One of the top touring acts in the country, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra ended their 60-city tour at the AT&T Center last night.
The evening started with an announcement and congratulations to the Trans- Siberian Orchestra and Jack Orbin of Stone City Attractions for helping raise $18, 217.00 dollars for the Elf Louise project who were the proud beneficiary of the 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra non-profit donation. The donation came from the 3pm & 7:30pm shows the band played yesterday. Since its touring debut in 1999, TSO has played over 2,000 Winter Tour shows for more than 18 million fans and has donated over $18 million from these tours to local charities.
This was my second time seeing TSO live and it was exciting to see the “completely updated presentation” of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve and The Best of TSO and More. The new lasers lights, smoke and snow machines added to 3 massive lighting rigs and 20 high tech displays made the story being told and the music being played a multi-sensory joy for the eyes, ears, and souls. Each singer was induvially phenomenal as was each
musician on stage as they played "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." The second set containing some of their greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Wizards In Winter,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” just to name a few.
Having seen a variety of shows in my life, I was happy to see this must see show again and see it continue to support worthy charities.
From the various quotes I’ve read, this one was, spotlight on!
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: “The TSO experience is like Charles Dickens meets Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Queen.”
See you next year, until then Have a Safe and Happy New Year.
- Review by author David L. Peché
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