Todd Rundgren is leading an impressive cast of musicians for a tribute tour to celebrate The Beatles' White Album.
Billed as "It was 50 years ago today," the band's lineup also features Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago), and Joey Molland (Badfinger). The North American tour started in September and wraps up later this month. This week, the band added another round of tour dates, running from November through December.
The band will perform songs from the iconic album, in addition to hit tunes by each musician. Interestingly enough, the album was actually released 51 years ago, in November 1968, and, "It was twenty years ago today" is a lyric from 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Regardless, the White Album is universally considered to be a masterpiece, with over 90 minutes of incredible music that pushed the envelope on songwriting and production techniques. These should be crowd-pleasing concerts for fans of The Beatles, classic rock, and these musicians.
While the lineup may seem random, many of the performers have ties to the Beatles, as a Rolling Stone article succinctly put it:
Badfinger was the first band the Beatles signed to their label Apple in 1968 and members of the group played on the sessions for John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. The group also performed at the Concert For Bangladesh alongside Harrison and Ringo Starr. Todd Rundgren, meanwhile, has been a mainstay in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band going all the way back to 1989 and as recently as 2017. Micky Dolenz befriended the Beatles during his days in the Monkees and was in Abbey Road studios when they recorded Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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