Concert Review and Slideshow: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Quicken Loans Arena

There’s no denying Trans-Siberian Orchestra — the prog rock group that has toured behind elaborate holiday concerts for over a decade now — puts on a stunning visual display. Yesterday at the first of two shows the group played at Quicken Loans Arena, the band delivered a bit of everything. It arrived on stage with a blast of smoke and fire as LED lights cast everything in a dim blue glow. And that was just the band’s entrance. Throughout the evening, the group would use its elaborate lighting rig to project images on a series of video screens, at times making it look as if holographic images were hovering over the stage. Toward the nearly 3 hour-long concert’s end, a couple of players ran to the soundboard where they stood atop risers that lifted them into the rafters. It was all very impressive and kept the concert moving at a good clip.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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