DeKALB – The debate between The Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago.
The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that The Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down – a musical “showdown” – at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Egyptian Theatre courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show.
Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning The Beatles’ career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.
The DeKalb show is part of a 125-stop tour of the U.S., Australia and Canada and has been touring since 2011. The show also performs long-term residencies for a number of the Harrah’s Casino properties. The production includes some of the more popular songs from the two rock pioneers and covers the scope of their musical careers, although the set list for Satisfaction usually includes Rolling Stones songs up to the 1980s.
During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an all-out encore involving both bands. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands, as well.
Tickets cost $35 to $55 and may be purchased by phone at 815-758-1225, at the theatre box office or online at www.egyptiantheatre.org. The show is appropriate for all ages.
The Egyptian Theatre is at 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.