SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 04, 2007 12:41 ET

This Winter's Biggest Concert Attraction Trans-Siberian Orchestra Scheduled to Play 130+ Shows in Its Largest-Ever Tour

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - One of the biggest arena attractions in rock music, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), will once again take to the road for what will be its largest-ever tour, more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada over a ten-week period beginning November 1st.

Established in 1996 by producer/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill, who immediately brought onboard long time friends Jon Oliva and Robert Kinkel, TSO's unique brand of symphonic rock has been a true mega-success, both on record and the concert stage, with fans ages 7 to 70. The band's four CD releases, including the holiday-themed "Christmas Eve & Other Stories" (1996), "The Christmas Attic" (1998), "The Lost Christmas Eve" (2004) and "Beethoven's Last Night" (2000) have sold more than 5,000,000 units, over 900,000 in 2006 alone. Proving their longevity and growing appeal, three of TSO's disc offerings placed in Billboard's Top Ten Catalog Album Charts in 2006. TSO's 2001 DVD release, "The Ghost of Christmas Eve," also achieved platinum status.

Since its first tour in 1999, TSO has been one of the most successful acts in the concert business, consistently rating in the Top 10 for both gross revenues and audience attendance. In that time, TSO's annual tours have become a must-see tradition for rock-centric revelers, attracting a uniquely all-ages audience captivated by their cross-genre blending of metal and progressive rock, classical themes and great storytelling, with unequalled staging and pyrotechnics. TSO's 2006 Winter Tour was its most successful to date, playing to over 1,000,000 fans, generating revenues in excess of $40 million, and earning the most attendance on Billboard's Top 25 Tours chart.

"TSO continues to grow because we put the fans first, providing an affordably priced ticket to the biggest and boldest show in rock," states founder Paul O'Neill. "To create a band that could tackle any kind of music, we merged the primal power of a full-on hard rock band with a complete orchestra and a big ensemble of lead vocalists, who suit pieces reflecting classical, metal, gospel, jazz and more, literally everything under the sun. I think it's the daring and variety of the music, the fact that we'll travel anywhere musically to tell a story, which makes TSO a band with such a unique cross-generational appeal.

"We also work to make sure there's no second class seat in the house," adds O'Neill. "The impact is as powerful in the back of the house at a TSO show as it is in the orchestra section, due to the tremendous efforts we put into staying ahead of the pack with our staging and pyrotechnics, and, of course, the passion of our players.

"For me, the ultimate critic is time," concludes O'Neill. "It's rewarding for all of us in TSO that our concert audience continues to grow and that our albums sell more today than when they were first released."

For ticket sales and more information on TSO, please visit: www.trans-siberian.com

For photos and all further press materials please visit: www.trans-siberian.com/press2007

Tour Dates for TSO's 2007 North American Winter Tour are as follows:

