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September 24th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Night CastleAtlantic recording group Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced the upcoming release of its hugely anticipated new album, "Night Castle", which will arrive in stores and all digital retailers on October 27th.

Years in the making, "Night Castle" is without question TSO's most ambitious and adventurous work to date. Founder Paul O'Neill and crew have created 26 songs that run the gamut from hard rock to classical, taking the listener on a journey through different points of history. "Night Castle" details the triumphs and follies of man but is ultimately an epic story of transformation and love. The two-CD set will be released at a special low price, and will include a unique 68-page booklet, featuring story, lyrics, and full-color illustrations by legendary artist Greg Hildebrandt.

"Obviously our fans have been unbelievably patient," O'Neill says. "This was supposed to come out a few years ago. But we were dedicated to making something really special, and the longer it took, the more pressure we felt to give people the best possible piece of art we could.

"These are hard times," he adds, explaining the lower price, "and we're trying to do what we can to make them better. We believe in value with Trans-Siberian Orchestra; everything we do - the shows, the albums, the souvenirs - are over-the-top productions with a lot of stuff for people to see and hear and feel, and we do that for as inexpensive a price as we can."

"Night Castle" will be preceded by the first single, "Nutrocker," which ships to multi-format radio outlets nationwide later this month. The track sees TSO paying homage to one of their greatest influences, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and features rock icon Greg Lake on bass.

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One of the most successful live acts in music history, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has slated a major North American tour to bring "Night Castle" to its legions of loyal fans. The massive trek - which includes both matinees and evening performances in many markets - begins on November 1st and rolls on through early January. For up-to-the-minute news and on-sale information, please see www.tsotickets.com.

With sales in excess of 7 million - including nearly 2 million CDs and DVDs sold in the past two years -Trans-Siberian Orchestra is among the most popular groups of the modern era. The Orchestra debuted in 1996 with the timeless "Christmas Eve And Other Stories." Highlighted by the remarkable hit single, "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," the album has since achieved 2x platinum certification from the RIAA, with sales now rapidly approaching 3 million. Two further albums completed O'Neill's Christmas Trilogy: 1998's "The Christmas Attic" and 2004's "The Lost Christmas Eve," both of which are currently approaching 2x platinum certification. All three of the Orchestra's Christmas-themed albums have proven enduring blockbusters, returning annually to the top 10 on Billboard's "Top Catalog Albums" and "Top Holiday Albums" charts. "Beethoven'S Last Night," TSO's rock opera fantasy about "what could have happened" on Beethoven's final night of life has also been certified gold.

Released in 2001, TSO's full-length DVD, "The Ghosts Of Chistmas Eve," has also received RIAA platinum certification. Narrated by the late award-winning actor Ossie Davis, the magical production - which features guest appearances from Jewel and Michael Crawford - is the annual centerpiece of PBS' holiday programming, airing over 500 times in more than 120 markets since 2002.

TSO has also made an array of high-profile TV appearances, including bravura performances on such shows as ABC's Good Morning America and Live With Regis and Kelly, and NBC's The Today Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

As visionary on stage as they are in the studio, TSO is one of the fastest-growing live bands on the road today, with attendance increasing consistently each year. The group has performed before more than 5 million people since 1999, with a total live gross now exceeding $200 million.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2009/2010

November
1 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
1 Youngstown, OH Covelli center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
2 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum 7:30pm
2 Lansing, MI Breslin Center 7:30pm
3 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 8:00pm
4 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena 3:30pm & 8:00pm
5 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 7:30pm
6 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center 8:00pm
7 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
7 Dayton, OH EJ Nutter Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
8 Green Bay, WI Resch Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
8 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena 3:00pm & 7:30pm
9 Madison, WI Kohl Center Arena 7:30pm
11 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 7:30pm
12 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 7:30pm
12 Toronto, ON Air Canada center 7:30pm
13 Moline, IL i wireless Center 8:00pm
13 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena 8:00pm
14 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 3:00 pm & 8:00pm
14 Hartford, CT XL Center 3:00 pm & 8:00pm
15 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center 4:00pm
15 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 3:00pm & 7:30pm
16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Center 7:30pm
18 Providence, RI Dunkin' Donuts Center 4:00pm & 8:00pm
18 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 7:30pm
19 Worcester, MA DCU Center 7:30pm
20 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum 8:00pm
20 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza 8:00pm
21 Seattle, WA Key Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
21 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
22 Portland, OR Rose Garden 3:00pm & 7:30pm
22 Hershey, PA Giant Center @ Hershey Park 3:00pm & 7:30pm
25 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena 4:00pm & 8:00pm
25 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum 4:00pm & 8:00pm
27 Reno, NV Reno Events Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
27 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
28 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
28 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
29 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 3:00pm & 7:30pm
29 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena 3:00pm & 7:30pm
December
2 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center 7:30pm
2 Raleigh, NC RBC Center 4:00pm & 8:00pm
3 Anaheim, CA The Theater at Honda Center 8:00pm
3 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 7:30pm
4 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena 8:00pm
4 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 8:00pm
5 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
5 Orlando, FL Amway Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
6 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 3:00pm & 7:30pm
9 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center 4:00pm & 8:00pm
9 Washington, DC Verizon Center 4:00pm & 8:00pm
10 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena 7:30pm
10 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 7:30pm
11 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 8:00pm
11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Arena 8:00pm
12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
12 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
13 Albany, NY Times Union Center 2:30pm & 7:30pm
16 Memphis, TN FedExForum 4:00pm & 8:00pm
16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena 7:30pm
17 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 7:30pm
18 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center 8:00pm
18 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena 8:00pm
19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
19 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Area 3:00pm & 8:00pm
20 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
20 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 3:00pm & 7:30pm
22 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 7:30pm
23 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse 3:00pm & 8:00pm
23 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
26 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 2:00pm & 7:00pm
26 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
27 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 3:00pm & 7:30pm
27 Houston, TX Toyota Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
28 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
29 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 2:30pm & 7:30pm
30 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 3:00pm & 8:00pm
30 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
January
2 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
2 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 3:00pm & 8:00pm
3 Nashville, TN Sommet Center 3:00pm & 7:30pm
3 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 3:00pm & 7:30pm



Trans-Siberian Orchestra Night Castle

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For additional information, please visit www.trans-siberian.com and www.nightcastlealbum.com.



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