Jul 12th, 2010

On a late night in the spring of 1827 the city of Vienna is experiencing the largest lightning storm in its long history. Within a large disheveled room, Ludwig Von Beethoven is slumped over his piano and on the piano sits the just completed manuscript for his Tenth Symphony. It is his final, and he is certain, his greatest work. As the clock strikes midnight, Mephistopheles appears to collect the great composer’s soul. Looking into the abyss of eternity Beethoven is horrified but the devil has an offer and the bargaining begins…

So begins Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) performance of “Beethoven’s Last Night.” TSO, one of the most successful rock projects in North America – is an unprecedented mixture of progressive rock and orchestral music along with elements of theater.  Following their triumphant debut of “Beethoven’s Last Night” in the U.S., the band will bring their unique brand of “rock theater” to Europe. Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of Beethoven’s struggle with the tough choices the composer has to make with what will be his life’s legacy, features music by O’Neill and his cohorts legendary Savatage frontman Jon Oliva, and Robert Kinkel.


Established in 1996 by producer/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill, TSO has been inspiring generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera.  Having been described as the Who’s Tommy meets Phantom of the Opera with Pink Floyd’s lighting, TSO has sold more than seven million albums and  have become one of the world’s top touring acts, with a $20 million-plus production that by 2009 played to over 7 million people in 80+ cities, selling more than $280 million worth of tickets.

At long last it will happen in spring 2011: for the first time in TSO history they will be touring Europe! The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform “Beethoven´s Last Night“  and will preview a new thrilling place, the  “Night Castle”: a spectacular amazing event, a phenomenal performance, an experience that has never been seen in Europe before.  Performed on stage by some of the most amazing musicans and singers in the world including members of the progressive rock band Savatage.
In order to get attuned to this happening the release of TSO’s “Beethoven’s Last Night” is scheduled for October 18th 2010. It will come with a new cover artwork and a 40-page booklet. “Night Castle” will follow early 2011.
TSO is music for fans of Rock, R&B, Opera, Broadway, classical enthusiasts, or someone who just enjoys a great story – TSO has the unique ability to bring together fans from multiple generations. With top flight musicians and a visual spectacular TSO looks forward to bringing their rock theatre to Europe in 2011.

16.03.11 CH – Zürich – Hallenstadion
17.03.11 D – München – Zenith
18.03.11 A – Wien – Stadthalle (Halle F)
19.03.11 D – Stuttgart – Schleyerhalle
20.03.11 D – Mainz – Phoenixhalle
22.03.11 D – Berlin – Tempodrom
23.03.11 D – Hamburg – Cch 2
24.03.11 D – Düsseldorf – Philipshalle
25.03.11 B – Antwerpen – Stadsschouwburg
26.03.11 NL – Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
28.03.11 UK London – Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets are available at
D / CH / A: www.modernewelt.de
NL: [link]
B: tba
UK: tba

Tour organizer: Moderne Welt Tourneen, Konzerte, Veranstaltungs AG

Ticket-Hotline: 0711-954 74 64 oder www.modernewelt.de