Trans-Siberian Orchestra Slates Holiday Tour

With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year-end trek has become an established tradition. As it has for the past three years, the symphonic rock group founded by P

With its fifth seasonal tour looming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual year-end trek has become an established tradition. As it has for the past three years, the symphonic rock group founded by Paul O'Neill will split into two factions to perform 74 shows before the close of 2003.

The tour will kick off with a Nov. 14-15 stand in Youngstown, Ohio and close with Dec. 30 performances in Portland, Maine, and Indianapolis. Along the way, the group will play theatres and arenas, including two-night stands in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, and New York.

To date, the Atlantic act has released two seasonal albums, 1996's "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" and the following year's "The Christmas Attic." Respectively, the sets reached No. 4 and No. 9 on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart and No. 89 and No. 103 on The Billboard 200.

In 2000, the TSO issued its only non-seasonal set, "Beethoven's Last Night," which debuted at No. 165 on The Billboard 200.

Here are the Trans Siberian Orchestra's tour dates:

Nov. 14-15: Youngstown, Ohio (Powers Auditorium)
Nov. 16-17: Akron, Ohio (E.J. Thomas Theater)
Nov. 18: Des Moine, Iowa (Civic Center Theatre)
Nov. 18: Louisville, Ky. (Palace Theater)
Nov. 19: Charleston, W.Va. (Municipal Auditorium Theater)
Nov. 19: Omaha, Neb. (Music Hall)
Nov. 20: Wichita, Kan. (Kansas Coliseum)
Nov. 21: Buffalo, N.Y. (Shea?s Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 21: Kansas City, Kan. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Erie, Pa. (Erie Civic Center)
Nov. 22: Colorado Springs, Col. (World Arena)
Nov. 23: Syracuse, N.Y. (Landmark Theatre)
Nov. 23: Denver (Pepsi Arena)
Nov. 24: Wheeling, W.Va. (Capitol Theatre)
Nov. 25: Cincinnati (Taft Theatre)
Nov. 25: Salt Lake City (Ford Theater at the E-Center)
Nov. 26: Columbus, Ohio (Veterans Auditorium)
Nov. 26: Nampa, Idaho (Idaho Center)
Nov. 28: Baltimore (Mariner Arena)
Nov. 28: Spokane, Wash. (Opera House)
Nov. 29: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center)
Nov. 29: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Nov. 30: Greensboro, N.C. (War Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 30: Seattle (Key Arena)
Dec. 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 2: Columbia, S.C. (Township Auditorium)
Dec. 2: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
Dec. 3: Cupertino, Calif. (Flint Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 4: Providence, R.I. (Civic Center)
Dec. 4: San Diego (Cox Arena)
Dec. 5: Rochester, N.Y. (Auditorium Theatre)
Dec. 5: Los Angeles (Universal Amphitheater)
Dec. 6: Wallingford, Conn. (Oakdale Music Theater)
Dec. 6: Las Vegas (Aladdin Theater)
Dec. 7: Boston (Fleet Center)
Dec. 7: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
Dec. 9-10: New York (Beacon Theatre)
Dec. 9: El Paso, Texas (Haskins Center, UTEP)
Dec. 11: Richmond, Va. (Carpenter Center)
Dec. 11: Austin, Texas (Erwin Center)
Dec. 12: Hampton, Va. (Hampton-Rhodes Arena)
Dec. 12: San Antonio, Texas (SBC Center)
Dec. 13: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena)
Dec. 13: Dallas (Next Stage)
Dec. 14: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
Dec. 14: Houston (Houston Rockets Arena)
Dec. 16: Toronto (Massey Hall)
Dec. 17: Toledo, Ohio (Sports Arena)
Dec. 17: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
Dec. 18: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
Dec. 18: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Dec. 19: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
Dec. 19: St. Louis, Mo. (Saviss Center)
Dec. 20: Detroit (Palace Theater)
Dec. 20: Madison, Wis. (Alliant Energy Center)
Dec. 21-22: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
Dec. 21: Milwaukee (Bradley Center/Cellular Arena)
Dec. 22: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Dec. 23: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena Theatre)
Dec. 23: Green Bay, Wis. (Resch Center)
Dec. 26: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
Dec. 26: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Arena)
Dec. 27: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Dec. 27: Orlando, Fla. (Bob Carr Auditorium)
Dec. 28: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Center)
Dec. 28: Atlanta (Gwinnet Center)
Dec. 29: Newark, N.J. (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 29: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
Dec. 30: Portland, Maine (Cumberland Arena)
Dec. 30: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)