Beatles vs Stones
October 25 • 8:00 pm• $18 – $20
On Thursday, October 25, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes to the WOW Hall the ultimate Battle of the Bands: Beatles vs. Stones. The South Eugene High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to lend some local talent to this homage to the British Invasion.
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? Now the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off in a showdown of hits. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They go up against the premier Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. Beatles vs. Stones features alternating power sets with the two bands coming together on stage for an amazing encore. The nationally touring show recently concluded a three-month residency at the Harrah’s Reno showroom and a two-month residency at the Harrah’s Laughlin showroom. The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown performs at the WOW Hall. Whoever wins, the audience is sure to be dazzled by an “electrifying show” (O.C Register), with fantastic music, iconic wardrobe and spot on performances down to the onstage banter, missed notes and flubs heard on the original records.
ABOUT ABBEY ROAD
With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world. Abbey Road recreates the magic, music, wit and charm of The Beatles, including the Fab Four’s cheeky personalities, familiar onstage banter and patter between songs. Three costume changes cover the full range of the Beatle experience and beyond, with authentic early black Beatle suits, Sgt. Pepper’s regalia and Abbey Road attire. The band members are: Nate Bott (“John”), Chris Paul Overall (“Paul”), Zak Schaffer (“George”) and Axel Clarke (“Ringo”) .
Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard and Pollstar highly rated show is entering its 15th year in production with over 2500 performances listed to their credit. Their client list includes the nation’s top casinos, performing arts centers, music halls and corporate clients. Performing up to 150 shows a year, this highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. They have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning News and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, and television and radio shows as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. The cast now has three successful projects including “A Symphony For The Devil”, “Gimme Abbey” and “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown”.
The string quartet: Senior Eli Ablow Measelle, juniors Joanne Wang and Nate Tavakolian and sophomore Miranda Newman will join the bands for the songs “Eleanor Rigby”, “Yesterday”, “A Day in the Life”, “Hello Goodbye”, “Hey Jude”, “As Tears Go By” and “Ruby Tuesday”. Quartet members belong to prestigious area ensembles including, the Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra and Symphony, the Oregon All-State Orchestra, the Oregon Mozart Players Competition and the Ambassador Musicians Program and Community Music Institute.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.