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AWARD WINNING, BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND FROM SLOVAKIA,
"THE BACKWARDS" ANNOUNCE 2011 U.S. TOUR WITH
STOPS IN PITTSBURGH AND JOHNSTOWN PLUS SPECIAL MEDIA EVENT JUNE 3
"After 30 years, I have again heard the sound of The Beatles," - Louise Harrison,
sister of the late George Harrison (1998, NYC).
Pittsburgh, PA (May 9, 2011) Two-time Beatlefest NYC winners, "The Backwards," a Beatles tribute band from Kosice, Slovakia have announced their 2001 U.S. tour. Two Pennsylvania shows are planned in Pittsburgh and Johnstown after headlining at Abbey Road on the River in Louisville, KY Memorial Weekend. The tour will conclude in New York City and Clifton, NJ. New 2011 tour material includes songs from The Beatles' Rubber Soul and Revolver albums and will perform on authentic instruments as the Beatles' including a real Indian sitar.
PA TOUR SHOW DATES INCLUDE:
Saturday - June 4, Pittsburgh PA
7 p.m. - Sokol Club; 2912 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
This show is sponsored by the Western PA Slovak Cultural Association (WPSCA)
Tickets are $20 (advance sales only) and may be purchased via Eventbrite at
from a WPSCA board member or by calling
(412) 956-6000. Seating is limited, the last show was a complete sell-out. Food and drink
concessions available. Inquiries, please email: backwardspgh2011@...
Sunday - June 5, Johnstown PA
7 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) - Aces Banquet Hall
318 Chestnut St., Johnstown PA 15906
Tickets are $15 (in advance and at the door). Purchase or reserve your tickets either
via Eventbrite at http://backwardsjtown2011.eventbrite.com/
or by calling Aces at (814) 536-4176. Inquiries, please email: backwardsjtown2011@...
. All ages show, under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Food and drink concessions available.
Memorial Weekend, May 27-30, 2011, Louisville, KY
Abbey Road on the River - 10th Anniversary Year (www.abbeyroadontheriver.com). As a festival spotlight band, The Backwards will also perform an exclusive show with Mr. Mark Bayer (the keyboard player of Broadway`s Rain: The Beatles Experience) as host. AROTR is a five-day festival and attracts over 30,000 attendees Louisville annually and is the longest running Beatles festival in the United States. AROTR hosts 40 different types of tribute bands from 10 countries and 14 states.
FRIDAY - June 3, Johnstown PA
5-7 p.m. - Meet and Greet Media Event during the opening reception of
"Imagine" - a Beatles Inspired Exhibit at The Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) 305 Chestnut St., Johnstown, PA 15906. All Western PA regional media and bloggers are encouraged to attend. The band will perform a set at 7 p.m. for the VOMA Teen Open Mic Night immediately following the exhibit opening reception.
Friday - June 10, Clifton NJ
Time and Place TBA
Saturday - June 11, New York NY
Czech/Slovak Miss America Pageant - Public Performance
Czech/Slovak Cultural Center, New York (Manhattan), NY
The Backwards began their career in Kosice, Slovakia in 1996 when two young teens decided to form a band to portray one of the music industry's iconic bands. They interpret the music note for note made famous by the Beatles with a complete sound and sense to detail and take no artistic liberties. The natural chemistry portrayed on stage between band members mimics that of Paul and John. Technically, they were attire of each Beatles era, have collected and insist on using the exact replicas and equipment used by the Beatles on stage whenever possible. The Backwards have performed to sell-out crowds in the U.S. from San Diego, Chicago to Pittsburgh.
"They are the Beatles," said Robert Daniel, their U.S. manager who has worked with the band since 1997 and boasts that their natural physical resemblances and artistry are far superior to others he has seen. To back this claim, The Backwards, is the first band to twice win top prize at the International Beatlefest NYC in 1998 and again in 2003 defeating thirty-six bands for this title. The band also has headlined in various productions including the 92nd St. Y Annual Gala Fund-raiser in New York City with Melissa Manchester and has performed at the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.
To schedule an interview with The Backwards, contact Robert Daniel by calling (919) 735-0044. For up-to-date tour and booking information for The Backwards, visit http://www.thebackwards.com
and for the Abbey Road on the River festival visit www.abbeyroadontheriver.com.
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