Gila River Arena
December 3, 2017
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
December 3, 2017 - 3:30 PM
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S WINTER TOUR 2017
‘THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE’
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 – GILA RIVER ARENA
TWO SHOWS – 3:30PM and 8PM
Public Tickets Available This Friday, September 15th
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) 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,” is set to begin on November 16th and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th.
Gila River Arena will host two spectacular shows on Sunday, December 3rd. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com & the box office. 99.9 KEZ presents the 3:30pm show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Operation Santa Claus. 100.7 KSLX presents the 8:00pm show with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
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 November 16th, 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.
The Winter Tour 2017 will be presented by the Hallmark Channel.
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.