Released in 2000, Beethoven’s Last Night was the first TSO album that didn’t have anything to do with Christmas. The story begins in the spring of 1827 during the evening of the greatest lightning storm Vienna has every experienced. Beethoven, having just completed his greatest work, the fabled “Tenth Symphony,” is visited by Mephistopheles who has come to collect the great composer’s soul. But Beethoven has other plans.
The show is everything one expects from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, meaning plenty of special effects, lasers and other forms of the sizzle. By combining elements of classical music with prog rock and other genres, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has built its rep on providing a total theatrical experience that’s more akin to U2’s extravagant staging or Roger Waters’s sspectacular presentation of The Wall and leaves you talking about the show long after its members have climbed onboard the tour bus bound for the next concert.
According to TSO’s official fan club, the U.S. tour begins April 2 in Battle Creek, Mich., at Kellogg Arena. Other stops include Akron, Ohio, at E.J. Thomas Hall April 5; Syracuse, N.Y., at the Oncenter Complex April 8; Atlantic City at Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre April 9; Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Theatre April 15, Amarillo, Texas, at the town’s Civic Center May 6; Green Bay at the Resch Center May 15 and Binghamton, N.Y., at the Broome County Arena May 20.
Fan club pre-sales and general onsales have yet to be announced. For more information, click here for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra website.