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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce Winter Money-Printing Touring Plans

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual holiday season tour has become an exercise in how much money can be printed in as short a window as possible, with two separate versions of the production hitting the road at the same time in different cities for maximum coverage. The thing has become a gargantuan cultural institution, and even though I’ve heard it described as “Metal Disney” — and despite the fact that most of the people who attend probably don’t know much or care much about metal — several trusted metalhead friends of mine who’ve attended have told me it’s quite impressive. I’d totally go check it out… if someone offered me a free ticket!

In 2014 the tour grossed $51 million in just 52 days over 122 shows, and in 2016 it grossed nearly $57 million through 105 shows. That doesn’t even include merch sales, although it also doesn’t account for what must surely be massive touring expenses (production, rigging, crew, travel, accommodations, catering, etc.). I can’t find any numbers for 2017, but according to Statista it was the sixth highest-grossing tour by ticket sales numbers that year, so it couldn’t have been too bad.

The 2018 Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour has been announced, and it will once again be a holiday season whirlwind featuring two touring productions at the same time. How much will THIS year’s tour gross? Probably a whole lot! Your chances to give TSO some of your money are listed below. If someone wants to gimme a free ticket, well… you know how to find me.

Nov. 14 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 14 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Center (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 15 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 16 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 17 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 18 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena (4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 21 – Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena (3:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 23 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 23 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 24 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 24 – Portland, OR – Moda Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 25 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (3:00 P.M.)
Nov. 28 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 28 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 29 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 29 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center (7:30 P.M.)
Nov. 30 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center (3:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Nov. 30 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center (3:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 01 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 01 – Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena (3:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 02 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 02 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena (3:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 05 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 06 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 06 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 07 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 07 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena (8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 08 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 08 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 09 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 09 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 12 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 12 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 13 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena (4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 14 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Arena (8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 15 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 15 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 16 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 16 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (3:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 19 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 20 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 20 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center (7:30 P.M.)
Dec. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (3:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center (3:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 22 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 22 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 23 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 26 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 28 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 29 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 29 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 30 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
Dec. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)

[via Ghost Cult Mag]

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