Beatles Tribute Band Invades Muskegon

Muskegon Red Cross, Beatles Tribute Band Event

The American Red Cross is pleased to welcome 1964: The Tribute to Muskegon on Friday, February 15, 2013. The world’s best Beatles tribute band will take their audience on a fantastic trip back to the era of the rock legends who will live in our hearts forever. This trip down memory lane (or is it Penny Lane?) will start at 8:00 p.m. at the Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon.

Tickets are available at the Frauenthal Box Office or by telephone at 1-800-585-3737 or any Star Tickets Outlet or online at www.startickets.com. Tickets are $29.50.

Rolling Stone Magazine has named 1964 The Tribute, the “Number One Beatles Tribute Show on Earth”. The bands portrayal is so musically and visually accurate, that even Alistair Taylor, the former President of Apple Records stated, “the resemblance was uncanny, it sent shivers down my spine. It was just like the boys. Never have I seen another group go to such detail…born again Beatles.”

“This amazing restoration of the original Beatles live show will satisfy music lovers of all ages, as 1964 recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hair styles and onstage banter”, said Tim Lipan, Executive Director of the American Red Cross. “When the lights go down, they don’t just sound like the Beatles, they become the Beatles.”

Years of researching the Fab Four have made 1964: The Tribute, masters of their craft. Beatle boots, vintage costumes and equipment, onstage mannerisms and speaking voices, and the unmistakable harmonies of the Beatles make for the most accurate and fun Beatles tribute ever. 1964 The Tribute showcases songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, ”Eight Days a Week”, and “Help.”

The band formed in 1982 consists of Graham alexander as Paul McCartney, Mark Benson as John Lennon, Tom Work as George Harrison and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr. They have played for more than 2,900 different audiences, recreating the magic of the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the Cavern in Liverpool.

1964 has been featured on scores of television and radio programs throughout the years including Entertainment Tonight, CNN, the USA Network, and PBS. They consistently travel and sell out major concert venues around the world. They have sold out Carnegie Hall in New York City a record 7 times. In addition, Dick Clark said “The performance, professionalism and musicianship makes the illusion complete. 1964 The Tribute creates magic!”

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the local American Red Cross, which is dedicated to helping families and communities be safer at home and around the world. A humanitarian organization, the local American Red Cross Chapter annually mobilizes relief to more than 100 disasters, usually house fires, and is the primary supplier of blood and blood products to area hospitals. The American Red Cross also trains people in vital lifesaving skills, transmits nearly 200 emergency messages between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, and provides over 18,000 rides to senior citizens to doctor’s appointments. It does this through the help of 2316 volunteers who give over 60,000 hours of service annually.

For more information, please call the American Red Cross at 231-726-3555.

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