Last month, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra announced their highly-anticipated 2021 Winter Tour! On this tour, they will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the multi-platinum Christmas Eve and Other Stories album. The band will visit 59 cities for a total of 99 performances across the United States. This exciting tour kicks off on November 17th in Council Bluffs and Green Bay. Be one of the first to experience this multi-sensory extravaganza! 

General admission tickets go on sale on Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. local time. For more details on tour dates and ticket sales, visit their website. 

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 post was originally published on September 16, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.