WYES Promotion Manager
New Orleans, LA - Friday, August 15, 2014 - On September 16, 1964, New Orleans experienced mass hysteria among teenagers when John, Paul, George and Ringo performed before a crowd of 12,000 at City Park Stadium (now Tad Gormley Stadium). The day would not be easily forgotten especially when Mayor Victor Schiro gave the band a key to the city and signed a proclamation declaring Wednesday, September 16, "Beatles Day In New Orleans." Exactly 50 years ago from the date, WYES will turn back the clock for Beatles fans with a very special event - a live concert from The Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, to be held at the same location.
"Twist N Shout" in your favorite ‘60s era attire during the WYES BEATLES TRIBUTE FEATURING THE FAB FOUR concert on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Tad Gormley Stadium. An Ed Sullivan look-alike will kick off the 90-minute concert before The Fab Four performs uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," "Hey Jude," and more. There's no doubt that The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. General admission tickets are $35. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and there is no assigned seating. Concession stands will be open selling food, drinks, beer and more!
Stop for a photo-op at the entrance to Tad Gormley Stadium where concert goers can pose on the Zebra crossing with a white Volkswagen Beetle positioned to recreate The Beatles most famous photo - the iconic Abbey Road album cover.
For those looking for a more personal experience, join WYES during the VIP reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the WYES Studios at 916 Navarre Avenue. VIP guests will receive the VIP Fan Package which includes admission for one to the VIP reception with food, drinks and a special appearance by The Fab Four; one ticket for VIP floor seating at the concert in Tad Gormley Stadium; roundtrip transportation from reception and concert; concert t-shirt; and stadium seat cushion. VIP tickets are $150.
Relive The Beatles wildly popular performance or finally experience the concert you missed all those years ago. Tickets are on sale now at wyes.org or 504.457.2934.
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