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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce Extensive Fall/Winter 2017 Tour

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Last year’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour — timed to coincide with the holiday season, as usual — took in a whopping $56.9 million in just six weeks. The group now has TWO separate touring troupes so they can maximize revenue, and they ended up playing 61 shows over a 45-day span. That’s fucking bonkers.

Not long after that successful run, TSO founder Paul O’Neill died at just 61 years old. It was later revealed that he was killed by a combination of prescription medications including methadone, codeine, diazepam (generic Valium) and doxylamine (an antihistamine).” O’Neill was also suffering from “mild heart disease, hypertension and moderate hardening of the arteries.”

But the show must go on: TSO will continue without O’Neill at the helm this coming holiday season, having just announced another massive tour, again with two separate units. I don’t mean this as a slight to O’Neill, whose vision undoubtedly MADE Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but I don’t see his death affecting ticket sales much, if at all: TSO is a juggernaut capable of sustaining itself now, and the sorts of people who go to see these shows aren’t usually ones to get caught up in who’s involved — they’re there to hear holiday music, watch fireworks and experience the spectacle of it all.

Here’s a trailer, with tickets available to fan club members on September 6th and the general public September 15th (info here), and dates listed below via Metal Insider:

11/16 Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/16 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center – 7:30 PM
11/17 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena – 8:00 PM
11/18 Allentown, PA @ PPL Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/18 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/19 Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza – 2:30 PM 7:00 PM
11/19 Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/22 Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena – 7:30 PM
11/24 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/24 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena – 7:30 PM
11/25 Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/25 Seattle, WA @ KeyArena – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
11/26 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
11/26 Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
11/29 Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – 7:30 PM
11/29 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center – 7:30 PM
11/30 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena – 7:30 PM
11/30 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena – 7:30 PM
12/01 Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/01 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/02 Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/02 Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena – 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
12/03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
12/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/06 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum – 7:30 PM
12/06 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
12/07 Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center – 7:30 PM
12/07 Lubbock, TX @ United Supermarkets Arena – 7:00 PM
12/08 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/08 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena – 8:00 PM
12/09 Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/09 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/10 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
12/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena – 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
12/13 Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena – 7:30 PM
12/13 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena – 7:30 PM
12/14 Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena – 7:30 PM
12/14 Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 PM
12/15 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/15 Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center – 8:00 PM
12/16 Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/16 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
12/17 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena – 3:00 PM 7:30 PM
12/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse – 7:30 PM
12/20 New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center – 7:30 PM
12/21 Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena – 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/21 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/23 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/23 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center – 3:30 PM 8:00 PM
12/26 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/26 St Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/27 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/28 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/29 Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/29 Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/30 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
12/30 St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center – 3:00 PM 8:00 PM

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