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10 August 2008 @ 04:50 pm
Song of the Week #22 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra "Beethoven/Requiem"  
TSO tour dates for the 2008-09 Holiday Season were released Friday and I'm giddy as a kid in a candy store to add shows #13 & #14 to my TSO belt. Of course it's not Holiday time, although I listened to all of their Holiday CDs Friday, so I'm treating you to a medley from their 2000 Beethoven's Last Night CD. That is coincidentally the CD that I was first introduced to them through.

This is a stunning performance combining all the things that make a TSO amazing - obviously brilliantly talented musicians with amazing music, a blinding light show, pyro and fire, a gorgeous female vocal section, strings, the whole nine yards - and it's all here in this clip! How convenient!



Or watch from the Front row!

Consistently one of the highest grossing tours of the past few years (and that's with ticket prices no higher than $60), they've been selling out venues night after night. An East tour does part of the country while the West does that other, each doing about 70 shows in only 9 weeks - with a 3rd touring unit of understudies waiting in the wings in case of illness. It's a well oiled machine and one of the best productions and shows I've had the pleasure of seeing. I highly recommend it!

If you're up for Christmas in August - this is a very rare pro-shot from 2005 of "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" with the intro narration - possibly the most intense song I've seen performed live. This also gives you some feel for the narration in the first hour of their show, although this is a longer than normal spoken word section.

A lot has changed since the 2003 East tour, but thankfully not the amazing and beautiful Jennifer Cella - as featured on "Promises to Keep."

Check out the West touring unit or the East touring unit in a city near you!

