Wednesday, 25th April 2012
Forum Waterford, Saturday 26 May
After a 2 week sold out run at The Tivoli Theatre in Dublin at the start of this year, "GET BACK: The Story Of The Beatles", comes to Waterford for a one-off exclusive date on Saturday, 26 May, in association with WLRFM. It's a fantastic 2 hour show guaranteed to thrill every fan of The Fab Four.
Tickets €24 (+service charge) on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 871111 & forumwaterford.com.
Imagine walking down the stairs to the Cavern Club in Liverpool to watch a four-piece band on the cusp of greatness. What would it have been like to experience the excitement of being among the 74 million viewers who watched the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964? Or picture yourself in 1967, walking home with your copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, putting the needle to the record and being met with a totally new sound. "Get Back: The Story of The Beatles" sets out to put you in all those crucial moments in the Beatles' musical journey. The show charts the most important moments in the Beatles' career to show how their music often followed the personal journey of the band. From the early raw live concerts to confident early recordings, on through global recognition and their spiritual searching, the Beatles sound evolved constantly without losing relevance. This show immerses the audience in each song, allowing an interaction with moments long past in a format that looks and sounds authentic. When you listen to this collection of songs that spanned just a seven year period, from 1963 to 1970, it is impossible not to be reminded just how unique this band were. It is also a reminder of how unlikely it is that there will ever be another band with such an influence on the direction of pop and rock music.
"Get Back: The Story of The Beatles" features The Classic Beatles. The Dublin quartet remains the only Beatles tribute in the world to have worked with famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin, as well as being requested to perform for Queen Elizabeth II in 2004! They even had her up dancing for their entire set, not too bad seeing as she's met the real ones! These are among many highlights of The Classic Beatles' illustrious career, which began modestly in Dublin in 1990 (as The Quarrymen). So popular was the band's appeal by 1994 that they were invited to play live in front of more than 60,000 people in Dublin's Phoenix Park as part of a welcome home for Ireland's returning World Cup soccer heroes. The band also performed live on the roof of a Dublin radio station to coincide with the anniversary of The Beatles last performance on the Apple rooftop thirty years to the day, to a frenzy of press and police attention. Not content to limit their performances to Ireland The Classic Beatles have also graced the stage at no less than six international Beatle Conventions in Liverpool, endearing themselves to a new loyal fan base of mixed nationalities. A typical Classic Beatles show consists of "two hours of the greatest songs in the Beatles' songbook performed with perfection and affection" – Evening Herald.
The attention to detail on this production doesn't end with the delivery of the great songs, the band also partake in the witty banter for which The Beatles were equally famous. The detail is followed through to the look of the show, the start of which finds them in exact replica velvet collared suits made famous on the Ed Sullivan Show to 73 million viewers in 1964, complete with mop-tops. At the mid-way stage of the performance, the band reappear dressed in the Sgt. Pepper outfits as worn by The Beatles on the cover of their groundbreaking 1967 album. In the final stage of the show, all four members appear on stage dressed as their alter-egos with longer hair circa White Album / Abbey Road and bring the show to a powerful climax, featuring many of the songs The Beatles themselves
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