Trans-Siberian Orchestra to debut 'The Christmas Attic' live beginning Nov. 13 in Toledo


LOS ANGELES -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera, "The Christmas Attic," live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning Nov. 13 in Toledo.

While 1998's "The Christmas Attic" features one of the band's most popular songs "Christmas Canon," surprisingly, it is the only album of "The Christmas Trilogy" never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America. The tour goes on sale on Sept. 12 and will be presented by Hallmark Channel.

Below is TSO's scheduled concerts in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan:

Nov. 13, Toledo, Huntington Center, 4 and 8 p.m.

Dec. 5, Fort Wayne, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 8 p.m.

Dec. 6, Dayton, Nutter Center, 3 and 8 p.m.

Dec. 7, Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena, at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 12, Cincinnati, U.S. Bank Arena, 4 and 8 p.m.

Dec. 14, Indianapolis, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 26, Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena, 3 and 8 p.m.

Dec. 27, Detroit, Mich., Palace of Auburn Hills, 3 and 8 p.m.

Dec. 28, Columbus, Nationwide Arena, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 2, 2015, Youngstown, Covelli Centre, 3 and 8 p.m.

"Some of the songs off 'The Christmas Attic' have never been played live," explained TSO creator, lyricist and composter Paul O'Neill. "As I have always said 'it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience.' Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as 'Wizards In Winter,' 'Requiem' and 'Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24'."

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities. The consistent growth of TSO's touring popularity has increased the group's contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

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