2008-2009 Winter Tour
Sat. 1 Nov. Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 1 Nov. Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center 7:30 PM
Sat. 1 Nov. Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Centre 3:00 PM
Sat. 1 Nov. Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Centre 8:00 PM
Sun. 2 Nov. Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 2 Nov. Hershey, PA Giant Center @ Hershey Park 3:00 PM
Sun. 2 Nov. Hershey, PA Giant Center @ Hershey Park 7:30 PM
Mon. 3 Nov. Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 7:30 PM
Tue. 4 Nov. Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre 7:30 PM
Wed. 5 Nov. Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 7:30 PM
Wed. 5 Nov. Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza 4:00 PM
Wed. 5 Nov. Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza 8:00 PM
Thu. 6 Nov. Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 7:30 PM
Fri. 7 Nov. Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center 8:00 PM
Fri. 7 Nov. Vancouver, BC GM Place 8:00 PM
Sat. 8 Nov. Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 3:00 PM
Sat. 8 Nov. Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 8:00 PM
Sat. 8 Nov. Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 8 Nov. Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 9 Nov. Columbia, SC Colonial Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 9 Nov. Columbia, SC Colonial Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 9 Nov. Portland, OR Rose Garden 3:00 PM
Sun. 9 Nov. Portland, OR Rose Garden 7:30 PM
Mon. 10 Nov. Nampa, ID Idaho Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 12 Nov. Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7:30 PM
Thu. 13 Nov. Salt Lake City, UT The E Center 7:30 PM
Thu. 13 Nov. Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 7:30 PM
Fri. 14 Nov. Reno, NV Reno Events Center 8:00 PM
Fri. 14 Nov. Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 8:00 PM
Sat. 15 Nov. Orlando, FL UCF Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 15 Nov. Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 15 Nov. Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 8:00 PM
Sun. 16 Nov. Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 7:30 PM
Sun. 16 Nov. San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 7:30 PM
Mon. 17 Nov. Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee- Leon County Civic Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 19 Nov. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum 7:30 PM
Wed. 19 Nov. Fresno, CA Save Mart Center 7:30 PM
Thu. 20 Nov. Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 7:30 PM
Thu. 20 Nov. Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 7:30 PM
Fri. 21 Nov. Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex 8:00 PM
Fri. 21 Nov. San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 22 Nov. Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center 8:00 PM
Sat. 22 Nov. Raleigh, NC RBC Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 22 Nov. Raleigh, NC RBC Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 23 Nov. Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 23 Nov. Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 23 Nov. Phoenix, AZ Glendale Arena 3:00 PM
Sun. 23 Nov. Phoenix, AZ Glendale Arena 7:30 PM
Tue. 25 Nov. El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center 4:00 PM
Tue. 25 Nov. El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center 8:00 PM
Wed. 26 Nov. Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 7:30 PM
Fri. 28 Nov. Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall 8:00 PM
Fri. 28 Nov. St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 3:00 PM
Fri. 28 Nov. St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 8:00 PM
Sat. 29 Nov. Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 29 Nov. Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 8:00 PM
Sat. 29 Nov. Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 29 Nov. Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 30 Nov. Hartford, CT XL Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 30 Nov. Hartford, CT XL Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 30 Nov. Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 30 Nov. Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 3 Dec. Denver, CO Pepsi Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 3 Dec. Montreal, QC Bell Centre 7:30 PM
Thu. 4 Dec. Colorado Springs, CO World Arena 4:00 PM
Thu. 4 Dec. Colorado Springs, CO World Arena 8:00 PM
Thu. 4 Dec. Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 7:30 PM
Fri. 5 Dec. Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 8:00 PM
Fri. 5 Dec. Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum 8:00 PM
Sat. 6 Dec. Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 6 Dec. Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 6 Dec. Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 8:00 PM
Sun. 7 Dec. Albany, NY Times Union Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 7 Dec. Albany, NY Times Union Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 7 Dec. St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 7 Dec. St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 10 Dec. Green Bay, WI Resch Center 4:00 PM
Wed. 10 Dec. Green Bay, WI Resch Center 8:00 PM
Wed. 10 Dec. Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center 4:00 PM
Wed. 10 Dec. Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center 8:00 PM
Thu. 11 Dec. Madison, WI Kohl Center Arena 7:30 PM
Thu. 11 Dec. Worcester, MA DCU Center 7:30 PM
Fri. 12 Dec. Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena 8:00 PM
Fri. 12 Dec. Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 8:00 PM
Sat. 13 Dec. East Rutherford, NJ Izod Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 13 Dec. East Rutherford, NJ Izod Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 13 Dec. Moline, IL i wireless Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 13 Dec. Moline, IL i wireless Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 14 Dec. Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 14 Dec. Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 14 Dec. Washington, DC Verizon Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 14 Dec. Washington, DC Verizon Center 7:30 PM
Wed. 17 Dec. Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum 4:00 PM
Wed. 17 Dec. Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum 8:00 PM
Wed. 17 Dec. Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena 4:00 PM
Wed. 17 Dec. Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena 8:00 PM
Thu. 18 Dec. New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena 7:30 PM
Fri. 19 Dec. Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 20 Dec. Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 20 Dec. Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 20 Dec. Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 20 Dec. Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 8:00 PM
Sun. 21 Dec. Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 3:00 PM
Sun. 21 Dec. Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 PM
Sun. 21 Dec. Nashville, TN Sommet Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 21 Dec. Nashville, TN Sommet Center 7:30 PM
Mon. 22 Dec. Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse 7:30 PM
Mon. 22 Dec. Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena 7:30 PM
Tue. 23 Dec. Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 4:00 PM
Tue. 23 Dec. Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 8:00 PM
Tue. 23 Dec. Memphis, TN FedExForum 4:00 PM
Tue. 23 Dec. Memphis, TN FedExForum 8:00 PM
Fri. 26 Dec. Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena 3:00 PM
Fri. 26 Dec. Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena 8:00 PM
Fri. 26 Dec. Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 3:00 PM
Fri. 26 Dec. Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 8:00 PM
Sat. 27 Dec. Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 27 Dec. Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center 8:00 PM
Sat. 27 Dec. Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena 8:00 PM
Sun. 28 Dec. Houston, TX Toyota Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 28 Dec. Houston, TX Toyota Center 7:30 PM
Sun. 28 Dec. Lansing, MI Breslin Center 7:30 PM
Mon. 29 Dec. Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 3:00 PM
Mon. 29 Dec. Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 8:00 PM
Mon. 29 Dec. Tulsa, OK BOK Center 7:30 PM
Tue. 30 Dec. Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 3:00 PM
Tue. 30 Dec. Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 8:00 PM
Tue. 30 Dec. Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena 7:30 PM
Fri. 2 Jan. Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena 3:00 PM
Fri. 2 Jan. Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena 8:00 PM
Fri. 2 Jan. San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 3:00 PM
Fri. 2 Jan. San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 7:30 PM
Sat. 3 Jan. Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 3:00 PM
Sat. 3 Jan. Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 8:00 PM
Sat. 3 Jan. Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 3:00 PM
Sat. 3 Jan. Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 4 Jan. Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 4 Jan. Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center 8:00 PM
Sun. 4 Jan. Dayton, OH Nutter Center 3:00 PM
Sun. 4 Jan. Dayton, OH Nutter Center 7:30 PM