Before Trans-Siberian Orchestra, no one in their right mind would have ever thought to combine Christmas and hard rock.
The bombastic, Yuletide-loving group changed that forever.
Formed in 1996, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been delighting audiences for the past 26 years with their trademark light shows, eye-popping pyrotechnics and signature loud sound.
Plus, you won’t want to forget the lasers.
This year, they’re doing it all over again.
From Nov. 18 through Dec. 30, the group is playing 98 North American venues as part of their “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More!” Tour.
On the run, they’ll stop into Newark’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
So, if your idea of the holidays involves guitar solos, rings of fire and jamming out, here’s everything you need to know.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2022 schedule
Starting on Nov. 18 in Fort Wayne, IN, Jon Oliva, Al Pitrelli and Robert Kinkel will launch their mega, almost 100 show nationwide tour.
That includes huge arena shows in Seattle (Nov. 26), Phoenix (Dec. 4), Nashville (Dec. 14), Philadelphia (Dec. 18) and Cleveland (Dec. 30), among many other locales.
Tickets for all shows can be found on Vivid Seats.
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A complete calendar featuring all upcoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour dates, venues, show start times and links to buy tickets can be found here.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra hit songs
We all know and love “Christmas Eve / Sarajevo.”
In fact, we’re listening to it right now.
However, if you want to do your homework ahead of time, we recommend checking out some of TSO’s other greatest hits.
Start with the peaceful “Christmas Canon” before working your way over to the more epic “Wizards In Winter.” Then, close strong with their heavy rendition of “O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night.”
Now, you’re officially ready to rock out while your stockings are out at home.
Other Christmas tours you won’t want to miss in 2022
If you don’t want to stay in and watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” or “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” all 25 nights of Christmas, we found a few great, live alternatives for you.
Here are just five of our favorite, must-see live Christmas shows that just might be coming to a city near you.
This story originally appeared on NY Post