Rock Stars Add to 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 new dates for their 2019 tour that celebrates the landmark LP. It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – 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, which begins September 21, initially listed 17 dates when it was announced on June 5. It has since swelled to 26 shows. The Musical Director is Joey Curatolo, who serves in the same capacity for Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.

The initial announcement noted 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 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

Sep 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Golden Nugget
Sep 24 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sep 25 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Au-Rene Theater
Sep 28 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
Sep 29 – Danville, KY – Norton Center
Oct 01 – St. Charles, IL – Arcadia Theater
Oct 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Oct 03 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Perf. Arts
Oct 05 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
Oct 06 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center For The Arts
Oct 07 – Orono, ME – Collins Center For The Arts
Oct 08 – 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 19 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
Oct 20 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

Dec 04 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
Dec 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Dec 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Westgate Las Vegas Casino & Resort
Dec 08 – El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia
Dec 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec 13 – Reno, NV – GSR Grand
Dec 15 – Jackson, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino

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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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  2. Zen Archer
    #2 Zen Archer 19 September, 2019, 23:49

    Todd Rundgren has always respected and admired the Beatles and their music. He paid tribute by reproducing two Beatles songs on his Faithful album, constructed an entire Beatlesque album (Deface the Music) based on the ‘Beatles sound’ and hooks, travelled for years with Ringo Starr, and performed a stellar live version of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ with Joe Jackson and Ethyl. Todd Rundgren is an amazing musician, vocalist, and producer/ tekkie. He is worthy of performing this material; the heart and soul is there.
    As far as the Rundgren/Lennon ‘thing’; let’s just say they both could be a-holes particularly at that time and particularly with alcohol involved.

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