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Sep 20, 2017

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S WINTER TOUR 2017 ‘THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE’ COMING TO BB&T CENTER DEC. 16

SUNRISE, Fla. (August 17, 2017) – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, and will stop at BB&T Center on Dec. 15.

The Winter Tour 2017 pre-sale opens to fan club members on Sept. 6 and runs through September 10th, with the general public on sale set to begin on Sept. 22. For more details on tour dates and on sales, visit www.trans-siberian.com

TSO’s tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group’s late creator/composer/lyricist, Paul O’Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed “Rock Theater.” Prior to his untimely passing, O’Neill worked tirelessly with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” for the 2017 tour. Beginning Nov. 16, fans will experience this exciting stage spectacle, including new awe-inspiring effects, and staging, certain to make the story even more engaging for fans.

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites 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." 2017’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.  

As in all previous years, a portion of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, more than $13 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities all across North America.

In July, TSO sadly lost another member, longtime bassist Dave Z (David Zablidowsky), in a tragic accident.  For fans who would like to make additional donations in Paul or Dave’s names, TSO suggests you do something unusually kind or generous for someone less fortunate or for someone who could just use a helping hand. 

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