Thursday, May 6, 2010
Gelbaum Recruited By Sgt. Pepper
Dennis Gelbaum, CEO of ramp it up entertainment, has been recruited by Sgt. Pepper to assist in the development and implementation of live event promotions and premium seating ticket sales strategy for Sgt. Pepper Live Featuring Cheap Trick. (For tickets check out www.sgtpepperlivetickets.com)
“Sgt. Pepper Live” featuring Cheap Trick, a dazzling musical experience featuring world-famous rock stars, the Sgt. Pepper Symphony Orchestra and a live interpretation of one of the most beloved rock albums in history, will take the stage for a limited engagement beginning June 11 at the Paris Las Vegas Theatre.
A Bill Edwards Presents Inc. production, tickets for “Sgt. Pepper Live” featuring Cheap Trick are now on sale. Show dates now on sale include June 11 – 12, June 15-16, June 18-19, June 22-23, June 25-26, and June 29-30, with future dates to be announced. Showtime is 8 p.m.
A celebration of The Beatles’ influential album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the show is an energetic performance that features an orchestra and a captivating experience of light and sound as Cheap Trick perform the entire album live as well as select Cheap Trick songs that lend themselves to orchestral arrangements. At the helm of the production is Geoff Emerick, the renowned engineer of the classic 1967 album. Never performed in its entirety by The Beatles due to the complex studio technology of the day that was employed in the making of the album, “Sgt. Pepper Live” allows Cheap Trick to incorporate their brand of power pop into the classic songs while paying tribute to music legends in an unforgettable musical experience.
Cheap Trick is best known for its classic singles, “I Want You To Want Me” and “Surrender.” The American power-pop progenitors recorded the album All Shook Up in 1980 with Sir George Martin and Geoff Emerick, producer and engineer of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Emerick will continue to oversee the audio production for “Sgt. Pepper Live.” He received Grammy Awards for the engineering of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.
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More about Cheap Trick:
CHEAP TRICK may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they've been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as I Want You to Want Me, Surrender, and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, The Flame, CHEAP TRICK are a musical institution. Anyone familiar with Comedy Centrals The Colbert Report will note that CHEAP TRICK wrote and performed the theme song.
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry. CHEAP TRICK were featured in the John Varvatos Spring 2008 ad campaign.