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Winter Is Coming: Trans Siberian Orchestra Will Bring Its Symphonic Holiday Metal Back to San Antonio 

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If angelic choirs singing holiday music accompanied by shredding electric guitars on a flame-engulfed stage sounds like a good time, then you may have been waiting all year for Trans-Siberian Orchestra to announce its winter tour.

This year, SA audiences will have two chances to see the group perform. It's booked shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, December 23, at the AT&T Center.

TSO was formed in 1996 by the late Paul O’Neill as well as Jon and Criss Oliva, members of the symphonic/power metal outfit Savantage.

While the group's show has evolved over the years, this year marks a return to its roots. Its Christmas Eve and Other Stories tour is based on the triple-platinum album of the same name and follows a story by TSO’s O’Neill.

The tale takes place on Christmas Eve, when a young angel is sent to Earth to bring back what best represents humanity. The suite of songs takes listeners all over the world to help reunite a young girl with her distraught father.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local charities. Tickets are available at, and 800-745-3000.

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