Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform at Van Andel Arena when they make their stop in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, December 23rd for performances at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra was formed in 1996 by Paul O'Neill who immediately approached long time friends and collaborators Robert Kinkel and Jon Oliva to form the core of their writing team. That's because he wanted the band to be unique rather than the standard rock and roll make up. The band is also unique because they perform songs that are rock operas. Rock operas by their nature need the voices to change as the characters change. Rock bands normally only have one, maybe two, great vocalists to work with, therefore limiting how far a band can go. Trans-Siberian Orchestra features several vocalists to fit the tone of each song.
The band is well known for their renditions of traditional Christmas songs. Some of their most well known works include "Christmas Eve" and "Wizards in Winter."
With Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the music is first created with no artificial limitations. The team of writers then seeks out within the classical, rock, Broadway and R & B worlds, the very best singers and musicians to bring each song to life. Thus, creating an unbelievable sound that cannot be matched!
Ticket prices are $41.00 and $51.00. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 13 at 10 AM and will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers including D&W Stores, Macy's and select Family Fare locations, charge by phone: 616.456.3333 or on-line: ticketmaster.com.