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Reply #105 - Jul 28th, 2006 at 11:45pm
 
Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom
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Reply #106 - Jul 29th, 2006 at 2:46am
 
Oh, yeah--that's always General Admission.  It's a really cool venue, but you might get pushed around a bit if there's a big crowd.  That's the same place Billy Idol is playing next week.  The Romantics played that building in the mid-'80's, but they have reconfigured the ballroom since then.  It's nicer and cleaner now.  They have 2 different concert halls--one holds about 600 and the other is about 2500.  They wait to see how many tickets are sold before they decide which stage to use.  It's a pretty good system.
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Reply #107 - Jul 29th, 2006 at 8:12am
 
Saw 1964 the tribute back on July 6th at Meadowbrook. These guys sound so much like the Beatles it's scary. They somewhat resemble the Beatles as well. They use the same vintage equipment and dress like the Beatles did. The original George and Ringo who were in the band when they first started over 20 years ago are back in the band and it is a definite upgrade to their live performance. The other guys were good, but these guys really nail the vocals and this George's guitar playing is flawless. The thing is, the Beatles themselves never played many of these songs  as good live as these guys do. Every harmony is perfect, such as on Paperback Writer. If you ever heard any live bootlegs of the Beatles from the 66 tour when they were doing this song, you know that the Beatles weren't even trying to play good live shows anymore at this point. They were tired of touring and smoking too much weed. 1964 the tribute performs these songs perfectly, and also do many songs that the Beatles never played live. If you are a Beatles fan, you will love these guys. Know ahead of time that they only perform material up to the Revolver album. I'll be going in a couple of weeks to see "Get Back:the cast of Beatlmania. They cover the Beatles entire career and do some pretty amazing versions of songs Like "I Am The Walrus" and "Strawberry Fields". This is also a very worthwhile show for Beatles fans.
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Reply #108 - Jul 29th, 2006 at 9:40am
 
For anyone in the Orlando area, Pete Best will be doing a meet and greet at The Hard Rock Hotel on the 29th of July.
I happened to be there on Thursday for the Flock of Seagulls concert and saw that posted.  Nothing really too much to tell about that one.  There were only 2 songs that I recognized!  Not too many people there.  Mostly everyone was there for the all inclusive food and drinks!  Which were  very interesting!  A new bottled beverage by the Anheiser Busch company called Peels caught my attention!  The blueberry pomogranite was excellent!  And might I add, very healthy for you! Smiley
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Reply #109 - Jul 29th, 2006 at 3:49pm
 
seen the romantics last friday.
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Reply #110 - Jul 30th, 2006 at 9:56pm
 
Went to Warped Tour on Saturday. Didn't see too many bands because it was just too hot to stand in the sun. Did see Saves The Day and they were cool. I just stayed most of the day at the Weakend's merchandise table inside of Comerica park. The Weakend played a super tight set and had a way bigger crowd than the earlier bands on the same stage. The crowd sang along on a couple of songs so it was obvious that there were a lot of fans who made a point of seeing them. The crowd was even calling for an encore but the tight schedule would just not allow it. The band's merchandise (T shirts and CDs) was selling at a steady pace all day and they ended up selling about 1300 bucks worth of stuff. It was a worthwhile day despite the extreme heat.
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Reply #111 - Aug 5th, 2006 at 11:57am
 
Thanks for the review of 1964,Oldfriend.I received my tickets today to see them here in New York on Oct.22nd,and I can't wait!!!!!!
I'm pulling double-duty that weekend.The night before the 1964 show I am going to see the package tour that I see every year of Tommy James And The Shondells,The Turtles and The Grass Roots.Hope I'm up for it!!!
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Reply #112 - Aug 14th, 2006 at 2:10am
 
Went to see "Get Back-The Cast Of Beatlemania" last night at Meadowbrook. While I still think that 1964 The Tribute does the early Beatles material better than anyone, Get Back still does an excellent job on the early material including one of my favorite Lennon tunes ever, Norwegian Wood. That's one tune that I have never seen 1964 perform, so seeing Get Back do such an excellent job on this song was a real treat. What is really outstanding though, is what Get Back Does when they come back from the intermission. They come out in the Sgt Pepper outfits and now have mustaches and the Lennon character has those round Lennon glasses on, and the visuals alone will give you chills, because all of these guys, especially the George character, have a striking resemblence to the Beatle they are playing. But the music is the thing. They perform flawless versions of songs like "Strawberry Fields", "I Am The Walrus", "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Lady Madonna", "Hey Jude", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Get Back", "Come Together"(this one in particular was dead on, with the Lennon character now sporting shoulder length hair and a white suit), "Birthday", "Revolution", "Back In The USSR", "Something" (the George character's voice sounds EXACTLY like George), "Here Comes The Sun", "The Ballad Of John And Yoko", "All You Need Is Love", and a couple of others. If you are a Beatles fan, this is another show that you can't go wrong with.
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Reply #113 - Aug 14th, 2006 at 5:42am
 
Have you heard about the new Cirque De Soleil in LV?  It's called Love and celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles.

"Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté, LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience.

LOVE evokes the exuberant and irreverent spirit of The Beatles, as interpreted through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists.  Using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin have created a unique soundscape of The Beatles music for LOVE. The custom-built theatre at The Mirage features 360° seating, panoramic video projections and surround sound which will envelop the audience, who will experience The Beatles music like never before... "

THE RED CARPET

The excitement was building as the first few celebrities stepped onto the red carpet. Familiar faces including Deborah Harry (Blondie), Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos), Billy Crystal and Lauren Hutton hastened their way into The Mirage … for this night they were there simply as fans.

Giles Martin, son of Sir George Martin, stopped by for a quick comment: "I'm very excited by everything. It's great to be here. I'm delighted. I'd love to talk to you more but I have to go and look for my dad."

Then all of the sudden, amidst a deafening roar, the evening sky lit up like fireworks in a frenzy of flashes as Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison made their way between the velvet ropes.

John Lennon's widow was the first to appear. Friendly and relaxed, she walked slowly and calmly, stopping and answering questions at length. Olivia Harrison followed escorted by her son and Guy Laliberté, who had these few words to share: "I love to have a good time, you know, and tonight is an emotional time for me because it's the culmination of a dream that I shared with one of The Beatles, and today it's coming true, so I'm very happy. George isn't here tonight but seeing Olivia and The Beatles pay tribute to that dream touches me greatly."

Cynthia and Julian Lennon were next to make their way past the thousands of photographers' lenses. "It's a coming together of all the families, as we hadn't seen each other in so many years." said Julian before they both disappeared into the theatre.

Things heated up when Sir Paul stepped onto the red carpet as photographers and reporters did their best to get as close as possible, squeezing so hard the security ropes fell over! "Paul! Paaaul! Paaaaaul!" He did his best to accommodate the overwhelming crowd and stopped for a few questions before disappearing into the theatre.

Gilles Ste-Croix, Director of Creation, moved towards the crowd to say a few words: "Tonight we celebrate! Tonight we'll return to Savile Row as we discovered it when we went there two and a half years ago. This show is called LOVE, with good reason: the entire project radiated love, every step of the way!"

Creators and artists from the show also walked down the red carpet. Alongside Gilles were spotted Dominic Champagne, Show Concept Writer and Director, Chantal Tremblay, Associate Director of Creation, Jean Rabasse, Theatre and Set Designer and many others.

You could feel the frenzy heating up one last time as Ringo made his appearance; however the legendary drummer had to go by quickly as the show was about to begin. But he kept his promise to come back to the red carpet to give his impressions after the show:

"I loved the show and I loved the music! I think the show is really exciting. I thought the effects, the people doing their stuff, the projections were great, too much, really! I thought it was very emotional; who knew a few years ago when The Beatles were just chatting to each other making those records that we could put it to such great use. And it was emotional because two of us aren't there. Overall, it's a festival of love. Peace and love."

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Reply #114 - Aug 14th, 2006 at 5:43am
 
Continued......

THE SHOW

Before the show, Guy Laliberté took a few minutes to relate how sad he was that George (Harrison) wasn't able to see the outcome of the project they had begun together but added that he was certain that George was with them. Scott Sibella, president of The Mirage, then got up and dedicated the evening's performance to two very special guests, Siegfried and Roy.

After a very warm round of applause the show got under way. From the very first note, LOVE had everyone going down memory lane. And if you could manage to tear yourself away from the action on stage, you would have caught a glimpse of Sir Paul singing or Ringo air-drumming along to the music that Sir George Martin and his son Giles so deftly remixed.

At the finale, the crowd erupted in applause and Mr. McCartney and Mr. Starr, joined by Ms. Ono, Ms. Harrison, George Martin, Giles Martin and the show's director, Dominic Champagne, took a victory lap around the stage. Mr. McCartney called out to the crowd, "Just one special round of applause for John and George."

