Des Plaines gets ready to rock
December 26, 2013 by Lisa
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing live in the area this Saturday, offering a progressing rock performance that incorporates symphonic and classical nuances into heavy metal and hard rock songs. Promoters for events like this often use poster and banner printing to spread the word among people in this region.
The band was formed in 1993 by Paul O’Neill who is a composer, lyricists, and producer. Soon, he was joined by former members of Savatage (Al Pitrelli and Jon Oliva) and co-producer, Robert Kinkel. In 1999, the band made waves after the release of the third album ‘Beethoven’s Last Night’.
To date, the group has sold in excess of nine million concert tickets and more than eight million albums. The group also does extensive charity work and has concerts that include a light show, a string section, laser pyrotechnics, video screens, and moving trusses, not to mention that fact that all effects are synchronized to the sound of the music.
According to the band’s website, they differ from most groups in that they went straight into large performances and never played the small club scene or the opening act for any other group.
Tickets for this performance vary depending on the seating selected. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert will take place this Saturday, December 28, starting at 8:00 pm at the Allstate Arena located at 6920 North Mannheim Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, just a short drive from Gurnee. To learn more about this performance, or to purchase tickets, visit the Allstate Arena website or Stub Hub’s website.