Tonawanda News


December 28, 2009

LIFESTYLE: TSO brings holiday magic back to Buffalo


“However you get your introduction ... it’s nice to feel you’re a part of that whole thing.”

The demand for TSO has grown to the point that the band will embark upon its first non-holiday tour in the spring. That tour will include TSO’s first venture into Europe, Kinkel said. The group is also looking at another TV special (following 2001’s “The Lost Christmas Eve,” which has also become a top-selling DVD), and a possible motion picture venture.

“It’s amazing how this thing has grown and it still grows at an incredible rate every yea,” said Plate, who also drums with the metal band Machines of Grace. “O’Neill had a vision for this thing, and he created it. It’s quite remarkable, for sure.”

Before the events of the next year unfold, though, this tour needs to wrap up. With a show in Hamilton, Ontario, coming Tuesday prior to Wednesday’s Buffalo show and the tour’s final few shows in the following week, Kinkel doesn’t figure to have a lot of time back home to reminisce. Still, he looks forward to the homecoming show.

“It’s a pretty tiring tour, but it’s invigorating, as well,” he said. “You see a lot of old friends. You look out in the audience, and you see someone you haven’t seen in years. It’s a wonderful feeling.”

Contact Paul Laneat 693-1000, ext. 116.


• WHAT: Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert

• WHEN: 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 30

• WHERE: HSBC Arena, Buffalo


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