Paul O'Neill founded Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 1996. | Bob Carey photo
Orland Park native Joel Hoekstra is playing guitar during Trans-Siberian Orchestra's winter tour. | Lewis Lee photo
Trans-Siberian Orchestra has ranked in the top 10 for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine, by playing live to more than 1 million fans each year. | Mark Weiss photo
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is teaming with Hallmark Channel to present the live debut of the band's multiplatinum rock opera "The Lost Christmas Eve" for more than 100 shows in 65 cities across North America.
Since its inception, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has sold in excess of 8.5 million albums and performed to more than 9 million fans in 150-plus cities worldwide. | Bob Carey photo
The winter tour of Trans-Siberian Orchestra will include songs from the band's new EP, "Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)."
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's rock operas have cemented the band as a leader in rock theater. TSO is regarded as a mix of the Who's "'Tommy," Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals and Pink Floyd's expansive light show. | Bob Carey photo
Schaumburg native Roddy Chong plays strings for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which will perform on Dec. 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
" 'The Lost Christmas Eve' has always been a personal favorite of mine," Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Paul O'Neill said. "To debut this rock opera live marks a new and exciting chapter in TSO's rock theater evolution." | Lewis Lee photo