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Sep 23, 2021

Trans-Siberian Orchestra December 27

St. Paul, MN- (Sept. 13, 2021) – Multi-platinum, progressive rock group  Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour back for 2021 to St. Paul!  This year’s long-awaited tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, the 3x certified platinum album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.

KOOL 108, Xcel Energy Center & Live Nation are proud to welcome TSO when they return to St. Paul for their 2021 North American tour! Xcel Energy Center will host two spectacular shows on December 27th at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 17th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and Xcel Energy Center Box Office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army courtesy of TSO.

TSO’s Music Director & lead guitarist Al Pitrelli said, “After an incredibly trying year for everyone we are beyond excited to be able to say that we’re bringing Christmas Eve and Other Stories back to all of you. We were amazed by the turnout for last year's livestream and how many of you continued to celebrate this tradition we have created together. It’s been 25 years since Paul (O’Neill) first introduced all of us to this timeless tale. Let’s celebrate this milestone event together.  God bless and stay safe everyone.”

A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, Christmas Eve and Other Stories follows a story set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity.  Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father.

The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament,” "Promises To Keep," "This Christmas Day," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy,” and the epic “Old City Bar.” The rock opera also features such TSO classics as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24." "Additionally, the tour will enjoy a second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including "Christmas Canon,” “Wizards In Winter” and many more. 

This year’s unforgettable multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 17th and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America before concluding on Thursday, December 30th in Cleveland and St. Louis (see full itinerary on www.trans-siberian.com).

Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows for approximately 17 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs.  Year-after-year TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Recently in June 2020, TSO was ranked No. 1 on Pollstar magazine’s Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours Mid Year chart, No. 2 on the Top 100 North American Tours Mid Year chart, and No. 3 on the Top 100 Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart.  In December, TSO was ranked No. 2 on Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours Year End chart and No. 3 on the Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours Year End chart. In 2009, Pollstar ranked TSO at No. 20 on the “Top Tour(s) of the Decade” and Billboard placed TSO at No. 25 on its “Top Touring Artists of the Decade.” 

TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. Once again, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. To date, approximately $16 million has been donated by the group. 

Reserved Tickets start as low as $39.50!

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 17 at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com  (and arena box office)   

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For photos, video, music, bio, and more information on the 2021 Winter Tour, visit: https://nc-management.com/tso/press/winter/ (username: “press” / password: “25years”). 


PRINT/ONLINE MEDIA: Al Pitrelli and longtime TSO drummer Jeff Plate will be available for interview via a media teleconference on Tues., Sept. 28 at 2pm ET / 1pm CT / noon MT / 11am PT.  To register your interest in participating, contact Scoop Marketing at pr@solters.com


RADIO: Al Pitrelli, Jeff Plate, and Joel Hoekstra are available for select radio phone interviews on Tues., Sept. 14 through Fri., Sept. 17. For more information and/or to schedule an interview, please contact Alan Rommelfanger at alan@daybreakentertainment.com 


TV: TSO’s Al Pitrelli and Kayla Reeves are available for TV interviews via Zoom on Mon., Sept. 20 and Tues., Sept. 21. For more information and/or to schedule an interview, please contact gbisconti@nc-management.com, kkaplan@nc-management.com, or alind@nc-management.com    



Scoop Marketing for Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Erik Stein, estein@solters.com     

Anna Loynes, aloynes@solters.com  

Maxie Solters, msolters@solters.com