Perhaps best known for its high-octane performances of Christmas classics, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is leaving the holidays behind in favor of its first-ever spring tour. The symphonic metal group’s new venture kicks off March 25 at Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH, and wraps up May 2 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX.
Leaving behind its large-scale productions for a more intimate theater tour, TSO will visit 31 markets across the U.S. and Canada during its five-week venture. Highlights include shows on April 1 at the Wang Center in Boston, MA; April 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY; April 17 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL; and April 24 at State Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
A single performance has been booked north of the border for April 13 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON.
According to the official tour announcement, tickets for the U.S. concert dates will be available exclusively to members of the fan club, Trans-Siberian Express. Fans must register for the fan club by February 1, but no other ticketing details have been released yet.
Before this year, TSO regularly launched East and West Coast touring groups for a concert schedule that spanned the holiday months. The 2009-2010 holiday season tour kept the groups out on the road from November 1 through January 3, often with multiple performances each day.
But now the TSO, created by Paul O’Neill, is exploring new territory with a non-seasonal song selection taken from the 2000 concept album “Beethoven’s Last Night” and the 2009 release “Night Castle.” The tour is expected to hit Europe at some point, making it TSO’s first tour of that continent.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 25||Cincinnati, OH||Taft Theatre|
|March 26||Akron, OH||E.J. Thomas Hall|
|March 27||Cleveland, OH||PlayhouseSquare|
|March 28||Syracuse, NY||Landmark Theatre|
|March 31||Providence, RI||Providence Performing Arts Center|
|April 1||Boston, MA||Wang Theatre|
|April 2||Hartford, CT||Bushnell Center for Performing Arts|
|April 3||Hershey, PA||Hershey Theatre|
|April 4||Pittsburgh, PA||Benedum Center|
|April 5||Erie, PA||Warner Theatre|
|April 7||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theatre|
|April 8||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
|April 9||Wilkes-Barre, PA||F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts|
|April 10||Albany, NY||Palace Theatre|
|April 11||Washington, DC||Warner Theatre|
|April 13||Toronto, ON||Massey Hall|
|April 15||Buffalo, NY||Shea’s Performing Arts Center|
|April 16||Columbus, OH||Palace Theatre|
|April 17||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|April 18||St. Louis, MO||Fabulous Fox Theatre|
|April 20||Grand Rapids, MI||DeVos Performance Hall|
|April 21||Detroit, MI||Detroit Opera House|
|April 22||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theatre|
|April 23||Des Moines, IA||Civic Center of Greater Des Moines|
|April 24||Minneapolis, MN||The State Theatre|
|April 25||Kansas City, MO||Kansas City Music Hall|
|April 27||Oklahoma City, OK||Civic Center Music Hall|
|April 28||Amarillo, TX||Amarillo Civic Center|
|April 30||San Antonio, TX||San Antonio Municipal Auditorium|
|May 1||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|May 2||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie|