TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group, has announced the “Christmas Eve & Other Stories Livestream Event”, set to take place on December 18 at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets for the show, which will be held in Nashville without an in-person audience, are $30 and are available at link text.
“This is really new for me,” TSO musical director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli told USA Today. “There’s been a lot of negativity in 2020. I didn’t want to leave this year without doing something special. I promise this is going to be completely different.”
The livestream event will mark the first time TSO‘s East and West touring bands will perform together since they were created 20 years ago.
“At the end of the day, we still get to do what we love,” Pitrelli said. “No matter what, we wanted to do something. Like pretty much everyone else, we had to adapt, overcome and improvise. Normal went out the window really quick. We thought briefly about doing a drive-in show (like other performers have done this year) but it would have been too cold.”
Since its historic touring debut in 1996, TSO has played nearly 2,000 winter tour shows for more than 16 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. In July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar‘s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar‘s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar‘s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar‘s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925,000 tickets sold. Additionally, in July 2019, TSO was featured in Billboard‘s Money Makers of 2018. 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.”