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The Christmas Attic Live

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th.

TSO 2012 Photo: Bob Carey

TSO 2012
Photo: Bob Carey

While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America. The tour goes on sale on September 12th (see for details) and will be presented by Hallmark Channel.

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “After kicking off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live. As I have always said ‘it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience.’ Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as ‘Wizards In Winter,’ ‘Requiem’ and ‘Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24’.”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour, complete with bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition. Called an “…inspiring story…” by USA Today and “Majestic, sweeping…” by Billboard magazine. The album’s (and stage production’s) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic.  She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure.

TSO, which celebrated its 15th year of live shows last year, has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for yearly gross revenues and attendance, according to touring industry trade Pollstar. The group has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. This ongoing success is due to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. Additionally, TSO’s live performances receive raves from critics, such as: “As the enthralled audience members filed out of the arena, more than one person was overheard saying something to the effect of ‘It gets better every year’,” “This current tour demonstrates once again the incredible showmanship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” and “The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is evidence that the genres of rock opera, progressive rock and symphonic rock have not died, and that they actually are thriving… What’s cool about it is that the people of all ages and all walks of life can enjoy it.”

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities.  The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their arsenal, including the rock operas Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express, Letters from the Labyrinth, and Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper, an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.

TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to for more details.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter 2013 Tour Dates


11/13/2014 Toledo OH Huntington Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/13/2014 Omaha NE Mid-America Center 7:30 PM
11/14/2014 Erie PA Erie Insurance Arena 7:30 PM
11/15/2014 Hershey PA Giant Center 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
11/15/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/16/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/16/2014 Colorado Springs CO World Arena 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
11/19/2014 Richmond VA Richmond Coliseum 7:30 PM
11/19/2014 Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/20/2014 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 7:30 PM
11/20/2014 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 7:30 PM
11/21/2014 Columbia SC Colonial Life Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/21/2014 Spokane WA Spokane Arena 8:00 PM
11/22/2014 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/22/2014 Seattle WA KeyArena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/23/2014 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
11/23/2014 Portland OR Moda Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
11/26/2014 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/26/2014 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/28/2014 Wilkes-Barre PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/28/2014 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/29/2014 Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
11/29/2014 Ontario CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
11/30/2014 Albany NY Times Union Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
11/30/2014 Phoenix AZ Arena 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/1/2014 Las Cruces NM Pan American Center 7:30 PM
12/3/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 7:30 PM
12/4/2014 State College PA Bryce Jordan Center 7:30 PM
12/4/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 7:30 PM
12/5/2014 Fort Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 8:00 PM
12/5/2014 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 8:00 PM
12/6/2014 Dayton OH Nutter Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/6/2014 Little Rock AR North Little Rock Verizon Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/7/2014 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/7/2014 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/10/2014 Knoxville TN Thompson-Boling Arena 7:30 PM
12/10/2014 Atlanta GA Gwinnett Center 7:30 PM
12/11/2014 Lexington KY Rupp Arena 7:30 PM
12/11/2014 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7:30 PM
12/12/2014 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/12/2014 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/13/2014 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/13/2014 Tampa FL Tampa Bay Times Forum 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/14/2014 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
12/14/2014 Orlando FL Amway Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/17/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 7:30 PM
12/17/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena 7:30 PM
12/18/2014 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 8:00 PM
12/18/2014 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 7:30 PM
12/19/2014 Providence RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/19/2014 Houston TX Toyota Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/20/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/20/2014 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/21/2014 Newark NJ Prudential Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/21/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/23/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/23/2014 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 4:00 PM & 8:15 PM
12/26/2014 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/26/2014 St Louis MO Scottrade Center 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
12/27/2014 Detroit MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/27/2014 Chicago IL Allstate Arena 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/28/2014 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
12/29/2014 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/30/2014 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
12/30/2014 St Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
1/2/2015 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
1/2/2015 Green Bay WI Resch Center 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
1/3/2015 Reading PA Santander Arena 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
1/3/2015 Madison WI Alliant Energy Center 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
1/4/2015 Hartford CT XL Center 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
1/4/2015 TBD