Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces ‘Ghosts of Christmas Eve’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is pleased to announce, to the delight of fans all across the world, the release of The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve as an audio package. In addition to the tracks already familiar to and loved by TSO fans from the 2001 multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser of the same name, this new album version contains a special bonus track, “Music Box Blues (Daryl Pediford Tribute New York 2004).” Additionally, to more closely mirror the tale as presented on tour, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve also contains “Christmas Dreams” and “What Child Is This” from The Lost Christmas Eve.

The enchanting rock opera follows the journey of a young runaway who breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold on December 24. Once inside, the teen is discovered by the theater’s caretaker who uses the ghosts and spirits from the building’s past to turn her life around.

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which will be released on CD and as a digital audio album via Atlantic Records/Rhino Entertainment on October 21st, plus on vinyl on November 11th to coincide with TSO’s 2016 Winter Tour.

TSO recently announced plans for its 2016 Winter Tour, also based on The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which is set to hit 61 cities across North America beginning on November 17th and concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year’s Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland.

Debuted last year to rave critical and fan reviews, the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” 2016’s tour will see an all new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers. TSO is pleased to announce that each concert ticket purchased online will include a digital audio copy of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve with the bonus track: “Music Box Blues (Daryl Pediford Tribute New York 2004).”

TSO’s Winter Tour 2016 is presented nationally by the Hallmark Channel. Tickets are available now.

TSO’s record-setting “rock theater” tours sell out venues year after year and have solidified the group’s tours as must-attend, multi-generational, holiday traditions. Since 1996, TSO has cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest rock acts, by playing approximately 2,000 shows for nearly 13 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $580 million, and selling in excess of 10 million albums and DVDs. In 2009, Billboard magazine placed TSO at No. 25 on its “Top Touring Artists of the Decade.”

2015 was another landmark year for TSO, with their hit tour and the release of the chart-topping new album, Letters from the Labyrinth (TSO’s third Top 10 album debut in a row, it spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart). 2015’s tour hit 60 cities across North America and played to more than 850,000 people while grossing more than $41 million in just 45 days.

As in all previous years, $1 to $2 of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, in excess of $13 million has been distributed to worthy charities all across North America.

CD | LP

1. O’ Come All Ye Faithful/ O Holy Night (Instrumental)
2. Good King Joy
3. Christmas Dreams
4. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 (Instrumental)
5. Christmas Canon
6. What Child Is This?
7. Music Box Blues
8. Promises To Keep
9. This Christmas Day
10. First Snow (Instrumental)
11. Music Box Blues Live (Daryl Pediford Tribute New York 2004) – Bonus Track

Author: Buddy Iahn

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