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Posted: 10/28/2013 5:42:29 AM EST
Hi guys,

Anyone ever seen them before? I won a couple tickets through work for a November show.

From what I've gathered on the net, it looks to be Christmas music with some wicked guitar riffs added. Cool??

Anyway, the wife and I will be going. Should be fun I think.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:50:01 AM EST
Yes, they put on a great show and I would highly recommend them. I saw them a few years back before Christmas and it was pretty close to epic. You will not be disappointed.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:51:18 AM EST
Pics of wife.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:51:23 AM EST
There is no possible way to attend one of their concerts and walk away disappointed.
You will want to see them again next year.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:51:45 AM EST
Great show. You wont be disappointed.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:53:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Archangel1177:
Yes, they put on a great show and I would highly recommend them. I saw them a few years back before Christmas and it was pretty close to epic. You will not be disappointed.
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:56:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:58:20 AM EST
I love TSO.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:06:58 AM EST
I'd like an opportunity to see them myself.

Congrats.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:08:08 AM EST
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me too.......
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:12:46 AM EST
Have seen them twice in Cleveland.

And would love to see them again. Fantastic show. You won't regret going.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:14:40 AM EST
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At work. There's some floating around out there.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:21:50 AM EST
The Christmas set is a little meh for me but afterwords they play some of their more kickass shit.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:24:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Shane333:
I'd like an opportunity to see them myself.

Congrats.
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They play near here every December. Every year I say this will be the year I see them.
Something always prevents it every year.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:29:34 AM EST
It's a kick ass show. We try to go every year they come to town. I wish there was more classical styled music modernized in this fashion.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:31:33 AM EST
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That'd be a mind-fuck while stoned.




Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:39:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:46:14 AM EST by rjbergen]
They put on an epic concert. I saw them 5 years in a row, and have seen them 6 times total. Each year is better and better. You'll be seeing the same group that tours MI. They have an East and a West tour group for the two halves of the US.

The best way I can describe it is as Christmas rock. Heavy on the guitar, keyboard, and drums. All excellent musicians. Fantastic laser/light show. Lots of colored propane flames used. Some years they've made it snow in the stadium.

I do suggest a pair of ear plugs if you're conscious about your hearing though. Like any concert, it is far too loud to be safe for the 3 or so hours you'll be there.

Post back after you go, I'm sure you'll be asking when tickets go on sale next year

ETA: This might be from the same arena you're going to:


Clip of one of the many laser shows in each concert:


It's basically a mindfuck
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:42:01 AM EST
Do you have epilepsy?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:53:29 AM EST
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I'd probably come out of that show looking like Michael J Fox on meth, and loving every minute of it. The TSO rocks!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:55:07 AM EST
Awesome show, take the lady.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:57:48 AM EST
pics

Yes, go. The show is incredible. You will see remarkable visuals and hear symphonic musicians who found out that rock and roll bands pay better.

The women in the string section are usually pretty hot, too.

The band used to hang out after the shows and talk to people from the audience. I'm not sure if they still do that, or if it was a Florida thing because many of them live there.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:58:05 AM EST
They are awesome!! You will enjoy!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:02:16 AM EST
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The band used to hang out after the shows and talk to people from the audience. I'm not sure if they still do that, or if it was a Florida thing because many of them live there.
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Depends on your definition of "hang out". In MI, they would come out and sit at tables to sign autographs. You could chat with them for a minute when you got an autograph.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:03:05 AM EST
Yes, they put on a fun show.

Go, you'll probably enjoy it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:11:13 AM EST
They were great as Savatage and they are great as their current incarnation
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:11:34 AM EST
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Depends on your definition of "hang out". In MI, they would come out and sit at tables to sign autographs. You could chat with them for a minute when you got an autograph.
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Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By sigp226:
The band used to hang out after the shows and talk to people from the audience. I'm not sure if they still do that, or if it was a Florida thing because many of them live there.

Depends on your definition of "hang out". In MI, they would come out and sit at tables to sign autographs. You could chat with them for a minute when you got an autograph.

That, but less formal. They'd shoot the shit with audience members. It wasn't an autograph line.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:14:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Shane333:

I'd like an opportunity to see them myself.

Congrats.
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You can't beat a Christmas show with lasers, spaceships, and pyros.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:26:59 AM EST
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They are great. I could listen to them in July.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:37:27 AM EST
I'd like to see them.

