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All-star group bringing ‘White Album’ tribute to The Palace

Shirley McMarlin
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Singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren will join former Monkee Mickey Dolenz and other musicians for a tribute to the Beatles’ “White Album” Nov. 30 in Greensburg’s Palace Theatre. Here, Rundgren plays with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band in 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A group of veteran rockers will stop at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Nov. 30 to play a tribute to the Beatles’ “White Album.”

The “It Was 50 Years Ago Today” tour features Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross and former Monkee Mickey Dolenz, along with Jason Scheff (Chicago), and Joey Molland (Badfinger).

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org.

Limited Gold Circle seats will be available for $79.75, with other reserved seats at $59.75 and $69.75. Tickets will increase $5.25 on the day of the show.

Promoter presale begins 10 a.m. September 26 via eventbrite.com with the passcode “PALACE.”

Along with Beatles songs, the group will play hits from the individual musicians’ catalogs. That could include “Sailing,” and “Ride Like The Wind” from Cross; “Bang the Drum All Day” “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw The Light” from Rundgren; and Monkees’ hits like “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “I’m a Believer” from Dolenz.

Scheff replaced Peter Cetera in Chicago, performing classics like “25 or 6 to 4″ and “If You Leave Me Now” in concert. Molland can pick from Badfinger hits like “Day After Day” and “Come and Get It.”

Fine print on the tour poster says that the tour is “not affiliated or endorsed by the Beatles individually or collectively,” according to Rolling Stone, but some of the featured artists have Beatle connections.

Badfinger was the first band the Beatles signed to their Apple label in 1968 and members of the group played on sessions for John Lennon’s “Imagine” and George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.”

Rundgren has played in former Beatle Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band beginning in 1989 and as recently as 2017.

Dolenz met the Beatles during his days in the Monkees and was in the Abbey Road studios when they recorded “Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

As for the tour name, Rolling Stone cautions: “Let’s just ignore the fact that the (White Album) came out 51 years ago.” The release date was Nov. 22, 1968.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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