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It has been 43 years since The Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Although the band had quit touring before recording the legendary album, Cheap Trick picks up the slack by scheduling several “Pepper” dates in Vegas.

Who else but Cheap Trick could perform Sgt. Pepper … in its entirety? For almost as long as the band has been around, its driving power-pop / rock sound coupled with incredible live performances have often drawn comparisons to the Fab Four. Cheap Trick performed Sgt. Pepper ... in 2007 at the Hollywood Bowl in an evening that left fans screaming for more and leading to the band’s 2009 “Sgt. Pepper Live” run in Las Vegas.


Now Cheap Trick brings Sgt. Pepper … back to Sin City as it plays Paris Las Vegas beginning in June marking the 43rd anniversary of the historic album’s release. Original Sgt. Pepper ... engineer Geoff Emerick will supervise the audio production as the band plays on a stage featuring sets depicting the era of Beatlemania designed by Emmy-award winning production designer René Lagler.

“We have created an energetic and spectacular interpretation of an album that was absolutely groundbreaking when it was released 43 years ago,” “Sgt. Pepper Live” producer Bill Edwards said. “These songs are known and loved by millions of people and Cheap Trick has captured the essence of Sgt. Pepper … in their unique style and recreated one of the most beloved and timeless musical works of modern times.”

“Sgt. Pepper Live” also includes an orchestra and an authentic Indian sitar band. June dates are 11-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26 and 29-30 and July engagements are scheduled for 20-21, 23-24, 27-28 and 30-31.


--Jay Smith

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I have seen the band "Abbey Road Live" perform the albums Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road in their respective 40 anniversaries. Full on gig with horns, strings and sitar, really talented guys that are not just a look alike band and all for $15 a gig, not bad at all. If you have the opportinity.


By the way I saw Tom Petersson at a small gig the other night.

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