Moda Center | Portland, Oregon
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2021 Winter Tour: Christmas Eve and Other Stories at Moda Center on Sunday, November 28th, 2021. With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multidimensional art form of the rock opera. Meanwhile, on the road, they have become one of the world's top acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as one of the top touring artists of the past decade, a $20 million-plus production that has played to over 100 million people in 80 plus cities, selling more than $280 million worth of tickets and to date, presenting over $16 million to charity.
The first installment of the Christmas trilogy albums, Christmas Eve and Other Stories became TSO's debut album. Fueled by the socially conscious single "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," the album was certified double platinum. More platinum certifications followed with 1998's The Christmas Attic, and the final installment of the Christmas trilogy, The Lost Christmas Eve in 2004. This tour celebrates the album that started it all, celebrate 25 years of Trans-Siberian Orchestra with the show, Christmas Eve and Other Stories.
TSO will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” which has sold more than 3 million copies and popularized instrumentals “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” and “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” as well as the stirring story song, “Old City Bar.” The band will perform “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” in its entirety, followed by music from the other five albums in TSO’s oeuvre. All while retaining the spirit of founder Paul O’Neill, who died in 2017.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra was formed in 1996 by Paul O'Neill who immediately approached long time friends and collaborators Robert Kinkel, Jon Oliva and Al Pirelli to form a core writing team. His goal was as straightforward as it was incredibly ambitious. "The whole idea," he explained, "was to create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries of the genre further than any group before… Way, way further."