Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour will be back for 2021. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17th with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America before concluding on Thursday, December 30th in Cleveland and St. Louis.
Certified 3X platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(r) for selling three million copies in the U.S., Christmas Eve and Other Stories is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time. Including the mega-hit "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," the album spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.
TSO's Music Director & lead guitarist Al Pitrelli said, "After an incredibly trying year for everyone we are beyond excited to be able to say that we're bringing Christmas Eve and Other Stories back to all of you. We were amazed by the turnout for last year's livestream and how many of you continued to celebrate this tradition we have created together. It's been 25 years since Paul (O'Neill) first introduced all of us to this timeless tale. Let's celebrate this milestone event together. God bless and stay safe everyone."
A product of the vision and imagination of TSO's late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill, Christmas Eve and Other Stories follows a story set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity. Following favorite TSO themes of "strangers helping strangers" and "the kindness of others," "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father.