Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH, Robin Zander of CHEAP TRICK and Roger Daltrey of THE WHO will make guest appearances with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA this fall.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, the rock orchestra that brought symphonic-rock to the mainstream audiences, will begin its holiday tour on November 1, 2009. The group, which derived its name from the Trans-Siberian Railway, was founded in 1996 by New York native Paul O'Neill who produced albums for hard rock groups including AEROSMITH, SAVATAGE and the SCORPIONS. Since then, it has grown into a thirty-piece orchestra featuring two narrators, fourteen singers and fourteen musicians with expertise in genres ranging from R&B to Broadway and classic Rock.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, abbreviated TSO, typically tours throughout the United States during the peak period of the holiday season combining classic Christmas scores with hard rock and metal genres of music. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA wasn't always well received, though. With symphonic rock music dying in the seventies, it wasn't until the re-release of the SAVATAGE single "Christmas Eve in Sarajevo" that the orchestra would become a holiday hit show.
TSO has released four studio albums, three of which garnered platinum and double platinum status. Their fifth album, tentatively titled "Night Castle", is set for release in October 2009.
"An exciting aspect of the 2009 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour is that fans will get an opportunity to see a live performance featuring TSO for the first time in five years," stated Alexandra Owens, managing editor, TicketLiquidator. "Audience members can expect to see performances characterized by a rock opera tone highlighted by laser and light shows setting it apart from other holiday shows such as Mannheim Steamroller or the Radio City Christmas Spectacular," added Owens.
Shows are typically divided into two parts following a plot; the first half includes songs from "Christmas Eve and Other Stories", and the second half features a mixture of their most popular material.