photo by: Bob Carey
photo by: Bob Carey

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour back for 2021 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, December 29th at PPG Paints Arena!

This year’s long-awaited tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, the 3x certified platinum album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.

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.

The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament,” “Promises To Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” and the epic “Old City Bar.” The rock opera also features such TSO classics as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.”

“Additionally, the tour will enjoy a second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Christmas Canon,” “Wizards In Winter” and many more.

photo by: Bob Carey
photo by: Bob Carey

This year’s unforgettable multi-sensory extravaganza began on November 17th and continues to visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America before concluding on Thursday, December 30th in Cleveland and St. Louis (see full itinerary on

Since its touring debut, TSO has played more than 2,000 Winter Tour shows for approximately 17 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs.

TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. Once again, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. To date, approximately $16 million has been donated by the group. Tickets for both local performances available at

For more from current and past Trans-Siberian Orchestra members, visit our archives. Check out our Interview with Chris Caffery about his debut Spirits of Fire Album, and also be sure to check out our interview with Chris regarding his solo album Jester’s Court, as well as more from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra family including an interview with frontman Nathan James from Inglorious and one with Joel Hoekstra about the Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood.

Most recently, check out our coverage of the Wizards of Winter ensemble from November at The Lamp in Greensburg and if you really want to hit the archives, check out this interview with musical director Al Pitrelli from his time with Megadeth.

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