Trans-Siberian Orchestra to play FedExForum December 8; tickets now on sale

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform at the FedExForum Thursday, December 8. As of today, tickets are now on sale.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra combines a wide range of influences – classical, orchestral, progressive, rock and heavy metal to produce a one-of-a-kind show. They have released several Christmas-themed rock operas, including The Last Christmas Eve, as well as non-Christmas, historical-themed rock operas (Beethoven’s Last Night and Night Castle). Friends of mine who work at the FedExForum tell me it takes more than half a day to set up for this show, because their performances rely heavily on lights, lasers, and pyrotechnics synchronized with the music.

Their show appeals to all ages. The light show keeps the kids entertained; young adults get into the rock element; and older people appreciate the symphonic elements of TSO’s performances. This is an extremely popular act, and I’ve heard other cities tried to bid them out of the December 8 date. However, FedExForum management believed in the show so much that they successfully fought to keep it.

One of the things I try to do on this blog is celebrate the hidden gems of Downtown and of Memphis. If you’ve never been to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show, you’re missing out on one of the gems. Great show to attend with friends, to take a date, or go to for family night out. You can buy tickets here.