The Musical Showdown is coming to
TPAC on Sat., Sept. 26 - 7:30 pm
BEATLES vs. STONES
On sale NOW!!!!
Show website: www.Beatles-vs-Stones.com
Beatles vs. Stones show to perform at
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Full COVID protocol and social distanced seating in place
TOPEKA, KS (07/08/20) The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who’s better? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down - a musical 'showdown' if you will - at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26 courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show.
Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country's top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.
Where did the idea for the show come from?
“Music fans never had a chance to see the Beatles and the Rolling Stones perform on the same marquee,” said Chris Legrand, who plays “Mick Jagger” in the show.
“Now, music aficionados can watch this debate play out on stage.”
The Topeka show is part of a 110 stop tour of the U.S., Australia and Canada and has been touring since 2011.The show also performs long term residencies for a number of the Harrah’s Casino properties. The production includes some of the more popular songs from the two rock pioneers and covers the scope of their musical careers, although the set list for Satisfaction usually includes Rolling Stones songs up to the 1980s.
"They certainly have more pop songs but we're a really great live show. The fans are in for an incredible night of music!" says LeGrand.
During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an all-out encore involving both bands. The band members have their outfits custom-made, since avid fans know exactly what the Beatles and Stones wore onstage during different time periods in their careers. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands as well.
“Without Beatlemania, the Stones might still be a cover band in London,” said Chris Overall, who plays "Paul".
“There’s no question that the Beatles set the standard.”
The audience naturally enjoys top shelf tributes to two legendary bands in the same evening. Like The Idaho Statesman said: "If you see only one tribute show, see this one...smart and loads of fun."
“It’s just a fun time and a cool back-and-forth nonstop show,” Overall said.
“We’re going to bring it all. It’s going to be an evening of high-energy music,” said Legrand.
Calendar: The two greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time face off as the Topeka Performing Arts Center hosts tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits.
Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Topeka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $44/$54/$64 and may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 12 Noon – 2 pm and 4 -6 pm and one hour before shows. TPAC and the Box Office are located at 214 SE 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603. The venue phone number is 785.234.2787. The show is appropriate for all ages. TPAC has full COVID protocols and social distanced seating in place.
Covid 19 and Your Safety
In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests not attend events at TPAC:
-Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
-Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 72 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared;
-Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days; and
-Guests who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days.
*All patrons entering the venue for an event that are will be required to wear a facial covering or mask and keep it on at all times while in the venue. This policy will be in place until further notice.
*All patrons are asked to respect social distancing (6 feet or more) whenever possible.
*All patrons are asked to minimize gathering in large social clusters when not seated in your designated seating area.
Wash hands frequently and apply hand sanitizer when available.