Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Returning with ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ and more
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Mohegan Sun Arena with its live multimedia show on Sunday, Nov. 25. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve — The Best of TSO and More” will be performed once in the afternoon and again in the evening.
Fans can expect to hear all of their favorite songs plus a few new ones during this theatrical experience, which is often described as elaborate concert, complete with video screens, pyrotechnics and lasers. It’s also a popular holiday tradition with fans of all ages.
Currently in its 20th year, TSO attracts people with a wide range of tastes, including everyone from classical music lovers to fans of rock ’n’ roll. The American rock band was founded by the late Paul O’Neill, a multi-instrumentalist who was also a producer, composer and lyricist.
O’Neill, who died last year, is known for writing such hits as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” which melded classical music and heavy metal. TSO is famous for rock operas such as “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” “The Christmas Attic” and “Beethoven’s Last Night.”
The band’s members try to top their shows each year and are always searching for new and original ideas to bring to life onstage. The Washington Post once described their music as “Pink Floyd meets Yes and The Who at Radio City Music Hall.”
TSO has sold more than 10 million albums, and is also known for its extensive charity work.
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Sunday, Nov. 25, 3 and 8 p.m. $72.50, $62.50, $43.50. 800-745-3000, mohegansun.com