- $32 for one G-Pass to see Hallmark Channel Presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2013 (up to a $63.80 value)
- When: Sunday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Tampa Bay Times Forum
- Seating: 300-level
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2013
Recognized by Billboard as one of the top 25 touring artists of the 2000s, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes onto the stage with a juggernaut of progressive rock and metal infused with symphonic instrumentation. Surrounded by a spectacle of lasers and pyrotechnics, the band's 2013 winter tour covers the entirety of its Christmas Trilogy conclusion, The Lost Christmas Eve. Originally conceived as a singular rock opera meant to be played without interruption, buffering, or donut breaks, the record depicts several lives intertwining with a young angel on a mystical quest in New York City.
The show opens with the tinkling jaunt of “Faith Noel,” where a lonesome piano dances in a circle of fifths before drums and hammer-on guitar solos roar in like an eagle uncaged. In the title track, stark vocals set up the narrative, introducing audiences to the shivering denizens of a rundown hotel—set within a musical landscape that begins with melancholy before rolling to a full heavy-metal boil. Among the original numbers, only a few tip their hats to holiday standards. “Queen of the Winter Night” reimagines Mozart’s The Magic Flute as if were performed by Brian May and Queen, whereas “Christmas Canon Rock” envisions Pachelbel writing Canon in D.
As the storyline races between a blues bar, a gothic cathedral, and an old toy store, the orchestra explodes with ruthless energy. Violinists bow like they’re sawing through a tank, pianists pummel banks of black-and-white keyboards until they’re black and blue, choirs and dancers sway as flames blast from the stage, and the guitarists high-kick and shred in harmony. After the acoustic sweep of the album closer, “Midnight Clear,” fans can expect a handful of brand-new Trans-Siberian tunes, along with favorites from Part One of their trilogy, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. During bonus cuts such as these, fog will roll off the stage, prismatic displays of light will flash, and lasers will disintegrate any camera-phone bootleggers in the crowd.