Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Erie!

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated Winter Tour 2017.  Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” is set to begin on November 16th in Erie, PA and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th. 

WRKT “Rocket 101”, WRTS “Star 104”, WJET TV24 and Live Nation are proud to welcome TSO when they return to Erie for the 2017 North American tour kick off! Erie Insurance Arena will host two spectacular shows on November 16th at 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10am with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Emma’s Footprints and Hamot Health Foundation’s Children’s Care Fund. 

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. 

Visit for more details.   Reserved Tickets start as low as $35.00 for each show! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10AM at,  or the Erie Insurance Box Office.  Charge by phone at 1-814-452-4857. Applicable fees may apply. 

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