Posted by: nickgerlich | September 6, 2007

T-S-Oh Yeah!

Today pre-sale tickets became available for fans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the band that made a rock opera out of Christmas carols. I was camped out online at 10am CDT when tickets in the nation’s midsection went on sale. I pounced on the link at precisely 10am, placed my bet (7 seats, “Best Available”), and waited 15 minutes for the system to process my request.

The results: For the fifth year in a row our best friends and my family will see TSO. We snagged 7th row seats for the 14th November show.

Once again, TSO is playing in Lubbock instead of Amarillo. We had it pretty good while they were still playing locally, but the costs of being on the road are so great that bigger and bigger arenas must be played, or else it’s a losing proposition. Especially when you consider how big an entourage TSO is while on the road.

TSO is actually two separate touring bands, an “east” and a “west” band, in order that they might please more fans during the all-too-short holiday season. Even with an expanded schedule this year (they run from the first week of November through the first week of January), they were bound to leave some fans disappointed.

Unless you’re willing to travel a little, that is.

It’s still in the 90s here in northwest Texas, but we’re already listening to TSO’s rocking renditions of Christmas favorites. And after my buddy Brian and I saw TSO’s off-season band O2L in Dallas last March, we’re more convinced than ever that these guys are some of the best musicians around.

We don’t have many traditions in our family, but TSO is certainly one of them. We can’t wait!



  1. […] makes those $46 tickets I recently bought to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Lubbock this November pale by comparison. What have those guys been doing wrong? (FWIW, ticket […]

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