If you missed Paul McCartney, one of the two living Beatles’ members, perform at Little Caesars Arena for his One on One tour in 2017, then you won’t want to miss Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Fox Theatre on March 22. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, the production will give crowds the chance to dive deep into the Beatles’ 1969 album, which includes timeless hits “Come Together,” “Something” and “Oh! Darlin.” Rain, a cover band whose career spans longer than that of the Beatles’ eight-year stint, has perfected its sound to match that, almost identically, of the Liverpool group that has the most multi-platinum certified albums, a record 33.
As part of the performance, Rain will recreate John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison’s 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show — the tribute band sport bowl cuts and skinny-ties alike. Rain even dons the iconic Sergeant Pepper suits throughout the night, in their bold sherbert-colored and feather adorned hats to match while performing the 1967 hit “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” Clips of archive concert footage, ’50s and ’60s advertisements, and psychedelic videos serve as the backdrop to a concert that relives the heydays of Beatlemania.
The recording sessions for Abbey Road, the eleventh studio album by the Beatles, was the last that all of the Fab Four members participated in before their disbandment in 1970. The album was met with instant success, as more than four million copies were sold within two months of its October release and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012, Abbey Road was listed at 14 of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Fifty years after its original release, the album is still being reproduced today.
March 22. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com
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