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Shabby Road Orchestra

7:00 Doors Open
7:30 Music Begins

$25 GA advance
$35 GA day of show
$35 Premium reserved seating (advance only)
$120 Reserved table for 4 (advance only) SOLD OUT

The Shabby Road Orchestra is an orchestrated, 12-piece, ad-hoc Minneapolis rock collective, first organized in 2017, dedicated to intermittent shows recreating the iconic Beatles studio years albums note-for-note with original instruments and sound effects on the year of their 50th anniversary. The show is a celebration of the music, first and last, with no accents, wigs or impersonations.

Previous sold-out performances include 18- and 31-piece performances of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour in 2017, and 15-piece performances of The White Album in 2018.

September 26, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles final recording (if not release), Abbey Road. A delirious 17-song collage of immortal and enduring songwriting and studio rock production, it reunited the band with producer George Martin and with each other, repairing the wounds of the difficult Let it Be sessions (the album was tied up in post-production), and concluded with a spontaneous rooftop concert with keyboardist Billy Preston for lunch hour pedestrians in central London. It includes pop masterpieces (“Something”), show music (“Octopus's Garden," "Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”), soul (“Oh! Darling”), 8 minutes of the searing Delta blues (“I Want You/“She’s So Heavy’), and concludes with an 8-song, 15-minute medley that is the defining conclusion to the band’s remarkable career. Abbey Road has sold 7 million copies in the US and 31 million copies worldwide, and is known song-by-song to every person fan of the rock catalog.

To mark the anniversary, The Shabby Road Orchestra will play the album start to finish, including little-heard B-sides of 1969 (“The Ballad of John & Yoko,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Old Brown Shoe”, then return with a second set of deep cuts and standouts from the 1967 and 1968 albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album.

Members include:
Adam Levy (The Honeydogs; vocals and guitars)
John Eller (organizer of the annual First Ave. David Bowie tribute; vocal, piano, guitars)
Brandon Sampson (Six Mile Grove; vocals and guitars)
Joe Carey (vocals and guitars)
Ken Chastain (music engineer, percussionist for The New Standards and Semisonic; vocals and percussion)
John Fields (producer, Greazy Meal; bass)
Tom Scott (composer, musical director, keyboards and percussion)
Paul Scott (keyboards)
Dave Foley (woodwinds, horns)
Andy Nelson (woodwinds)
Jacqueline Ultan (cello)
John Sievers (horns)

Earlier Event: September 22
Introduction to Glass Mosaics
Later Event: October 12
Threshold Member & Friends Happy Hour