Though he is not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and pile of thumbtacks you leave out for him. Explore other Yuletide traditions with this GrouponLive deal.
- $85 for one Groupon-exclusive package to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2013. Package includes one G-Pass and round-trip transportation.
- Where: buses pick up guests at House of Blues Chicago before transporting them to Allstate Arena and back.
- Section: 202
- Bus departs from House of Blues two hours prior to showtime.
- Ticket value ($60.75) includes all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Saturday, December 28 at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, December 28 at 8 p.m.<p>
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.<p>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2013
Recognized by Billboard as one of the top 25 touring artists of the 2000s, Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes onto the stage with a juggernaut of progressive rock and metal infused with symphonic instrumentation and themes. Surrounded by a spectacle of lasers and sparks, the band’s 2013 winter tour offers audiences one last golden chance to catch the conclusion of its “Christmas Trilogy”, The Lost Christmas Eve, before they retire the show and send it to the great pyrotechnics closet in the sky. Originally conceived as a singular rock opera meant to be played without interruption, buffering, or donut breaks, the grandiose high-concept record tells a labyrinthine tale of 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 the thunderous arrival of drums and hammer-on guitar solos roars 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 menacing melancholy before rolling to a full heavy-metal boil. Among the original numbers, only a few tip their hats to holiday standards. “Queen of 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. Gorgeous vocal numbers such as “For the Sake of Our Brother” and “Different Wings” keep chestnuts warm as the story comes to its touching conclusion: the acoustic, sweeping “Midnight Clear.” Throughout the show, fog will roll off the stage, prismatic displays of light will flash, and lasers will disintegrate any cameraphone bootleggers in the crowd.