Christmas Eve / Sarajevo reminds me of this:

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:38:21 AM EST
Great show. Very talented group of musicians
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:43:39 AM EST
Go. I kept on putting it off until. Glad I finally went. tickets were pricey, but they were worth it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:45:51 AM EST
I've seen them 3 or 4 times. I love them and so do my kids. We generally try to catch their show about every other year when it rolls through Indy.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:53:01 AM EST
I have one of their CDs, not a christmas version, pretty damn good!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:17:23 AM EST
Excellent news.

So, we have floor seats. Is this the type of cencert that people on the floor will be standing up and dancing around, or will everyone be seated?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:21:40 AM EST
The audience is pretty well behaved. You could bring young children to that show. It's a very positive atmosphere. They also go out into the floor aisles and play. They had a scissor lift on the floor when I saw them. The violin player got up on it and did her thing a few feet above the people on the back floor.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:22:01 AM EST
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Meh, we went to a Christmas concert of theirs a couple years ago. The handful of recognizable Christmas songs they played were great; unfortunately, those songs were surrounded by 2 hours of crap. Would not go again. Mind you, we went for Christmas concert and we expecting such. YMMV if you're just looking for a regular concert.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:23:44 AM EST
this show KICKS ASS.

took the wife to it a couple years ago, honestly one of the best rock concerts I've ever been to.

oh and I feel in love with their violinist. Holy smoking hot chick. Ok it was a brief crush but still


I felt like I was at some Christmas version of Bon Jovi or something. They are amazing! Going again this year....
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:24:52 AM EST
Have seen them a number of times. They used to kick off their tour every year in Youngstown, Ohio - because a number of their musicians went to the Dana school of music right here at Youngstown State University.

They've since moved where they kick it off, as the venues in Youngstown are simply not big enough. However, I would travel to go see them. Without a doubt.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:26:14 AM EST
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Meh, we went to a Christmas concert of theirs a couple years ago. The handful of recognizable Christmas songs they played were great; unfortunately, those songs were surrounded by 2 hours of crap. Would not go again. Mind you, we went for Christmas concert and we expecting such. YMMV if you're just looking for a regular concert.
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Same experience. My wife and I almost walked out after about an hour. Felt like I was in church. The second half of the show was good though. If they are still doing "The Lost Christmas Eve" show, skip the first hour.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:29:23 AM EST
GO You'll never regret it. the fan base I saw in the Quad cities concert several years ago ranged in age from 12 - 65 yo.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:30:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:35:39 AM EST
Good show, seen them twice and the band will sign autographs at the end of the show. The ham up the big hair 80's rock and don't take themselves too seriously. Occaisonally will pause the show and talk about thier history (actually two bands, east and west coast versions) and who is coming and going in the groups.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:38:45 AM EST
I am going Dec 7 in Memphis. I am very much looking forward to it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:39:57 AM EST
Awesome! They are great musicians and the pyros/visuals are over the top. I read a while back that this is the last time they're doing the Lost Christmas Eve set, so I'm hoping I can be able to see it one last time.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:54:42 AM EST
I wasn't particularly impressed. Too canned. I like some spontaneity in my shows.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:00:14 AM EST
We went a couple of years ago, 5th row. Even if you don't like Christmas music or music in general, it's pretty cool.

Fire, lasers, fake snow, fog machines, hot young girls playing electric violins, lots to see. Awesome guitar work, awesome piano work.

The couple who sat in front us were in their 50's, the guy wore a tux, the woman had on an evening dress with a fur coat, but the crowd was a mix of folks of all ages.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:02:29 AM EST
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There is an entire genre called Symphonic Metal.

If you want to hear non-christmassy Symph Metal, check out TSO's normal band Savatage
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:03:59 AM EST
Saw them last year, and if they come here I will see them again.

Excellent show. Pyrotechnics were incredible.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:05:06 AM EST
Enjoy! Never seen them live but I bet they're terrific. Great musicians.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:06:34 AM EST
I've been 7 times.

Incredible show every year. The Christmas story gets kinda boring after the first few shows, but the music and lights are awesome. The second part of the show where they just mess around and cover classic rock songs is amazing.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:09:22 AM EST
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IT'S CHRISTMAS MOTHERFUCKERS, AND YOU WILL ENJOY IT.
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