CHRIS CHENEY, PHIL JAMIESON, JOSH PYKE & TIM ROGERS
The White Album Concert, a sold-out live rock experience from 2009 is back, featuring 30 of the Beatles’ most breathtaking songs performed with a 17-piece rock orchestra. Not even the Beatles attempted to perform their classic self-titled double album live on stage. But in the winter of 2009, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, four of our greatest rock’n’roll showmen left a trail of standing ovations and ecstatic reviews when The White Album Concert sold out 11 theatres in five cities across Australia.
The Beatles’ most challenging and stylistically varied collection of songs was taken apart and reassembled track by track by four singers at the peak of their powers — Tim Rogers, Josh Pyke, Chris Cheney and Phil Jamieson. 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. It is a timeless album, yet very much of its time. It’s 30 songs veer from the populist stomp of Back in the USSR 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.
BRISBANE Sunday 13 July – 3pm Lyric Theatre, QPAC
BRISBANE Sunday 13 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC Bookings: 136 246 | qpac.com.au
MELBOURNE Tuesday 15 July Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
MELBOURNE Wednesday 16 July Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
MELBOURNE Thursday 17 July Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall Bookings: 1300 182 183 | artscentremelbourne.com.au | 1300 136 166 | ticketmaster.com.au
SYDNEY Friday 18 July Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
SYDNEY Saturday 19 July Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
SYDNEY Sat 19 July – 4pm Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
SYDNEY Sunday 20 July Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall Bookings: 02 9250 7777 | sydneyoperahouse.com | 136 100 | ticketmaster.com.au
CANBERRA Tuesday 22 July Canberra Theatre Bookings: canberratheatrecentre.com.au | (02) 6275 2700 | ticketek.com.au 132 849
WOLLONGONG Wednesday 23 July WIN Entertainment Centre – Bookings: ticketek.com.au | 132 849
ADELAIDE Friday 25 July Festival Theatre Bookings: 131 246 | bass.net.au