Date              City                Venue

01 Nov. 2007      Youngstown, OH (Chevrolet Center) 7:30pm
02 Nov. 2007      Youngstown, OH (Chevrolet Center) 8:00pm
02 Nov. 2007      Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Civic Center) 8:00pm
03 Nov. 2007      Youngstown, OH (Chevrolet Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
03 Nov. 2007      Lakeland, FL (Lakeland Civic Center) 8:00pm
04 Nov. 2007      Hershey, PA (Giant Center @ Hershey Park) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
04 Nov. 2007      Sunrise, FL (BankAtlantic Center) 7:30pm
05 Nov. 2007      Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)
                   7:30pm
07 Nov. 2007      Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena) 7:30pm
07 Nov. 2007      Knoxville, TN (Thompson-Boling Arena) 7:30pm
08 Nov. 2007      Manchester, NH (Verizon Wireless Arena) 7:30pm
08 Nov. 2007      Atlanta, GA (Phillips Arena) 7:30pm
09 Nov. 2007      Portland, ME (Cumberland County Civic Center) 8:00pm
09 Nov. 2007      Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum) 8:00pm
10 Nov. 2007      Worcester, MA (DCU Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
10 Nov. 2007      New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena) 8:00pm
11 Nov. 2007      Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena) 2:30pm & 7:30pm
11 Nov. 2007      Jackson, MS (Mississippi Coliseum) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
14 Nov. 2007      Dayton, OH (EJ Nutter Center) 7:30pm
14 Nov. 2007      Lubbock, TX (United Spirit Arena) 7:30pm
15 Nov. 2007      Dayton, OH (EJ Nutter Center) 7:30pm
16 Nov. 2007      Ft. Wayne, IN (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)
                   8:00pm
16 Nov. 2007      El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Center) 7:30pm
17 Nov. 2007      Lexington, KY (Rupp Arena) 7:30pm
17 Nov. 2007      Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
18 Nov. 2007      Pittsburgh, PA (Mellon Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
18 Nov. 2007      Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center) 7:30pm
19 Nov. 2007      San Diego, CA (Cox Arena) 7:30pm
20 Nov. 2007      Providence, RI (Dunkin Donuts Center) 7:30pm
20 Nov. 2007      Anaheim, CA (The Pond) 8:00pm
21 Nov. 2007      San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion) 8:00pm
22 Nov. 2007      Montreal, QC (Bell Centre) 7:30pm
23 Nov. 2007      Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place) 8:00pm
23 Nov. 2007      Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center) 8:00pm
24 Nov. 2007      Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum) 8:00pm
24 Nov. 2007      Reno, NV (Lawlor Events Center) 8:00pm
25 Nov. 2007      Buffalo, NY (HSBC Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
25 Nov. 2007      Sacramento, CA (Arco Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
26 Nov. 2007      Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre) 7:30pm
27 Nov. 2007      Salt Lake City, UT (EnergySolutions Arena) 7:30pm
28 Nov. 2007      Toledo, OH (Seagate Center) 7:30pm
28 Nov. 2007      Boise, ID (Idaho Center) 7:30pm
29 Nov. 2007      Toledo, OH (Seagate Center) 7:30pm
30 Nov. 2007      Lansing, MI (Jack Breslin Student Events Center) 8:00pm
30 Nov. 2007      Vancouver, BC (GM Place) 8:00pm
01 Dec. 2007      Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
01 Dec. 2007      Seattle, WA (Key Arena) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
02 Dec. 2007      Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
02 Dec. 2007      Portland, OR (Rose Garden Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
05 Dec. 2007      Albany, NY (Times Union Center) 7:30pm
05 Dec. 2007      Colorado Springs, CO (World Arena) 8:00pm
06 Dec. 2007      Albany, NY (Times Union Center) 7:30pm
06 Dec. 2007      Denver, CO (Pepsi Center) 7:30pm
07 Dec. 2007      Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall) 8:00pm
07 Dec. 2007      Wichita, KS (Kansas Coliseum) 8:00pm
08 Dec. 2007      Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
08 Dec. 2007      Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
09 Dec. 2007      Hartford, CT (Hartford Civic Center Coliseum) 2:30pm
                   & 7:30pm
09 Dec. 2007      St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
12 Dec. 2007      Greenville, SC (Bi-Lo Center) 7:30pm
12 Dec. 2007      Omaha, NE (Qwest Center Omaha) 7:30pm
13 Dec. 2007      Hampton, VA (Hampton Coliseum) 7:30pm
13 Dec. 2007      Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) 7:30pm
14 Dec. 2007      Uniondale, NY (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum) 8:00pm
14 Dec. 2007      Grand Forks, ND (Alerus Center) 8:00pm
15 Dec. 2007      East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena) 3:00pm
                   & 8:00pm
15 Dec. 2007      Minneapolis, MN (Target Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
16 Dec. 2007      Washington, DC (Verizon Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
16 Dec. 2007      Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
17 Dec. 2007      Indianapolis, IN (Conseco Field House) 7:30pm
19 Dec. 2007      Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum Complex) 7:30pm
20 Dec. 2007      Raleigh, NC (RBC Center) 7:30pm
20 Dec. 2007      Memphis, TN (Fed Ex Forum) 7:30pm
21 Dec. 2007      Charlotte, NC (Crickett Arena) 8:00pm
21 Dec. 2007      Bossier City, LA (Century Tel Center) 8:00pm
22 Dec. 2007      Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
22 Dec. 2007      Oklahoma City, OK (Ford Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
23 Dec. 2007      Columbia, SC (Colonial Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
23 Dec. 2007      San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
26 Dec. 2007      Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
26 Dec. 2007      Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center) 7:30pm
27 Dec. 2007      Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
27 Dec. 2007      Houston, TX (Toyota Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
28 Dec. 2007      Cincinnati, OH (US Bank Arena) 8:00pm
28 Dec. 2007      Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
29 Dec. 2007      Rochester, NY (Blue Cross Arena) 8:00pm
29 Dec. 2007      Little Rock, AR (Alltel Arena) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
30 Dec. 2007      Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena) 3:00pm & 7:30pm
30 Dec. 2007      Nashville, TN (Gaylord Entertainment Center) 7:30pm
31 Dec. 2007      Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena) 3:00pm & 9:30pm
31 Dec. 2007      Birmingham, AL (BJCC) 3:00pm & 9:30pm
03 Jan. 2008      Erie, PA (Erie Civic Center) 7:30pm
03 Jan. 2008      Peoria, IL (Peoria Civic Center) 7:30pm
04 Jan. 2008      Syracuse, NY (OnCenter) 8:00pm
04 Jan. 2008      Moline, IL (The Mark of the Quad Cities) 8:00pm
05 Jan. 2008      Wilkes-Barre, PA (Wachovia Arena) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
05 Jan. 2008      Madison, WI (Alliant Energy Center) 3:00pm & 8:00pm
06 Jan. 2008      Baltimore, MD (1st Mariner Arena) 7:30pm
06 Jan. 2008      Green Bay, WI (Resch Center) 3:00pm & 7:30pm)

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