Special presentation took place backstage; Group became 40th inductee
UNCASVILLE, CT (November 27, 2023) – Prior to the return of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” to Mohegan Sun Arena yesterday evening, the Progressive Rock group was honored as the 40th Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame inductee.
TSO sold out the renowned 10,000-seat Arena for the 28th and 29th time in a row during two consecutive performances during the 2023 holiday tour. The group has played in front of over 190,000 dedicated fans since their first Mohegan Sun Arena appearance in 2003. “TSO has always been a fan favorite at Mohegan Sun Arena, said Tom Cantone, President of Sports and Entertainment at Mohegan. “Everyone in attendance receives an exhilarating, unforgettable experience from TSO whenever they are on property. “Every TSO show is a memory for life with your family and friends, and that’s what we do best.” Trans-Siberian Orchestra joins Thomas Rhett, Shinedown, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, and more as the latest inductee into the Mohegan Sun Arena Walk of Fame.
A product of the imagination of TSO’s late founder Paul O’Neill and based on TSO’s multi-platinum CD and TV special, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” follows the journey of a runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater on December 24th. While seeking shelter from the cold, the teen is discovered by the theater’s caretaker who uses the ghosts and spirits from the building’s past to turn her life around. Following the performance of the Rock opera, 2023’s tour also boasts a rocking, blazing, and laser-lit second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits, fan-favorites, and surprises.
Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows to more than 18 million fans. In just the past 10 years (encompassing nine tours), TSO has performed for more than 8 million fans. Keeping with O’Neill’s vision, TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. To date, TSO has donated more than $18 million in ticket sales to charity.
The Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame honors individuals who have made major contributions to Mohegan Sun’s success as the Northeast’s top entertainment destination. The names of all those admitted into the Walk of Fame will be etched on a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the entrance of Mohegan Sun Arena.
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