Friday, October 27, 2017
Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL, 60120
Following the success of their 2016 U.S. debut tour, The Mersey Beatles, an all-Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band and the house band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, will perform their Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Show at The Hemmens Cultural Center.
The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary tribute band. The lads grew up as childhood and schoolmate friends, just like the Beatles! They are the official Beatles tribute band representing the City of Liverpool, and from 2002 to 2012, they were the resident tribute band at The Cavern Club, the nightclub in Liverpool, England, where The Beatles perfected their act before launching a global rock music revolution in the 1960s.
John Lennon’s sister and Director of the Cavern Club endorses the band and traveled with them on their 40-date U.S. debut tour in 2016. She says, “There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world, and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I have heard.”
Since 1999, the band has played sell-out shows in more than 20 countries, recreating the Beatles’ most popular hits. The show spans the Fab Four’s entire catalogue with four costume changes and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and charm. The Mersey Beatles recreate the Beatles’ sound and image with amazing accuracy using replica Hofner, Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars and VOX and Ludwig gear. This year, the band is celebrating 50 years of what is arguably the most iconic and influential album of all time – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!
To purchase tickets ($25, $35 & $55 VIP) call The Hemmens Box Office at 847.931.5900 or visit us online at www.hemmens.org. VIP tickets include premium seating, Mersey Beatles Free CD download, and a Meet & Greet with the band.
The Hemmens Cultural Center, located at the corner of Symphony Way and North Grove Avenue in Elgin, IL, is easily accessible from I-90. Parking is free.