Holiday Season Begins as Trans-Siberian Orchestra Schedules Winter Tour
: August 03, 2012
Like clockwork, the coming of the holiday season brings a new round of holiday touring by the Tran-Siberian Orchestra, and the group has recently announced that this year’s festi ...
Trans-Siberian Orchesta Looks Beyond Christmas for Beethoven’s Last Night
: December 02, 2011
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced its first shows of 2012, which will be the final leg of the group’s tour to promote their rock-opera Beethoven’s Last Night. Currentl ...
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Schedules Holiday Concerts
: August 05, 2011
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2011 winter outing has been mapped out with several touring companies to ensure just about everybody in Canada and the U.S. will have the chance to s ...
Trans Siberian Orchestra Feels the Chill, Heads Out on 2010 Winter Tour
: August 10, 2010
Paul O’Neill and the rest of the New York-based prog-rock symphonic metal musicians Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be going against the cold months of November and December for a ...
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Hits Theaters with Beethoven this Spring
: January 27, 2010
Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced a slate of spring concerts. The rock symphony will be performing “Beethoven's Last Night” at the shows in its entirety.
The tour of int ...
trans siberian orchestra Biography
The progressive rock band the Trans-Siberian Orchestra was established in 1993 in New York City by Paul O'Neill, the lyricist, composer and producer. He brought together co-producer Robert Kinkel as well as former Savatage members Al Pitrelli and Jon Oliva to form the creative team's core. Since that time Trans-Siberian Orchestra has sold 8.5 million albums and almost 8 million in concert tickets.
The musical style of the band incorporates progressive, symphonic, orchestral and classical elements into heavy metal and hard rock. The band is noted for their rock opera series with Christmas themes, including 1996's Christmas Eve and Other Stories, 1998's The Christmas Attic and 2004's The Lost Christmas Eve which are performed on their annual fall-winter tour. The group has also released rock operas based on historical themes, including Night Castle and Beethoven's Last Night.
The group is well known for their elaborate concerts, performed using a full orchestra, video screens, moving trusses, pyrotechnics, massive light show and other effects synchronized to music. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is also involved in extensive charity work.
An update was released by Paul O'Neill in July 2010 on Trans-Siberian Orchestra website which stated the group was in the studio working on a new album. The new album's title is Romanov: What Kings Must Whisper. A Rock Musical is also being worked on called Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express.