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Celebrate Christmas with TSO’s annual tour

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will visit Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 18.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published September 7, 2022

When Trans-Siberian Orchestra release their holiday touring schedule, you know it’s time to pack up the swim fins and get out the long-sleeved shirts because winter will soon be making its appearance. 

This year’s tour, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO & More, will bring an updated presentation to 60 cities across North America between Nov. 16 and Dec. 30. 

As always, there will be several opportunities to see the sonically and visually stunning show beginning with an early show at Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 18. 

If you can’t make that show or if you want additional chances to catch the band, they will be heading to Heritage Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Nov. 19, Huntington Center in Toledo on Dec. 2, EJ Nutter Center in Dayton on Dec. 3, Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Dec. 4, Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 11,  Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosement on Dec. 21, Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on  Dec. 23, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Dec. 29, and Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland on Dec. 30. 

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve is a rock opera featuring 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.” 

Keeping with the vision of late founder Paul O’Neill and his wife, Desi, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. 

To date, approximately $18 million has been donated to charity by the group.

Be first to see Last in Line

Last in Line, the band featuring former Dio band members Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice, along with rock and metal veteran Phil Soussan and singer Andrew Freeman, will embark on a U.S. tour in late September. 

The run of shows is in support of the band’s upcoming EP, A Day in the Life, which will arrive on Nov. 11. 

In an interesting marketing move, the effort is numbered and limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, making it an instant collector’s item. The title track, which is described in a press release as “one of the heaviest versions” of The Beatles classic “ever recorded.” 

The band will appear at the Token Lounge in Detroit on Oct. 2, . Arcada Theatre near Chicago on Nov. 11, and King of Clubs in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 12.

Kane Brown sets 2023 dates

Country superstar Kane Brown has set dates for his next U.S. tour. 

For the next leg of is Drunk or Dreaming Tour, the new run of dates do not begin until March, beginning with Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on March 16, and continuing on to Columbus, Ohio, with a show inside Nationwide Arena on March 23. 

Brown will be joined by special guests Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, and LoCash as support on the shows. 

Brown recently became the first male country artist to perform on the MTV VMAs, showing off his new single “Grand,” which has already risen to the top of the country charts. The song  is featured on Brown’s third studio album, Different Man, due out Sept. 9. The 17-track album also includes previously released songs “Whiskey Sour,” “One Mississippi,” “Leave You Alone,” and “Like I Love Country Music,” which reached No. 1 on the Country Radio charts in early August. 


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