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.

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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 1 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center *
November 1 Omaha, NE Mid-America Center *
November 2 Lansing, MI The Breslin Center
November 2 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum
November 3 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 4 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena *
November 5 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
November 6 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
November 7 Dayton, OH The EJ Nutter Center *
November 7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center *
November 8 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena *
November 8 Green Bay, WI Resch Center *
November 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center
November 11 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
November 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
November 12 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
November 13 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
November 13 Moline, IL i wireless Center
November 14 Hartford, CT XL Center *
November 14 Minneapolis, MN Target Center *
November 15 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena *
November 15 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
November 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
November 18 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center *
November 18 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
November 19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
November 20 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
November 20 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
November 21 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center *
November 21 Seattle, WA Key Arena *
November 22 Hershey, PA Giant Center *
November 22 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena *
November 25 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex *
November 25 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions *
November 27 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center *
November 27 Reno, NV Reno Events Center *
November 28 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena *
November 28 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena *
November 29 Columbia, SC Colonial Center *
November 29 San Jose, CA HP Pavillion *
December 2 Raleigh, NC RBC Center *
December 2 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 3 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterens Memorial Arena
December 3 Anaheim, CA The Pond
December 4 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
December 4 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
December 5 Orlando, FL Amway Arena *
December 5 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Casino & Hotel *
December 6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum *
December 6 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena *
December 9 Washington, DC Verizon Center *
December 9 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center *
December 10 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
December 10 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Center
December 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Arena
December 11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
December 12 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Arena *
December 12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center *
December 13 Albany, NY Times Union Center *
December 13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center *
December 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena *
December 16 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum *
December 17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
December 17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
December 18 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
December 18 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Arena
December 19 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena *
December 19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena *
December 20 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena *
December 20 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center *
December 22 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
December 23 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse *
December 23 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center *
December 26 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena *
December 26 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center *
December 27 Detroit, MI The Palace at Auburn Hills *
December 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center *
December 28 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center *
December 29 Hamilton, ON Copps Arena *
December 30 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena *
December 30 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center *
January 2 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena *
January 2 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena *
January 3 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena *
January 3 Nashville, TN Sommet Center *

* two performances

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