Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Swiftel Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19. 

The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time engage in a musical showdown of the hits with renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Swiftel Center Ticket Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

All tickets are buy one, get one 50% off in an early promotion that starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday and ends at 10 p.m. Thursday. 

Tickets are $59, $49 and $39. This is a reserved seating show. There is a $5 discount on tickets for: kids ages 3-17; seniors ages 65 and up; and active military personnel. The show is appropriate for all ages. 

Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the county’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.

The Swiftel Center show is part of a 125-stop tour of the U.S., Australia and Canada and has been touring since 2011. The show also performs longterm 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.

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. 

For more information on Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown, visit www.swiftelcenter.com, call 692-7539 and follow www.facebook.com/swiftelcenter.

COURTESY OF: The Brookings Register

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