THE BEATLES’ ABBEY ROAD LIVE Celebrating 50 years

In celebration of Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary, four of Australia’s favourite musicians and members of some of our most beloved bands, collectively known as ARC – Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I) and Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) – all self-confessed Beatles tragics, will faithfully and lovingly bring The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live to Perth. Played in full, from start to finish, it will then be followed by a second set comprising of a selection of hits spanning The Beatles’ catalogue.

The Australian tour opens at the Perth Concert Hall on Sunday, August 11. Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz), Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Brett Wolfenden (The Pictures, Jim Keays) and James Fleming (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).

Abbey Road – The Beatles’ swansong which is famed for its second half medley – is a stately, majestic, playful yet fiercely rocking masterpiece of pop music, regarded as one of the greatest records of all time. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band’s dissolution in April 1970, most of the album had been recorded before the Abbey Road sessions began.

Abbey Road spent 81 weeks on the UK albums chart, 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart and was certified 12-times platinum by the RIAA in 2001, selling in excess of 31 million copies.

The album’s iconic cover, which features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of popular music.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live hits Perth Concert Hall on Sunday, August 11. Tickets on sale 10am Monday, March 18 from www.livenation.com.au

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