Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour Returns to Pittsburgh on December 22, 2017

Photo Credit: Jason McEachern

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) returns to Pittsburgh with a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” at PPG Paints Arena with two spectacular shows on Friday, December 22nd at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.

TSO’s tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group’s late creator/composer/lyricist, Paul O’Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed “Rock Theater.” Prior to his untimely passing, O’Neill worked tirelessly with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” for the 2017 tour.

Beginning November 16th, fans will experience this exciting stage spectacle, including new awe-inspiring effects, and staging, certain to make the story even more engaging for fans. Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” 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.” 2017’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.

As in all previous years, a portion of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, more than $13 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities all across North America.  Tickets for both shows are on sale now, and locally a portion of the proceeds will go to WQED Public Television and Dollar Energy Fund.  Visit for more details.

Check out our WNJR 91.7 FM Interview with guitarist Chris Caffery from the 2016 tour on-demand.