Stoneman Talks With The Drummer Of TSO Jeff Plate

October 25, 2019

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•  Jeff is TSO’s drummer and an original member dating back to the Savatage days.

•  2019 marks the 21st year of Trans-Siberian Orchestra ON TOUR.  Since that time they have performed 2,100+ shows.

•  This holiday season TSO will be perform 109 concerts in 66 cities.  The tour is presented nationally by The Hallmark Channel.

•  TSO’s 2019 Winter Tour will find them performing an ALL NEW version of the “CHRISTMAS EVE & OTHER STORIES” ROCK   OPERA which 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.

•  This year’s tour will feature new production, new songs and a new take on what's become a tradition for so many people nationwide

•  The show will include enduring fan favorites such as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day” among others.

•  The “Christmas Eve & Other Stories” 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.

•  As they have in the past, TSO will donate  $1 - $2 from every ticket sold to charity.  To date, they have distributed MORE

THAN 16 MILLION DOLLARS to worthy charities throughout North America.

•  For additional information, visit:  www.trans-siberian.com

"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  at No. 17 on Pollstar's 2018 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart with more than 925,000 tickets sold.  Additionally, in July, TSO was featured in Billboard's Money Maker’s of 2018

Always embracing the O'Neill's sense of altruism, TSO remains one of rock's most charitable bands. This year, as in years past, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity - to date approximately $16 million has been donated by the group.

TSO's Winter Tour 2019 is presented by Hallmark Channel.