Letters from the Labyrinth (Lava Records/Republic Records)—the new album from the critically acclaimed, multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra— debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart this week and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Albums. The album also charted at No. 7 on Billboard Top 200 chart.Letters from the Labyrinth, TSO’s first full-length album since 2009’s Night Castle, is a bold, conceptually provocative album. Radio stations across the world are currently playing the album’s debut single “Forget About The Blame (Moon Version)” featuring vocals by Halestorm’s Lizzy Hale.
Prior to the release of Letters from the Labyrinth, TSO has sold nearly 10 million albums throughout its illustrious career. 2009’s Night Castle debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and is now certified platinum. Christmas Eve and Other Stories (1996), boasted the smash hit “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24” and was certified triple platinum with over 3.4 million albums sold. The Christmas Attic (1998) earned certified platinum status with over 1.8 million albums sold.The Lost Christmas Eve (2004), featuring hit single “Wizards in Winter,” was certified double platinum with 2.3 million albums sold. Beethoven’s Last Night (2000), TSO’s first non-holiday rock opera, was certified gold with more than 650,000 album sales.
Since its formation, TSO has been a touring juggernaut, leaving crowds of all ages speechless after being introduced to the wonder of the group’s music and on-stage spectacle year after year. To date, TSO has played an excess of 1,600 shows for more than 12 million fans, cementing itself as one of the world’s biggest rock arena acts.
TSO’s Winter Tour 2015 kicked off on Nov. 18 and will hit 60 cities across North America with over 100 shows before concluding on Dec. 30. Based on the group’s cherished Yuletide story “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the tour features such lasting crowd-pleasers as “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” Each concert ticket sold online will come with a digital copy of Letters From The Labyrinth.
As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select national and local charities. To date, TSO has donated approximately $12 million to charities.
Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more details.