Considering what a Christmas tradition they’ve become here in Nippertown and all around the country, it’s difficult to believe that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra only launched their career in 1996. It seems as though they’ve been making their regular holiday rounds at such Local 518 venues as the Palace Theatre, Proctors and the Pepsi Arena/Times Union Center for at least as long as Ole Saint Nick has been hitching up his team of reindeer.
The power chords. The heavy metal shredding. The prog-rock grandiosity. The lights, the lights, the lights… You get the idea, right?
And let’s face it, TSO is all about transforming the holiday into an arena-rock Christmas extravaganza, so here are a few photos to give you a glimpse at the over-the-top look of it all:
Photographs by Michael Seinberg
David Malachowski’s review at The Times Union