Rock Stars Set Beatles’ White Album Tribute Tour

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One year after the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ self-titled double album (aka The White Album), several classic rock greats have announced a tour to celebrate the landmark LP. Tour 2019 – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album features Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland of Badfinger and Jason Scheff of Chicago.

The tour, scheduled to begin September 21, currently lists 17 dates with additional shows to be announced. The Musical Director is Joey Curatolo, who serves in the same capacity for Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.

The June 5 announcement notes the artists will also perform their greatest hits. Tickets for some of the shows are available here(Other dates appear here.)

The promoter is the same one that organizes the popular Happy Together tour.

Rundgren founded and fronted Nazz, a quintessential 1960’s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career. He played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer on 1972’s Something/Anything?. His biggest hits include “I Saw the Li_ht” and “Hello It’s Me.”

Related: The inside story of the wild success of “Hello It’s Me”

Dolenz is best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop legends The Monkees. He sang lead on such hits as “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”

Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous 1979 debut album. The singles “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (from the 1981 film Arthur) reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Molland is best known as guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic rock legends Badfinger. He is the last surviving member from the band’s classic line-up.

Scheff is the longtime tenor lead vocalist of Rock Hall inductees Chicago. He joined the group in 1985 (replacing the vocalist/bass player Peter Cetera).

Tour 2019 – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album Dates

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 – Arcadia 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

(Additional shows to be announced soon.)

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  1. Mskirkga
    #1 Mskirkga 6 June, 2019, 10:29

    Not sure why Todd Rundgren would do this other than he still wants to be Lennon. John Lennon despised him.

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    • Wigg
      Wigg 9 June, 2019, 13:43

      Also have read many times todd and joey did not get along when Todd produced straight up..

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