The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
TUESDAY, DEC. 22, AT 4 P.M. AND 8 P.M. – CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE
TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, AT NOON
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
Tickets are $34.50, $44.50, $54.50, $64.50 and $74.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).
American Express brings you to the Front of The Line. Visit www.americanexpress.ca/frontoftheline for information on advance ticket access to this show.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced the dates of its 2015 winter tour, once again featuring one of the group’s beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. This year’s enchanted Yuletide tale is The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which TSO will take to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows.
Live Nation and CHEZ 106 are proud to welcome TSO when they return to Ottawa for their 2015 world tour.Canadian Tire Centre will host two spectacular performances of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets for both shows will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 18, at noon.
Fans that purchase a concert ticket online will receive a digital copy of the group’s highly-anticipated upcoming studio album, Letters From the Labyrinth (Lava Records/Republic Records). Letters From the Labyrinth, which is set to be released on Nov. 13, is TSO’s first full-length album since 2009’s Night Castle, and fans who purchase tickets to the 2015 winter tour will be among the first to hear it. Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more information.
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theatre seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. The Ghosts of Christmas Evefeatures such lasting crowd-pleasers 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.
“The Ghosts of Christmas Eve brings me back to TSO’s beginnings. We recorded this TV show before TSO had ever toured and it was almost like our first show. It was filmed in a majestic old theatre in Jersey City and we got to work with the legendary Ossie Davis, Jewel and Michael Crawford,” said TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill. “There was a magic we captured and I think that’s why it was so successful as a fundraiser for PBS. The special featured some of the best songs from our catalogue at the time.”
“We want to keep the spirit of the story alive and weave it together to encompass the best of the Christmas trilogy that fans of all three stories can enjoy,” said O’Neill. “The band always gets excited when they get to do something new and now that we are finished up with Letters From the Labyrinth there is going to be a lot of new music and twists for our fans on this tour.”
This year’s tour follows the massive success of The 2014 Winter Tour, which grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days, played to nearly one million fans. In total, TSO has played in excess of 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans cementing itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. TSO has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for attendance and grosses according to Pollstar, the touring industry trade publication, and was named among the Top Touring Artists of the Decade by Billboard in 2009. This ongoing success is due to Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls ‘rock theatre’ that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. With new fans being introduced to the wonder presented on stage every year, and TSO constantly striving to provide a new experience, audiences can be assured the best is yet to come in 2015.
As in previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select national and local charities. To date, TSO has donated approximately $12 million to worthy charities.
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