SAVANAH, GA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Veteran concert promoter Rick Bowen is bringing classic rock back to stage with his latest project "Flashback – the Classic Rock Experience."
Featuring the all-star Mystic Orchestra, the show will bring Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and other classic rock icons back to stage through the benefit of today’s state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
With music director Frank Gilcken at the helm, the Mystic Orchestra features 14 rock musicians and singers, as well as an 11-piece string-and-horn section. For the Mystic Orchestra core band, Gilcken recruited fellow guitarists Phil Hilborne and Jamie Humphries (veterans of the hit Queen retrospective “We Will Rock You” and the Australian Pink Floyd Show, respectively), keyboardist Brian Chatton (Phil Collins and Meatloaf), keyboard/woodwind player David Boruff (Madonna, Chicago) and Australian drummer Adam Troughear.
"The intention is to present the music like it’s never been presented before," says Bowen, founder of the project and its creative director. "I wanted to do it even better than done originally. We have the world’s greatest players, who studied every move the classic bands ever made."
On the vocal tip, Bowen has recruited Spanish vocalist Jose Manzano, Katrina Chester (star of the off-Broadway smash "Love, Janis"), Elizabeth Eagan and special guest star lead vocalist Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, back to sing that band’s greatest hits and more.
Designed for arenas, the three-hour show comes with six truckloads of intelligent LED lighting, lasers, pyrotechnics, an overhead helium-filled zeppelin with two screens and five additional towering hi-def video screens are all backed up by an EAW Quad 225,000-watt surround sound system.
For more information, contact Phil Lobel at Lobeline Communications or check here.
The current tour schedule for Flashback
8/27/08 MOBILE, AL Civic Center
8/29/08 TAMPA-ST PETE, FL Times Forum
8/30/08 ORLANDO, FL Amway Arena
8/31/08 FT. LAUDERDALE/SUNRISE, FL Bank Atlantic Center
9/01/08 JACKSONVILLE, FL Veterans Mem Arena
9/04/08 SAVANNAH, GA Savannah Civic Center
9/05/08 CHARLESTON, SC N Chas. Coliseum
9/06/08 COLUMBIA, SC Colonial Center
9/07/08 GREENVILLE, SC Bilo Center
9/10/08 ATLANTA, GA Gwinett Center
9/11/08 ASHEVILLE, NC Asheville Civic Center
9/12/08 CHARLOTTE, NC Cricket Arena
9/13/08 ROANOKE, VA Roanoke Civic Center
9/14/08 RALEIGH, NC RBC Center Arena
9/18/08 HAMPTON, VA Hampton Roads Coliseum
9/19/08 RICHMOND, VA Richmond Coliseum
9/20/08 BALTIMORE, MD 1st. Mariner Arena
9/21/08 NEW YORK, NY Nassau Coliseum
9/24/08 WASHINGTON DC Verizon Center
9/26/08 PHILADELPHIA, PA Wachovia Center/Or Spectrum
9/27/08 NEWARK, NJ Prudential Center
9/28/08 ALBANY, NY Times Union Center
10/01/08 ROCHESTER, NY Blue Cross Arena
10/03/08 HARTFORD, CT Civic Center
10/04/08 SYRACUSE, NY War Memorial at Oncenter
10/05/08 PROVIDENCE, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
10/08/08 WORCESTER, MA DCU Center
10/09/08 MANCHESTER, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
10/11/08 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
10/12/08 WILKES BARRE, PA Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza
10/16/08 HERSHEY, PA Giant Center
10/17/08 TOLEDO, OH Seagate Convention Centre
10/18/08 CLEVELAND, OH Wolstein Center
10/19/08 PITTSBURGH, PA Mellon Arena
10/22/08 YOUNGSTOWN, OH Chevrolet Center
10/23/08 DAYTON, OH Ervin J. Nutter Center
10/24/08 LEXINGTON, KY Rupp Arena On Cam
10/25/08 CINCINNATI, OH Bank of Kentucky Arena
10/26//08 COLUMBUS, OH Nationwide Arena
10/29/08 NASHVILLE, TN Sommet Center
10/30/08 MEMPHIS, TN Fedex Forum
10/31/08 BOSSIER CITY-SHREVEPORT, LA TBA
11/01/08 AUSTIN, TX Frank Erwin Center UT
11/02/08 DALLAS/GRAND PRAIRIE, TX Nokia Theater
11/06/08 HOUSTON, TX Toyota Center or Woodlands Tent
11/07/08 NEW ORLEANS, LA New Orleans Arena
11/08/08 LITTLE ROCK, AK Alltel Arena
11/09/08 BIRMINGHAM, AL BJCC Concert Hall
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers