On Jan. 12, 2014, the representative of the look and soundalikes of The Beatles, Classical Mystery Tour (CMT), announced that their 2014 concert tour dates are available. The rep not only shared the band's concert schedule of "Paul, John, George and Ringo," but she also included some behind the scenes scoop and photos as well!
"We really make an effort to sound exactly like the originals. The orchestra score is exact, right down to every note and instrument that was on the original recording.
On 'Got to Get You Into My Life,' we have two tenor saxes and three trumpets. That's what it was written for, and that's what we use. Also, on 'A Day in the Life,' that final big orchestra crescendo sounds amazing when it’s played live." - Jim Owen (John Lennon), Founder of CMT
For those who do not know, The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960.
"Band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) The Beatles have had more number one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. As of 2014, they hold the record for the most (20) number one hits on the Hot 100 chart." - Wikipedia
The Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. One can hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged "I Am the Walrus."
- Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals
- Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals
- John Brosnan (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals
- Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals
"From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them, and they are totally live!" - CMT
"From the recent success of The Beatles Rock Band to the release of the re-mastered Beatles albums, the demand for Beatles material is greater than ever. Many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show. Classical Mystery Tour offers that live experience in the comfort of a concert hall.
Experience the excitement of Classical Mystery Tour coming to a city near you soon (the next one is in Lubbock, Texas)!" - CMT
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