105.7 The Walrus Presents

Beatles Vs. Stones

A Musical Shoot Out w/ Abbey Road & Jumping Jack Flash

Classic Rock

 

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history- which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel- a musical “shoot out of the hits” if you will, featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash.

Five alternating power sets with the two bands coming together on stage for an amazing encore makes this show a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The ABBEY ROAD band members portray the Beatles in an award-winning, nationally touring musical biography of the “Fab Four” called In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles. The musical gives the audience a glimpse inside the world of the Beatles from the band’s point of view, as well as hear some of the greatest songs ever written. The producers wrote the script to give the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles: Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium, and the final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corp offices.

In My Life is more than just a Beatles tribute concert. The play begins at the Cavern Club with the first meeting of Epstein and the soon to be “Fab Four.” Eventually, Epstein convinces the boys that matching suits and synchronized bows at the end of a performance will be better for their image than jeans and black leather jackets. This encounter results in February 1964, when America watched the Beatles for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the creation of the haunting “Yesterday” and the raucous rock and roll of “Revolution.”

The Los Angeles Times said “the show delivers,” and the Orange County Register hailed “if you see only see one tribute show, see this one…smart and loads of fun.” The Long Beach Press Telegram called Abbey Road a “highly faithful tribute” and the Idaho Statesman said “if you like the Beatles, this is the ticket for you.” The band headlines Knott’s Berry Farm and headlined Beatles Festival 2010 in Santa Monica.

The band is managed by Maher, who was part of the management team for such world class acts Guns N’ Roses, Slash, Blind Melon, Zakk Wylde, Danzig, Leon Russell, John Jorgenson and My Little Funhouse. Maher is currently in management for Motorhead, Anthrax, Sepultara, Zebrahead, My Vitriol, as well as up and comers Orange, the UK’s Obsessive Compulsive, and Finland’s Icon Crash.

JUMPING JACK FLASH honors the privilege of re-creating a Rolling Stones live performance by delivering what audiences come to see – the theatrics and power of the “Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band In The World” in its’ prime, with you in the front row! Performing song selections from all periods of The Stones’ legendary career, you can depend on hearing the band perform the hits that you still sing along to in your car (however badly).

The greatest care has been given to the smallest details, to insure that song performance, wardrobe, instrumentation, etc., are spot on re-creations of the real thing. No that’s not really Mick-n-Keef in your local theater, but it is bloody close!

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$10-$18
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$29
“If you missed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones live, here is your second chance,” – San Clemente Times.

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