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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Debuts Their Rock Opera The Christmas Attic Live Across North America

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Returning to Mohegan Sun Arena on November 16th for two shows

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America and will play Mohegan Sun at 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, November 16th.

Tickets are $51.00 and $41.00 go on sale Friday, September 12th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 13th, subject to availability.  See Trans-Siberian for more details.

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “After kicking off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live. As I have always said ‘it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience’. Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as “Wizards In Winter,” “Requiem” and “Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24””.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour, complete with bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition. Called an “…inspiring story…” by USA Today and “Majestic, sweeping, …” by Billboard magazine. The album’s (and stage production’s) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic.  She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure.

TSO, which celebrated its 15th year of live shows last year, has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for yearly gross revenues and attendance, according to touring industry trade Pollstar. The group has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena Rock acts. This ongoing success is due to TSO founder 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. Additionally, TSO’s live performances receives raves from critics, such as: “As the enthralled audience members filed out of the arena, more than one person was overheard saying something to the effect of ‘It gets better every year’,” “This current tour demonstrates once again the incredible showmanship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” and “The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is evidence that the genres of rock opera, progressive rock and symphonic rock have not died, and that they actually are thriving… What’s cool about it is that the people of all ages and all walks of life can enjoy it.”

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities.  The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their arsenal, including the rock operas Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express, Letters from the Labyrinth, and Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper, an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.

TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to http://www.trans-siberian.com/ for more details.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

For art assets and more information on the Winter 2014 Tour, visit: trans-siberian.com/press/winter/

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Mohegan Sun Arena Show Of Critically Acclaimed Rock Opera “The Lost Christmas Eve”

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Presented by Hallmark Channel; tickets on sale September 20th at 10:00am

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 16, 2013) — Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum Rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve.”  TSO’s 2013 Winter Tour will begin on November 13th, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America including a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, December 19th for a 7:30pm show. The concert is presented by Hallmark Channel. A modern classic that can stand side by side with a Charles Dickens tale, “The Lost Christmas Eve” has become yet another chapter in the TSO holiday tradition.

Tickets are $70.00 and $50.00 and go on sale Friday, September 20th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 21st subject to availability.

For one final year, audiences will get to experience the modern Charles Dickens-like classic, “The Lost Christmas Eve.”  Following the 2012 premiere of this acclaimed Rock opera, critics raved, calling it “Powerful, captivating……”, “…a must see for any music lover” , “…a Rock n’ Roll holiday celebration worth seeing!” and an “unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound.” Taking the audience on a journey into the “Capra-esque” world of TSO, creator / producer Paul O’Neill, “The Lost Christmas Eve” fuses elements of Rock, Classical, Folk, R&B, and Broadway styled music into its diverse soundtrack. Encompassing a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, a Gothic cathedral, and their respective inhabitants all intertwined during a single enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City, the “The Lost Christmas Eve” is a holiday favorite for the entire family.

Since their debut in 1996, TSO has defied the rules of an ever-changing music industry.  Year after year, the group has ranked in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine. Having played live to over one million fans each year TSO witnessed a 15% increase in sales alone in 2012, transforming them into a year round tradition that’s here to stay.  Having sold in excess of 9 million albums and performed to more than 10 million fans, in 150+ cities worldwide, the band’s rock operas have defined them as the leader in Rock Theater, being regarded as a mix of The Who’s “Tommy”, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musicals, and Pink Floyd’s expansive light show.

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Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns With Beethoven’s Last Night

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Live in the Arena on April 10th.  Tickets go on sale Friday

Following last year’s triumphant debut, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is returning to the stage this spring with “Beethoven’s Last Night.”  The band is taking the show to Europe for the first time and then back to the U.S. for a limited 8 week tour.  The performance will take place live in Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, April 10th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $31.00 and go on sale Friday, February 4th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, February 5th, subject to availability.
 
TSO founder Paul O’Neill has been working on a concept he likes to call “Rock Theater.” The material for “Rock Theater” began when Paul O’Neill and TSO set their sights on one of the most beloved and important composers the world has ever seen, Ludwig van Beethoven.

TSO creator / writer / producer Paul O’Neill explains, “I was always fascinated by Beethoven. Beethoven did not come from a rich family, made his way to Vienna which, at that time was the capitol of the musical world, and by the time he was 21, was recognized as one of the greatest piano players in the world by the likes of Mozart. By the time he was 25, he realized he was going completely deaf and if he had just crawled into a corner and given up on life, nobody would have judged him harshly. But instead he went on to write some of the greatest music that has ever been created, music that would bring joy, happiness, peace to countless billions of people but, that he himself would never hear.”

O’Neill created a theatrical experience that combined with arena Rock takes this new genre to unprecedented levels. Here is just a sample of what the press had to say about “Beethoven’s Last Night” in concert:

“The show is a symphonic slam…with its intricate plot and dazzling stylistic breadth” – BOSTON HERALD

“The most extravagant tribute from one musician to another could well be ‘Beethoven’s Last Night’. High-tech as it is, it is also heartfelt.” – THE BUFFALO NEWS

Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked the 4th busiest venue in 2009 by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.