Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Christmas Eve and Other Stories
(MONDAY AUGUST 19, 2019) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will be bringing its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019back to Charlotte! Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play Spectrum Center Charlotte Saturday December 7. Tickets go on sale Friday September 13 at 10am at LiveNation.com.
A product of the vision and imagination of TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” began the unique format O’Neill called “Rock Theater” and forged a deep connection with their fans that it turned into the wildly-successful tour, cementing the group’s status as a must-see, multi-generational, holiday tradition and kick-started the trend of Yuletide season tours. This year’s multi-sensory extravaganza is set to begin on November 13th and will visit 66 cities for 109 performances across North America before concluding on December 30th.
“Christmas Eve and Other Stories” is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s late founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill. In keeping with the classic line “If You Want To Arrange It, This World You Can Change It,” the story is set on Christmas Eve when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what is best representative of humanity. Following favorite TSO themes of “strangers helping strangers” and “the kindness of others,” “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father. The album and tour feature such fan-favorites as “Ornament” and the epic “Old City Bar,” both of which have not been performed live in recent years. The rock opera also features such TSO classics as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." Additionally, the tour will enjoy a new second set containing some of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including "Christmas Canon," “Wizards In Winter” and many more.
Since its historic touring debut, TSO has played nearly 2,000 Winter Tour shows for more than 16 million fans, with tour grosses of more than $725 million, and has sold in excess of 12 million albums and DVDs. Year-after-year TSO hits the upper reaches of the domestic and worldwide tour charts. Recently in July 2019, TSO was ranked No. 6 on Pollstar’s North American Tours Mid Year chart and No. 8 on Pollstar’s Worldwide Tours Mid Year chart. In 2018, TSO came in at No. 16 on Pollstar’s 2018 Top 200 Year End North American Tours and at No. 17 on Pollstar’s 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925K tickets sold. Additionally in July, TSO was featured in Billboard’s Money Makers of 2018.
TSO’s Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment Preparing to Welcome 20 Millionth Guest to Spectrum Center on Saturdayb>March 17, 2022 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that Spectrum Center will welcome its 20 millionth guest during Saturday’s Hornets game against the Dallas Mavericks. Since opening its doors on October 21, 2005, for a sold-out concert by the Rolling Stones, Spectrum Center has hosted more than 1,900 events, including more than 650 NBA games, more than 130 NCAA basketball games, and more than 160 different performers. “We are proud to celebrate this milestone for Spectrum Center, the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas,” said HSE President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “From the very beginning, we have sought to bring world-class events to the area, and we will continue to do so for many years to come.” One lucky fan entering Saturday’s games will be selected to represent the 20 millionth guest and receive a gift package that includes upgraded tickets to the game, tickets to several future events at Spectrum Center and more. “We view Spectrum Center as a gathering place for our community, with something for people of all backgrounds, interests and ages,” said HSE Executive Vice President & Spectrum Center General Manager Donna Julian. “Our event lineup continues to become more diverse, and we are glad to provide a wide range of entertainment options for those that live, work and play in the Charlotte region.” The 20 million guests are based on all events, including sporting events, concerts and family shows, held at Spectrum Center. Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the venue is the home of the Charlotte Hornets and has hosted major events such as the 2012 Democratic National Convention; the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend; the 2008 and 2019 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournaments; the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament regional semifinals and final; the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second rounds in 2011, 2015 and 2018; and the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for 15 consecutive years from 2006-2020. Top performers visiting the arena include Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Prince, Taylor Swift and U2. Comedian Jeff Dunham and New Kids on the Block have played the most shows at Spectrum Center, with five appearances each, while U2 had the concert with the largest attendance with more than 19,000 fans on December 12, 2005.
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