St. Louis: Get Ready to Rock While Supporting PreventEd with Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Residents of St. Louis and surrounding areas: here’s your chance to make an impact on the fight against alcohol and substance abuse while enjoying an annual holiday tradition for the entire family!
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back for 2022 with the return of their Winter Tour: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – Best of TSO and More. For the second year in a row, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has chosen PreventEd as the charity of choice to benefit from ticket sales during their renowned performance!
What does that mean? $1 from every ticket purchased for the 7:30 pm show on December 10th goes directly to our organization to support our prevention, advocacy, and awareness work.
PreventEd is leading the conversation on alcohol and drug abuse prevention in St. Louis city. With over 50 years experience (under the former name of NCADA), PreventEd is known as a reliable resource to turn to for information, tools, and programs to help people navigate the harms of alcohol and other drug use.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The holidays rock a whole lot harder than they ever have thanks to Trans-Siberian Orchestra. By infusing seasonal classics with rock flamboyance, a symphonic sense of scope, and an eye-popping visual presentation complete with lasers and pyrotechnics, what began as a side project for a veteran group of American hard rockers has grown into one of today’s top-selling acts, with over 10 million concert tickets sold since 1999.
Now, to celebrate the band’s 20th year on the road, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is mounting an all-new production of the show that first turned them into an arena-rock phenomenon.
All tickets are on sale NOW. Join us for The Ghosts of Christmas Eve and celebrate the best of TSO and more in a city near you!https://t.co/HDXz7Hfkhp
— Trans-Siberian Orchestra (@trans_siberian) September 16, 2022
First performed in 1999 and recorded for a TV special – which became just as much of a holiday staple as ‘The Sound of Music’ – ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ was conceived by Paul O’Neill, TSO’s original mastermind. A veteran producer for acts like Aerosmith and Savatage, O’Neill was inspired by the rock operas of The Who and the grandly theatrical concerts of Pink Floyd to create something that was even more spectacular.
Together with Savatage members Jon Oliva, Bob Kinkel, and Al Pitrelli, O’Neill developed a unique project that married the spirit of the season with all the exhilarating sounds, operatic grandeur, and visual bravura that fans had come to expect of rock gods. After the massive success of TSO’s first two albums, ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories’ and ‘The Christmas Attic,’ O’Neill and his team took it on the road (and TV screens) with similarly blockbuster results.
Though TSO’s repertoire would extend far beyond holiday songs to encompass the greats of classical music on ‘Beethoven’s Last Night’ and O’Neill’s own original rock operas like ‘Night Castle,’ their thrilling and highly singular take on seasonal music remains their trademark. Tragically, O’Neill’s passing in 2017 robbed the music world of a true visionary. But his team of friends and collaborators in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra honor his legacy with a new production of ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Past’ that both preserves and revitalizes a landmark merger of music, theatrics, storytelling, and seasonal cheer that yielded an international phenomenon.
Kick off your 2022 holiday planning by purchasing tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 7:30 pm show on December 10th at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO.! Tickets are available at Ticketmaster. Also, connect with TSO on their website and social media channels, and learn more about the work of PreventEd by visiting their website.