Combime a few Christmas songs with 80’s rockers Savatage and mix in some wild lights, laser and pyrotechnics, and you get Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
TSO returns to Salt Lake City today where they have become an annual holiday favorite for fans. The Utah audiences have been particularly good to TSO over the years, so much so that today they’ll have two performance, one at 4pm and the other at 8pm.
Although the line-up has changed over the years, the band still delivers an entertaining spectacle which is as much about the visual elements as it is the music.
Deseret News reporter Carma Wadley talked to the band recently:
Here’s the East Coast version of TSO (yes, there are two TSO groups touring at the same time). The music starts about 2:30 into the video, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect if you’ve never seen teh band.