Friday To-Do: Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Rock Candy

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Friday To-Do: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to Verizon Arena Friday.
  • Mark Weiss
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to Verizon Arena Friday.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
4 p.m., 8 p.m. Verizon Arena. $31-$63.

How's this for an unlikely music-biz success story: Some of the principal members of Savatage — a long-running metal turned hard-prog band that had found middling success throughout the '80s and '90s — formed a symphonic metal side-project inspired by the Russian Revolution.

They released a trio of Christmas-themed albums, in the process becoming one of the biggest concert draws in the country, thus earning glory, approbation and mountains of money beyond any of their wildest dreams. I think that deserves a cot-dang round of applause.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is the ultimate story of heavy metal geeks done good. With its Christmas-themed concert and laser-light-show-overload extravaganza, the band has sold somewhere in the neighborhood of eleventy-gadzillion concert tickets since its inception and you just know that somewhere out there, the guys in Queensrÿche are kicking themselves for not coming up with something like this, right?

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation