NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs onstage during an exclusive performance at The iHeartRadio Theater in New York at iHeartRadio Theater on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for iHeart Radio)

One of my most favorite things around the holidays is hearing songs by Trans-Siberian Orchestra which you can pretty much hear everywhere there’s music playing!

And if you’ve ever seen them perform, you know their live holiday show fills you with awe.

TSO drummer Jeff Plate gives us some history of the band, what we can expect when they come through the area this holiday season and what he does in his ‘down’ time.

They’ll be in Worcester at the DCU Center November 17 for two shows, 3 and 8pm. Tickets on sale September 13 through ticketmaster.

Listen here for our conversation: