What family activities come to mind during the holiday season? Disneyland, movies, Universal Studios, shopping at the mall and of course concerts. For 18 years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has been THE ultimate Christmas Concert for families to see across North America. Founded in 1993 by producer/lyricist/composer Paul O’Neill. Sadly O’Neill passed away this year April 5th and this marked TSO’s first tour since his passing. The show included a very heartfelt tribute to O’Neill and honored an incredible legacy he left behind. TSO stopped at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA Dec. 2nd. What makes TSO such a unique band is that from the time they started touring they were never an opening band or had an opener or even started in clubs, they went straight to theaters and arenas making them the first major rock band in history to do so. Billboard and Pollstar have both ranked TSO as one of the top 10 ticket sellers of the first decade of the millennium.
Photos by Alex Kluft