Cheap Trick to Perform Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Live at Las Vegas Hilton
June 12, 2009 by VegasNews.com
“Sgt. Pepper Live,” featuring Cheap Trick, will be presented at the Las Vegas Hilton September 13-15, 17-19 and 21-23.
Pictured above: Rick Nielsen, lead guitar, backing vocals; Robin Zander, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Tom Petersson, electric bass, backing vocals; and Bun E. Carlos, drums, percussion.
The performances, with special musical guests to be announced, will feature a full symphony orchestra, audio production by Geoff Emerick and set design by Rene Lagler.
“One of America’s greatest bands ever, doing their live interpretation of this classic rock album, an album nobody believed could be performed outside the recording studio, sets a new standard for rock and entertainment in Las Vegas,” said Ken Ciancimino, executive vice president of the Las Vegas Hilton.
“We are going to make rock ‘n’ roll history by incorporating this legendary American rock group with the music of the Beatles,” said Bill Edwards, producer. “This is a groundbreaking performance that everyone said couldn’t be done live, but Cheap Trick has perfected it.”
In contrast to other shows in Las Vegas, tickets will be priced affordably, starting at $65. Previous performances of “Sgt. Pepper Live” featuring Cheap Trick drew tens of thousands of fans for sold-out performances in Los Angeles, selling more than 53,000 tickets.
Best known for their classic singles, “I Want You To Want Me” and “Surrender,” American power-pop progenitors Cheap Trick recorded the album, All Shook Up in 1980 with Sir George Martin and Geoff Emerick, producer and engineer of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Emerick will continue to be in charge of the audio production for “Sgt. Pepper Live.” He received Grammy Awards for the engineering of Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.
The special engagement will be performed in the legendary Hilton Theater, home to Elvis Presley (who entertained for 837 consecutive performances) and superstar Barry Manilow.
Tickets for “Sgt. Pepper Live” featuring Cheap Trick, Sept.13-15, 17-19 and 21-23 (all at 8 p.m.) are priced at $65, $80 and $95. All ticket prices exclude tax and fees and can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office or by logging onto www.lvhilton.com, www.vegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Tickets are on sale Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m.
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