Backstage, after the show
After the show, everyone headed to the training room to greet the artists. Sir Paul spoke to the performers, saying "Good night everybody, you're all great… I used to wear some of those clothes. It's fantastic, it just gets better and better, it's just beautiful, the energy is fantastic and the love you're putting into it and the skill, beautiful, thank you very much! I don't think we can say thank you enough. Thank you!"

A family photo was taken, with wide smiles and more than a few peace signs to be seen. Then some of the artists got to pose with their heroes one on one and get a few autographs. It was truly a magical evening… and it wasn't over yet!

Comments from backstage
"I thought it was beautiful. It was fantastic." Yoko Ono

"I am very happy, it went well. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were seated behind me and they had a blast the whole time. It really makes you feel good inside. And the big reunion at the end with Paul, Ringo, Yoko, Olivia and the Martins, it was like a dream to find myself in the middle of that. A magical moment that was completely unexpected." Dominic Champagne, Show Concept Writer and Director

"Something extraordinary happened at the end of the performance. At the second encore, Dominic and I brought Ringo, Paul, Olivia and Yoko onto the stage. Everyone was yelling, the artists too, and the distinctions between the artists and the audience disappeared." Gilles Ste-Croix, Show Concept and Director of Creation

"At the end it was fantastic. The Beatles went up onstage and dedicated the show in their own way to George and John. Then they came to see the artists. It's super to have them with us today. It's a special and unique occasion." Chantal Tremblay, Associate Director of Creation

"I am relieved and very, very, very happy. It was a great night. Seeing Olivia, Yoko, Paul and Ringo on the stage together, that was wild. It was really a spectacular night and it is the culmination of two and a half years of intense, difficult but wonderful work, and once again, I am very happy." Jean Rabasse, Theatre and Set Designer
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Reply #115 - Aug 16th, 2006 at 10:18pm
 
I went to see Gary Numan Sunday night and couldn't get in!  It was sold out!  And I called the venue about 2 hours before showtime to confirm that they still had tickets!  I know I could've gotten advance tickets, but what are the chances of a Sunday night sellout on an old washed-up half-man/half-robot one-hit wonder that has never had a hit record since 1982?  That was a bummer....he doesn't tour through here often.....I think it's been 23 years since he was last here.     Embarrassed
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Reply #116 - Sep 7th, 2006 at 2:36am
 
Add 2 more Romantics shows to my list of shows this year! Smiley
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Reply #117 - Oct 9th, 2006 at 1:07pm
 
Went to the Seattle Little Stevens Rolling Rock and Roll show and saw (in order);

The Zack Static Sect (local band), The Charms, The Shadows of Knight, The Romantics, The Earaches (local band)

The first 4 were great.  The last band was just that, an earache

It was a small venue thus you were able to get up close to the action.  We were able to meet Jimy Sohns of The Shadows of Knight and all 4 from our favorite band...The Romantics plus a few more folks "attached" to the band Smiley  We were able to chat with everyone for some time as well.  They were great to chat with.  Even though this was the first time we had meet the guys in person,  the best way to describe things is it was like sitting down with old friends and catching up.  Thanks for a great time and awesome show.   Cool
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Reply #118 - Oct 9th, 2006 at 7:54pm
 
Pac-Man, glad you finally made it.  Looks like the Romantics got promoted to headline status!  You are absolutely right about the band members--they are really easy to talk to even the first time you meet them.  It is like catching up with old friends because we go back so far and have lots to talk about.
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Reply #119 - May 9th, 2007 at 9:59pm
 
Went to see Michael Penn last night at The Ark in Ann Arbor. What a talented guy. It was great to see him in such a small room. We saw him the last time he played The Ark about 20 months back. Again, we were right next to the stage, no more than 10 feet away from him. What an amazing catalogue of great songs he has and what a nice guy. I picked up both of his new cds and he signed them both and posed for a picture with me and my son Jeff. One of his new cds is a "best of" which has familiar hits, some alternate versions, and demos. The other cd is a rerelease of Mr Hollywood Jr which is now a double cd with a lot of live tracks. If you are a Michael Penn fan, you need these discs.
The night started like it did the last time we saw him at The Ark, which was next door at Connor O'Nieil's irish pub with shepard's pie, irish stew, and some Guiness and Boddington's. It was a great night of food and music.
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