 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
20 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
21 - East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands
21 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
22 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena (2 shows)
22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
23 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena (2 shows)
23 - San Antonio, TX - SBC Center (2 shows)
26 - Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center (2 shows)
26 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena (2 shows)
27 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center (2 shows)
27 - St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center (2 shows)
28 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
28 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
29 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
29 - Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad (2 shows)
30 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center (2 shows)
30 - Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

Source: Live Daily

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1. Regina/Jim Hoops writes:

We saw the show last year and wow, we were impressed. My son came with us and he is not easily impressed but that show did the trick. I highly recommend this concert to everyone

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