By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The Trans-Siberian Orchestra(TSO), one of the biggest winter touring arena attractions in rock music, will once again hit...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra(TSO), one of the biggest winter touring arena attractions in rock music, will once again hit the road this upcoming season for what will be its largest-ever tour. The tours have been increasingly growing year to year thanks to its passionate fan base.

Led by founder and primary composer Paul O’Neill, the 60-plus member rock outfit will again splinter into two touring groups. It will hit more than 90 cities across the country over a 10-week period beginning Nov. 1 in Youngstown, OH and ending Jan. 6 in Green Bay, WI, and performing afternoon and evening shows 35 arenas.

To date, its 2006 Winter Tour was its most successful, playing to more than 1 million fans at 80 concerts, and generating revenues in excess of $40 million, according to the band.

Since its first winter tour in 1996, TSO has sold more than 5 million copies of its Christmas rock-opera albums, according to the New York Times. In addition, the band has become one of the concert businesses’ most successful acts, consistently rating in Top 10 lists for both gross revenues and audience attendance.

Fan club tickets go on sale Sept. 6.

Tour Dates for TSO’s 2007 North American Winter Tour are as follows:

Nov. 1-2 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center
Nov. 2 Lakeland, FL Lakeland Civic Center
Nov. 3 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center
Nov. 3 Lakeland, FL Lakeland Civic Center
Nov. 4 Hershey, PA Giant Center @ Hershey Park
Nov. 4 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Nov. 5 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Nov. 7 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 7 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Nov. 8 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 8 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
Nov. 9 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Nov. 9 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Nov. 10 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Nov. 10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Nov. 11 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 11 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
Nov. 14 Dayton, OH EJ Nutter Center
Nov. 14 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
Nov. 15 Dayton, OH EJ Nutter Center
Nov. 16 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 16 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Nov. 17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Nov. 17 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
Nov. 18 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Nov. 18 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Nov. 19 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Nov. 20 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Nov. 20 Anaheim, CA The Pond
Nov. 21 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Nov. 22 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Nov. 23 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Nov. 24 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Nov. 24 Reno, NV Lawlor Events Center
Nov. 25 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
Nov. 25 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
Nov. 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov, 27 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
Nov. 28 Toledo, OH Seagate Center
Nov. 28 Boise, ID Idaho Center
Nov. 29 Toledo, OH Seagate Center
Nov. 30 Lansing, MI Jack Breslin Student Events Center
Nov. 30 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Dec. 1 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Dec. 1 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Dec. 2 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Dec. 2 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Dec. 5 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Dec. 5 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
Dec. 6 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Dec. 6 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Dec. 7 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Dec. 7 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum
Dec. 8 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Dec. 8 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Dec. 9 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center Coliseum

Dec. 9 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Dec. 12 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Dec. 12 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Dec. 13 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
Dec. 13 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Dec. 14 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Dec. 14 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
Dec. 15 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

Dec. 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Dec. 16 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Dec. 16 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Dec. 17 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House
Dec. 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Dec. 20 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
Dec. 20 Memphis, TN Fed Ex Forum
Dec. 21 Charlotte, NC Crickett Arena
Dec. 21 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
Dec. 22 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
Dec. 22 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Dec. 23 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
Dec. 23 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Dec. 26 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 26 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Dec. 27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Dec. 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Dec. 2 8 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Dec. 28 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Dec. 29 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Dec. 29 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
Dec. 30 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 30 Nashville, TN Gaylord Entertainment Center
Dec. 31 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 31 Birmingham, AL BJCC
Jan 3 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center
Jan. 3 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Jan. 4 Syracuse, NY OnCenter
Jan. 4 Moline, IL The Mark of the Quad Cities
Jan. 5 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
Jan. 5 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
Jan. 6 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Jan. 6 Green Bay, WI Resch Center