BY TER STAFF
Not even the biggest storm of the season could stop Chicago fans from coming out to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual visit to the Windy City tonight. Despite freezing rain and 60 mph gusts of wind, over 1,600 flights were cancelled throughout the city, but the show must go on for TSO. Fans look forward to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s winter visit every year, and like years past, the Christmas rockers rocked the house. Not a single person throughout Rosemont’s Allstate Arena left unimpressed, whether it was their first TSO show or whether they are a 10-year veteran to seeing the band live.
Similar to past performances, the over two hour long set was divided into two parts. The first part included narration between songs, telling a Christmas story of a young girl re-discovering the spirit of Christmas. If their unique fusion of Christmas music and rock isn’t creative enough, the Christmas tales throughout their concerts is another reason that TSO stands out in music today.
The second half of the night, was equally entertaining, if not more. With a mesmerizing light and laser show, a ton of pyrotechnics, and a variety of Christmas-themed visuals throughout the performance, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s production is second to none. Fans were able to re-celebrate Christmas just a few days past Christmas Day, and it was for a great cause too. Before the memorable rock concert tonight, Trans-Siberian Orchestra presented a $18,776 check from the night’s proceeds to the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Check out our photos from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Chicago stop on their 2015 Winter Tour below, and if they are coming to a city near you before the year’s end, get tickets and go see TSO for yourself!
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration