The holiday tradition is back.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing their “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More”, which promises a new and larger presentation of the beloved holiday tradition.

November 29 is the day in Albany to check out this incredible show at the MVP Arena. It is a family affair to be sure.

Speaking with drummer Jeff Plate, who has been with the band since it's inception, he spoke of what keeps the show getting bigger and bigger.

When we first started, it was one box truck and a couple dozen lights and a fog Machine. Paul [O'Neil, founder and co-creator of Trans-Siberian Orchestra] came from the school of big arena rock.... Paul just insisted every year of stepping up the game and making the show bigger and better.

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Plate also spoke of being a part of many different types of people's holiday traditions.

Paul O'Neil would tell us over and over that this would outlast us all. We've become tradition for millions of people, and this is something we all realize. We do not take this lightly because we know how important this is. This centers around Paul's music, obviously and his lyrics. But the stories he that he wrote around these albums, I feel, have always been the thing that connected with people. Lo and behold, here it is 2023 and this tour just keeps on getting bigger and better every year. There is something for the show for everybody.

The full interview with TSO's Jeff Plate is below.

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2024 Capital Region Concert Calendar

This New York Concert Calendar is updated regularly so keep checking back for the latest on Saratoga Performing Arts Center, MVP Arena, The Egg, the Palace Theatre and much more!

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The Rock + Metal Artists Who Have Sold the Most Concert Tickets (Five Million or More)


All ticket totals below are from Pollstar's July 2022 report of the Top Touring Artists.

These concert ticket totals date back to 1981, which is when Pollstar began tracking.

Artists are listed in order of least to most tickets sold with five million tickets being the minimum threshold.

Only three rock artists have sold more than 20 million tickets!

Gallery Credit: Joe DiVita