Posted on 4/2/2012
RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles return to Nashville, TN for six straight shows May 1st – May 6th at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Andrew Jackson Hall) on their US tour. Below is the press release on this successful touring Broadway production. Tickets are now on sale and are going fast. Get your tickets now!
NASHVILLE – Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Nashville for eight performances May 1 through May 6 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.
As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
“More than a tribute, RAIN tells stories and takes us on a journey with a fresh, energetic approach. Scenes from the 1960s and 70s – historic television clips, period commercials, and lighting effects – are projected on giant screens. You literally feel that you have stepped back into time,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s President and CEO. “These highly talented musicians don’t just perform 31 Beatles songs; they take on the roles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. It’s a multi-media experience that will make you feel like you have been to a Beatles concert – and just wait until you hear While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
“A performance of RAIN is a trip in a time machine. The band captures the essence of The Beatles,” said Nashville’s own Richard Courtney, co-author of Come Together: The Business Wisdom of The Beatles; author of I Never Saw a Beatle; and founder and producer of the Nashville Fab Four Festival. “Even the staunchest fan has questioned how a band composed of four lads from Liverpool, England, transcended humanity to emerge as musical immortals. RAIN provides the answers with the energy, talent, stage presence, and of course the music – it’s all about the music as John always said. If you have heard of The Beatles and never quite understood it, see this. If you think you know everything there is to know about The Beatles, see this. If you are anywhere in between, see this.”
“The audience is enraptured. They get a chance to sing along, twist and shout!”
–The New York Times
“Just turn off your mind, relax and float downstream for a quick fix of nostalgic cheer!”
– Entertainment Weekly
“A two-hour homage to pop music’s most brilliant gem.”
– Los Angeles Times
“On their feet, with arms raised high above their heads, all in the audience were swaying and singing along in blissed-out, nostalgia-powered unison!
– Chicago Sun-Times
“The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!”
– Chicago Tribune
“RAIN creates musical nirvana… makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia… Boomer Heaven!”
– Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tickets for RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles are on sale now and available at the TPAC box office (505 Deaderick Street), by visiting www.tpac.org, or by calling (615) 782-4040.
For more information about RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles, visit www.raintribute.com. Become a fan of RAIN on Facebook and follow RAIN on Twitter @raintribute
CURRENT U.S. Tour
4/11/12-4/14/12 Boston, MA
4/17/12 Bethlehem, PA
4/24/12-4/29/12 Dallas, TX
5/7/12 Fayetteville, AR
5/8/12 Springfield, MO
5/10/12-5/12/12 Tempe, AZ
5/13/12 Farmington, NM
5/15/12-5/16/12 Des Moines, IA
5/17/12 Wausau, WI
5/18/12-5/19/12 Appleton, WI
5/20/12 Cincinnati, OH
6/19/12-6/20/12 Kansas City, MO
6/22/12-6/23/12 Vienna, VA
6/24/12 Baltimore, MD
6/26/12-7/1/12 Chicago, IL
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