RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!
This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.
Joey Curatolo and Steve Landes are endorsed by Epiphone.
Joey Curatolo is endorsed by Höfner & Martin guitars.
Ralph Castelli is endorsed by Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, ProMark
Vic Firth Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads.
Pyramid Strings. Dean Markley Strings.
Dan Dean/Dan Dean Productions for his Solo Strings Advanced. LaBella Bass & Guitar Strings
Muse Research. Guitars supplied by Gibson Guitars. VOX Amplifiers courtesy of Korg USA
Main sound console by DiGiCo. Bluthner Pianos. Fractal Audio Guitar Preamp/Processors. Lighting Supplier-Christie Lites. Eric Leverton - SenovvA. Karen Butler - Suddenly Scenic.
To John, Paul, George and Ringo without whom we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to our families, friends and fans for all their love and support throughout the years.
Jerry Hoban as Ed Sullivan
Mr. Sid Bernstein
Höfner Guitars/Thomas Jordan
Shea Stadium photos courtesy of Tony Griffin.
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING – Martin Bandier, Peter Brodsky, Jimmy Asci
The RAIN touring road crew for all their hard work and dedication – Steph Gotschel, Matt Kuney, Erik Phillips, Christine McKay, Christian Behm, TJ Rodriguez, Aran Whittenmore, Bill Teeley, Susan Valadez, Andy Broughton, Michael Purkhiser, Chris Rushin, Dan Arnold.
In memory of the late Jim Riddle.
A Simple Note of Thanks
I often think about how lucky I am to have grown up during the 1960’s. Not because the 60’s were really so great; they often weren’t. Here in the U.S. we were going through the Vietnam War, we lived in fear of nuclear war with a communist Cuba pointing missiles at the U.S. from 90 miles off of our shores, our beloved president had been assassinated. Our nation was split down the middle between those who felt that we had to go to war to preserve our way of life, and those who felt that the war was an unjust, and unnecessary waste of life, and that we should do everything possible to live in peace. While we were trying to land a man on the moon, our inner cities were literally burning because of racial strife. Yet somehow when I think back to my youth and the 60’s, it seems like a great time to be coming of age. I believe that a great deal of the credit for this falls onto the shoulders of four young men from Liverpool that changed music, and the world forever. I don’t believe that it was their intention
to change the world, but just to make great music, and that they did.
I’m proud to say that I was there when America tuned into the Ed Sullivan Show, and saw The Beatles presented to a nation for the first time. I remember what it was like to take the plastic wrap off of a “Meet The Beatles” LP, and be introduced to all of these classic songs for the first time. I remember looking forward to each new Beatles song, not knowing that these songs would evolve into universally accepted classic contemporary music that would last for several generations, if not eternity. All I knew was that I loved this music, and playing it brought me a great deal of pleasure, as it did for most of my generation.
Like many teenagers, The Beatles made me want to be a musician. Whenever I saw them on TV, listened to them on my record player or the radio, or went to their movies, all I could think of was how great it would be to be a Beatle, to be bringing this music to people all over the world. Of course this was just a kid’s fantasy, no different than wanting to be Mickey Mantle on the Yankees, Cassius Clay in the boxing ring, or Sean Connery, as James Bond on the movie screen. Now here I am many, many years later. Somehow the passion and joy that I experienced by performing this great music has evolved into a career. Although this was never my original intention, I feel like I was blessed. If somebody had told me back in mid-‘70s when Rain was performing at clubs and amusement parks in Southern California, back when audience members used to come up to the stage and ask “don’t you play anything but Beatles?”, that some day we’d be starring on Broadway, I’d have told them that they’re crazy.
Finally I’d just like take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The Beatles. For giving the world some of the greatest music ever written and recorded, for the joy that this music has brought to all of us, and for the wonderful career and life that it has personally brought to myself, my family, and the other members of Rain. Our goal has always been to present this music in a live environment to audiences throughout the world, and most importantly, to maintain the integrity of The Beatles, and their music. After all, it is their music. We are just a few very fortunate guys that get to perform this music night after night. What’s better than that?
Manager/original keyboardist/founding member
RAIN Tour FAQ
Q: Is this family friendly? Can I bring my kids?
A: Absolutely. This is a show for all ages!
Q: Can I take photos and video during the show?
A: Unfortunately, we do not allow you to take photos or video during the show.
Q: How long is the show?
A: The show is approximately two hours with one intermission.
Q: Is the show live?
Q: Does RAIN take song requests?
A: No, RAIN does not take special song requests.
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