Posted Online: Sept. 03, 2013, 11:44 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra coming Dec. 12

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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return to Moline's iWireless Center Dec. 12 for an encore and final performance of its multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve."

Tickets (starting at $32.50)go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com, the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster.com and at 800-745-3000

TSO has played more than 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past 15 years -- in an amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock.

Critics have called "The Lost Christmas Eve" a "must see for any music lover," "a rock 'n' roll holiday celebration worth seeing" and an "unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound." The show features a diverse soundtrack fusing rock, classical, folk, R&B and theatrical-styled music, according to a release.

The rock opera encompasses a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, a Gothic cathedral and their respective inhabitants all intertwined during a single enchanted Christmas Eve in New York City.

Since its debut in 1996, TSO often has ranked in the Top 10 tours for both gross revenues and attendance, according to Pollstar magazine. TSO has played 10 holiday shows at the iWireless Center, last performing here in March 2012. For more information, visit trans-siberian.com.