I'd Love To Turn You On
A Rock-Orchestrated Performance of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour at 50
Featuring the Shabby Road Orchestra
Friday/Saturday, March 23 & 24
Dinner - 6pm
Show - 8pm
There are few albums as universally beloved or influential as the Beatles’ two 1967 masterpieces: Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The band reached its creative peak with these albums, utilizing strings, horns, sound effects, animal sounds, and even a calliope. Though the albums contain some of the band’s most memorable compositions, they are extremely challenging musically, which is why they are rarely performed live. The Beatles themselves never performed the music live.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the music, in 2017, the Shabby Road Orchestra, an ensemble of talented Twin Cities club veterans from bands such as the Honeydogs, Greazy Meal, the New Standards holiday show and the popular annual David Bowie tribute at First Ave banded together to take on this one-of-a-kind project. The resulting performances have sold out venues in Rochester and the popular Minneapolis nightclub, Icehouse.
Come hear the largest performance of the group in the Twin Cities yet, a fifteen piece rock orchestra complete with the Laurels String Quartet, horns and woodwinds, as they perform both albums note for note in their entirety including "I Am the Walrus," "Penny Lane," "Strawberry Fields Forever" and the unforgettable "A Day in the Life.” It will be a night of music you will not forget.