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    The Beatles White Album 50th Anniversary Tour

    Anyone going to this peculiar tour?

    From Rolling Stone:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...um-tour-844653

    Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross and Todd Rundgren are teaming up with former Chicago singer Jason Scheff and Badfinger guitarist Joey Molland for the It Was 50 Years Ago Today tour celebrating the Beatles White Album. (Let’s just ignore the fact that the album came out 51 years ago.) The show will mix in their own hits along with songs from the White Album.

    The fine print on the tour poster reads “not affiliated or endorsed by the Beatles individually or collectively,” but many of the artists on the bill do have Beatle connections. Badfinger was the first band the Beatles signed to their label Apple in 1968 and members of the group played on the sessions for John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. The group also performed at the Concert For Bangladesh alongside Harrison and Ringo Starr. Todd Rundgren, meanwhile, has been a mainstay in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band going all the way back to 1989 and as recently as 2017. Micky Dolenz befriended the Beatles during his days in the Monkees and was in Abbey Road studios when they recorded Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.

    They haven’t announced which non-Beatles songs they’re going to play at the show, but if they stick to their signature tunes expect Christopher Cross to break out “Sailing,” Ride Like The Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best You Can Do),” Todd Rundgren to revive “Bang the Drum All Day,” “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw The Light” and Micky Dolenz to do “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m a Believer” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.” Jason Scheff replaced Peter Cetera in Chicago and didn’t sing many hits during his long tenure in the group, but he’s sang classics like “25 or 6 to 4″ and “If You Leave Me Now” thousands of time in concert and likely will do them again on this tour. Joey Molland didn’t sing lead in Badfinger, but that probably won’t stop him from playing “Baby Blue,” “Day After Day” and “Come and Get It.”

    Sept 21 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Golden Nugget
    Sept 28 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
    Sept 29 – Danville, KY @ Norton Center
    Oct 1 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
    Oct 2 – Milwaukee, WI -@ Pabst Theater
    Oct 5 – Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater
    Oct 6 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center For The Arts
    Oct 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center For The Arts
    Oct 8 – Ridgefield, CT @Ridgefield Playhouse
    Oct 10 – Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theater
    Oct 11 – Boston, MA @ Berklee PAC
    Oct 12 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre @ Westbury
    Oct 13 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo PAC
    Oct 15 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
    Oct 17 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater
    Oct 18 – New London, CT @ Garde Arts Center
    Oct 20 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre

    (Edit: Jason Scheff has posted "New dates are gonna be added too.")

    Last edited by Dan Roth; 06-08-2019 at 09:52 AM.

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    They haven’t announced which non-Beatles songs they’re going to play at the show, but if they stick to their signature tunes expect Christopher Cross to break out “Sailing,” Ride Like The Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best You Can Do),” Todd Rundgren to revive “Bang the Drum All Day,” “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw The Light” and Micky Dolenz to do “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m a Believer” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.” Jason Scheff replaced Peter Cetera in Chicago and didn’t sing many hits during his long tenure in the group, but he’s sang classics like “25 or 6 to 4″ and “If You Leave Me Now” thousands of time in concert and likely will do them again on this tour. Joey Molland didn’t sing lead in Badfinger, but that probably won’t stop him from playing “Baby Blue,” “Day After Day” and “Come and Get It.”
    After all that, would there be time for any Beatles songs?

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    ^^^^^^^

    Personally, this is not especially appealing.

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    If I'm going to a 50 year Beatles' White Album retrospective, I have absolutely no interest in hearing Christopher Cross banalities or Dolenz crooning Monkees' tunes. If I'm Todd Rundgren, I am wondering why I signed on for this.
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    no thanks.

    Mickey Dolenz? Really?
    The White Zone is for loading and unloading only. If you got to load or unload go to the White Zone.

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    Christopher Cross is a compelling performer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    If I'm Todd Rundgren, I am wondering why I signed on for this.
    Beats another Cars tour impersonating Ric Ocasek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Beats another Cars tour impersonating Ric Ocasek.
    Yep. At least this one won't require prosthetic ears.

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    "Must miss!"
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    Maybe it's a bit of an overreaction, but seems like Todd can be kinduva of ho sometimes, prolly cuz I expect more from him. As for Dolenz, playing the Beatles will seem like old times.

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    I like Dolenz on a personal level, but he can't carry a tune.

    I would not be surprised if this tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
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    Yeah, Christopher Cross is really a puzzler, and he gets top bill? I might consider it but I already have 2 other concerts the same exact week, Rick Wakeman & Steve Hackett. If I had nothing better going on, perhaps I would buy a cheap seat.

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    Cross posted this picture of he and "old friend" Todd together this week:


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    I like all five of the original acts to varying degrees, but wow, what a truly bizarre amalgamation of musicians and concept this is. I quite like the 'he didn't sing the hits, but...' stuff concerning Scheff and Molland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Roth View Post
    Cross posted this picture of he and "old friend" Todd together this week
    Well, howzabout that. Somebody Todd looks good standing next to.
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    Grumble. All in the northeast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Grumble. All in the northeast.
    Jason Scheff has posted "New dates are gonna be added too.”

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    Gil Assayas is now added to the bill.
    Last edited by Man In The Mountain; 06-08-2019 at 08:17 PM.

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    Has the Lennon hologram committed yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Has the Lennon hologram committed yet?
    I think they got the Julian Lennon hologram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I think they got the Julian Lennon hologram.
    Yeah....get Dahni H & Sean L together with Ringo & Paul.....that would be a crazy visual.....It was startling to see Dahni at Georges Concert.....there was a comment by either Paul or Ringo that looking over at Dahni was like looking at George 40 years younger!.....
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    Throw in Jimmy Page, Bobby Plant, Jason Bonham, and JPJ whilst they're at it. It could work.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    It was startling to see Dahni at Georges Concert.....there was a comment by either Paul or Ringo that looking over at Dahni was like looking at George 40 years younger!.....
    Yep, it's pretty freaky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Yep, it's pretty freaky.
    Beatle genes are strong.


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