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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« on: January 11, 2020, 01:23:03 AM »
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. O'Neill died on April 5, 2017. The band gained in popularity when they began touring in 1999 after completing their second album, The Christmas Attic, the year previous. In 2007, the Washington Post referred to them as "an arena-rock juggernaut" and described their music as "Pink Floyd meets Yes and the Who at Radio City Music Hall. TSO has sold more than 10 million concert tickets and over 10 million albums. The band has released a series of rock operas: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven's Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve, their two-disc Night Castle and Letters From the Labyrinth. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is also known for their extensive charity work and elaborate concerts, which include a string section, a light show, lasers, "enough pyro to be seen from the International Space Station", moving trusses, video screens, and effects synchronized to music.

Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar have ranked them as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium. Their path to success was unusual in that TSO is the first major rock band to go straight to theaters and arenas, having never played at a club, never having an opening act and never being an opening act.

The performers that have performed with the band are extensive but has included Savatage alumni Jon Oliva, Jeff Plate, Johnny Lee Middleton, Chris Caffery, Zack Stevens, Al Pitrelli, along with Joel Hoekstra, Alex Scholnick , David Z, and Jeff Scott Soto among numerous others.

Live Uncasville, CT 11/26/17 (full show)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A1KrkVmORk

Live Wilks Barre, PA 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w91fHkcGfz4

Live Boston 2014 (full show)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWck-kFtNXI





 

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Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 09:48:20 AM »
Trans-Siberian Orchestra are so awesome!! They are unique and I could play them for hours and never get tired of them..8-]]
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