“Best Beatles Tribute Band on Earth” Celebrates Fab Four’s 50th Anniversary
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2013) – If you remember back to 1964, an historical moment happened when Ed Sullivan brought The Beatles to his “Really Big Shew” in New York City and to the Napoleon Ballroom of the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. It was the U.S. debut of the The Beatles, introduced as “Great Britain’s cultural gift to America,“ who went on to become one of the biggest and most influential music groups in history.
On Friday, March 7, there will be a celebration of sorts of the 50th anniversary of that moment: “1964”…The Tribute, described as “the Best Beatles Tribute on Earth” by Rolling Stone, will perform on The Mahaffey stage at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $37.50 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 16 at noon.
“1964”…The Tribute once again dazzles a whole new generation of fans while staying true to the memories many have held dear for more than 40 years. For more than 29 years, the group has successfully re-created the concert experience of The Beatles from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era – from wardrobe to hairstyles, Liverpool accents, singing nuances and vintage instruments.
Artists are Mark Benson as John Lennon, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney, Tom Work as George Harrison and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr whose song list might include those on the original live show: “She Loves You,” “This Boy,” “All My Loving,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “From Me To You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
Critics and fans internationally have hailed “1964”…The Tribute as the most authentic Beatles tribute in the world. The band has toured around the world at major concert venues such as Red Rocks in Denver, Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, Shea Stadium, The Philharmonic in Liverpool. Notably, “1964” has performed a dozen times at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Tickets are $37.50, $42.50 and $47.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Groups of 10 or more can save 10 percent. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.892.5716.
Box Office hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renown museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.