LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday Season? For the first time ever, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) and Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, are offering fans nationwide a seamless way to buy TSO concert tickets as a gift for your friends & family. Celebrate TSO's 15th year of touring with the encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." TSO's 2013 Winter Tour will begin on Nov.13, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America, presented by Hallmark Channel.
In response to consumer demand, Ticketmaster and Trans-Siberian Orchestra have developed a safe and convenient way for TSO fans to buy tickets as a gift for anyone on their Holiday list in select venue's utilizing Ticketmaster's new Digital Ticket Transfer technology. The Gifting program is available for TSO concerts sold through Ticketmaster.com only. By simply selecting "TSO Gift Ticket" upon purchase and following the steps to digitally transfer tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/tsogift, an exhilarating spectacle awaits to inspire and captivate a new generation. For a complete listing of eligible events and to find a show near you visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/TransSiberian-Orchestra-tickets/artist/780815.
"Ticketmaster is helping our fans have a seamless experience in getting tickets to their friends and family without having to go to scalpers and the secondary market," says composer Paul O'Neill. "It is not only important to us that the show is as great as we can possibly make it but also that it is affordable."
Ticketmaster's Digital Ticket Transfer lets fans share digital tickets with friends who are notified via email. To avoid duplication, each ticket is issued a unique barcode once transferred, cancelling that of the original ticket. Recipients can either print tickets from a desktop or, if a venue is mobile-entry capable, simply scan their ticket at the gate with no additional cost to the fan. Tickets can be transferred on Ticketmaster.com and from mobile devices via Ticketmaster and Live Nation mobile applications (iOS & Android) and m.ticketmaster.com.
For one final year, audiences will get to experience the modern Charles Dickens-like classic, "The Lost Christmas Eve." Following the 2012 premiere of this acclaimed rock opera, critics were raving, calling it "…a must see for any music lover," "…a rock n roll holiday celebration worth seeing!" and an "unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound."
"Our Winter Tour has always been about bringing people together and people sharing the TSO experience with their friends and family," O'Neill explains. "Fans constantly tell us how these shows have become part of their families Holiday tradition."
With a gift ticket, even if your friends and family are far away, you can finally share your Christmas tradition and everyone on your Holiday list will have a memory that will last a lifetime.
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