While most other performers are still focused on their summer touring schedules, perennial touring favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra is already looking forward to the 2009...

While most other performers are still focused on their summer touring schedules, perennial touring favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra is already looking forward to the 2009 holiday season. The rock orchestra has plotted its usual two-pronged tour for late fall that includes more than 100 individual performances in 85 cities.

Two sections of the holiday-geared musical group will hit the road on November 1 with parallel performances at the Chevrolet Center in Youngstown, OH, and the Mid-America Center in Omaha, NE. The North American circuit will be completed early in the New Year with similar performances on January 3 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, and the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been a holiday staple on the tour circuit since the symphonic rock group first hit the road in 1999. Separate East and West Coast touring groups were instated in 2000, allowing the TSO to perform simultaneous shows and hit more markets across the U.S. and Canada.

The group is known for its high-energy renditions of traditional Christmas songs that blend a classical symphonic style with rock and metal overtones, punctuated by impressive light displays. The genre-bending performances are popular tickets during the holiday season, and have featured prominently on TicketNews’s exclusive events rankings in previous years.

During the upcoming trek, more than 50 markets will host two performances per day — an afternoon matinee and an evening concert — including the scheduled opening and closing cities. Highlights of the outing are performances on November 3 at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO; November 21 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA; November 28 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA; December 9 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC; and December 26 at Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.

Six Canadian performances are featured on this year’s tour, most of which are scheduled early in the run. Stops north of the border include November 12 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON; November 15 at MTS Center in Winnipeg, MB; November 20 at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC; and December 29 at Copps Arena in Hamilton, ON.

Wolfgang's Vault - Posters Members of the official TSO Fan Club will have first access to ticket presales in early September. Presales for shows between November 1 and November 30 will be open on September 1, followed by September 2 presales for shows booked from December 1 through January 3.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

November 1Youngstown, OHChevrolet Center *
November 1Omaha, NEMid-America Center *
November 2Lansing, MIThe Breslin Center
November 2Wichita, KSKansas Coliseum
November 3Denver, COPepsi Center
November 4Colorado Springs, COWorld Arena *
November 5Richmond, VARichmond Coliseum
November 6Charleston, WVCharleston Civic Center
November 7Dayton, OHThe EJ Nutter Center *
November 7Peoria, ILPeoria Civic Center *
November 8Toledo, OHLucas County Arena *
November 8Green Bay, WIResch Center *
November 9Madison, WIKohl Center
November 11Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place
November 12Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
November 12Fort Wayne, INAllen County War Memorial Coliseum
November 13Rochester, NYBlue Cross Arena
November 13Moline, ILi wireless Center
November 14Hartford, CTXL Center *
November 14Minneapolis, MNTarget Center *
November 15Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena *
November 15Grand Forks, NDAlerus Center
November 16Winnipeg, MBMTS Center
November 18Providence, RIDunkin’ Donuts Center *
November 18Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
November 19Worcester, MADCU Center
November 20Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
November 20Vancouver, BCPacific Coliseum
November 21Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center *
November 21Seattle, WAKey Arena *
November 22Hershey, PAGiant Center *
November 22Portland, ORRose Garden Arena *
November 25Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum Complex *
November 25Salt Lake City, UTEnergy Solutions *
November 27Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center *
November 27Reno, NVReno Events Center *
November 28Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena *
November 28Sacramento, CAArco Arena *
November 29Columbia, SCColonial Center *
November 29San Jose, CAHP Pavillion *
December 2Raleigh, NCRBC Center *
December 2Fresno, CASave Mart Center
December 3Jacksonville, FLJacksonville Veterens Memorial Arena
December 3Anaheim, CAThe Pond
December 4Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
December 4San Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena
December 5Orlando, FLAmway Arena *
December 5Las Vegas, NVOrleans Casino & Hotel *
December 6Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum *
December 6Phoenix, AZJobing.com Arena *
December 9Washington, DCVerizon Center *
December 9Las Cruces, NMPan American Center *
December 10Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena
December 10Lubbock, TXUnited Spirit Center
December 11Uniondale, NYNassau Veterans Memorial Arena
December 11Tulsa, OKBOK Center
December 12E. Rutherford, NJIzod Arena *
December 12St. Louis, MOScottrade Center *
December 13Albany, NYTimes Union Center *
December 13Milwaukee, WIBradley Center *
December 16Pittsburgh, PAMellon Arena *
December 16Memphis, TNFedEx Forum *
December 17Lexington, KYRupp Arena
December 17New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arena
December 18Cincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena
December 18Bossier City, LACentury Tel Arena
December 19Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena *
December 19Little Rock, ARAlltel Arena *
December 20Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena *
December 20Oklahoma City, OKFord Center *
December 22Des Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
December 23Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse *
December 23Kansas City, MOSprint Center *
December 26Chicago, ILAllstate Arena *
December 26San Antonio, TXAT&T Center *
December 27Detroit, MIThe Palace at Auburn Hills *
December 27Houston, TXToyota Center *
December 28Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center *
December 29Hamilton, ONCopps Arena *
December 30Buffalo, NYHSBC Arena *
December 30Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center *
January 2Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena *
January 2Birmingham, ALBJCC Arena *
January 3Columbus, OHNationwide Arena *
January 3Nashville, TNSommet Center *

* two performances