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The White Album - 50th Anniversary Concert

When:

Sat 28 Jul 2018, 8:00pm
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 4:00pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Listed by: Ben Jackson

It’s one of the most successful Beatles events ever staged in Australia. After two sold-out tours in 2009 and 2014, Chris Cheney (The Living End), Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Tim Rogers (You Am I), and ARIA Award-winning solo artist Josh Pyke are reuniting for a 2018 tour in a nod to the 50th anniversary of this very special album.

Few records echo down through the years like the White Album.

Coming after India, but before the split, the White Album was the sound of John, Paul, George and Ringo throwing everything they’d learned into their musical blender. This major work bursts with variety, creativity, experimentation, and the genius of The Beatles during one of their most intense, fertile periods.

One of the 10 greatest albums of all time according to Rolling Stone it’s 30 songs veer from the populist stomp of Back in the U.S.S.R and the mind-bending Happiness is a Warm Gun to the melodious sorrow of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the ska pop fun of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and the hard rock prototype Helter Skelter.

Chris, Josh, Phil & Tim are backed by a 17-piece rock orchestra including guitars, strings, horns and two drummers with musical direction by Rex Goh.

The White Album songs will be performed in track order, starting with Back in the USSR and closing with Good Night. And for those in the know – yes, that includes Revolution 9.