Trans-Siberian Orchestra

American progressive rock band

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is an American progressive rock group. They were founded around 1996.[4] They became popular around 1999. This was when they began touring with their second studio album, The Christmas Attic.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing live in November 2006
Background information
Also known asTSO
GenresChristmas,[1] progressive metal, hard rock,[1] progressive rock,[1][2] speed metal,[1] symphonic metal[1][3]
Years active1996 (1996)–present
LabelsLava, Atlantic, Rhino, Republic
Associated actsSavatage, Jon Oliva's Pain

Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar ranked them as one of the top ticket-selling groups in the first decade of the new millennium.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kerestan, Greg (December 17, 2014). "BWW Reviews: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Opens 'The Christmas Attic' at Consol Energy Center". Broadway World Pittsburgh. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  2. Fuoco-Karasinski, Christina (7 December 2010). "SoundSpike Interview: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill". Soundspike. Retrieved 13 September 2011. The progressive rock band is known for its live shows complete with an orchestra, a massive light show, lasers, dozens of pyrotechnics, moving trusses, video screens and other effects that are synchronized to the music.
  3. "Christmas concerts: Straight No Chaser, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chicago, Brave Combo, more". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media Group. November 11, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  4. "How Trans-Siberian Orchestra Became a Holiday Hit Machine". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  5. "Top Touring Artists of the Decade". The Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2016.