Update: The issued press release regarding the below news was incorrect. TSO’s publicist confirms the band will not be touring with neither Daltrey nor Tyler. So, all your getting will be TSO. Oh well, better than nothing!
It appears that the holidays really are a time for joy, as two of the world’s greatest classic rock frontmen team up with a symphonic bombast, simply known as Trans-Siberian Orchestra. TSO’s annual fall tour means a double serving of conceptual rock operatics — comprised mostly of the band’s Christmas Eve record — and a side of “Orff meets electric” with much applause and fake snow for all. A treat this year stems from the recent news that Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and The Who’s Roger Daltrey (alongside Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander) would be guesting on the TSO Fall Tour 2009, which kicks off November 1st.
Due to a shoulder injury, however, Tyler’s summer touring stint with TSO had been pushed onto the winter scene giving us quite the spectacle to behold. Considering how stellar the 2008 performance looked from even the nosebleeds, we have no doubts that the added benefit of Tyler, Daltrey, and Zander will prove a mighty force in the land of fall/winter spectacles. Don ye now thy gay apparel, the three wise men are coming — in style, with choral singers and tux tails galore.
Here’s to the upcoming holiday season!