Abbey Road LIVE! Beatlemania Anniversary Show Performing The Red Album (1962-1966)
Fri April 18, 2014
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $16 advance / $20 day of show
About the Event:
The date was Feb 9, 1964. Four young lads from Liverpool, England appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and America was changed forever. Beatlemania had struck in full force. The music of the Beatles would come to define the Sixties, and would influence pretty much every rock band, singer and songwriter for the next half century. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, the four lads from Athens GA known as “Abbey Road LIVE!” will tackle the entire “The Beatles 1962-1966″ album compilation known as “The Red Album”. This double LP covers the first half of the Beatles recording career, highlighting their early pop classics such as She Loves You, Please Please Me and All My Loving. It then carries the listener through the Rubber Soul/Revolver era, where songs like Paperback Writer and Eleanor Rigby prefaced the psychedelic recordings to come. The “Red Album” (along with its companion “Blue Album” – The Beatles 1967-1970), released in 1973, was instrumental in introducing Beatles music to millions of new fans, ensuring the Fab Four’s continued legacy as the pop music landscape changed during the ’70s, ’80s and beyond. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania with Abbey Road LIVE!’s complete live performance of “The Beatles 1962-1966″.
Abbey Road LIVE!
Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals, and private events. Initially a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as “Abbey Road”, “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”.
Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typcial Beatle look-alike tribute act; don’t expect mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars. Rather, this show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings. Combining attention to detail with a creative exuberance, the band always delights its audiences with its diverse repertoire of hits and and more obscure favorites.
Abbey Road LIVE! is made up of four all-star musicians from the infamous Athens GA music scene that gave the world R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and B-52s. Collectively the band members have recorded and toured regularly with Cosmic Charlie, Charlie Mars, and Fuzzy Sprouts. Individual band members have also collaborated with acts such as Indigo Girls, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Houser (Widespread Panic), Danielle Howle and Lemonheads.
While the four lads from Athens GA generally perform as a quartet, they have also been known to recruit the “Magical Mystery Horns” and the “Lonely Hearts Strings”, lending authentic accompaniment to the more elaborately orchestrated tunes. The latest addition to the Abbey Road LIVE! musical arsenal is a real Indian sitar and tablas.
At a typical Abbey Road LIVE! show, audiences young and old can found gleefully singing along with every word, many in utter disbelief at getting to hear this monumental music performed live; something that even the Beatles themselves never did, since they stopped touring in 1966.