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Two Of The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Bands Of All Time Face Off As The Grove Hosts Tributes To The Eagles (and) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Doors: 5:00 pm; Showtime: 8:00 pm
“Petty vs. Eagles is an inspired combination of two groups that produced some of the best music around. From the opening notes through the climactic end with both groups on stage, this is a show that will keep your hands clapping and your arms waving from start to finish.”- LOS ANGELES BEAT
“Petty vs. Eagles: A Musical Shootout”, which wowed sold-out crowds last Summer in Reno and Laughlin, comes to Long Beach at The Gaslamp, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, on Saturday, March 11. Showtime: 8:00 pm. Tickets $22.50, Premium Floor Seats (with Dinner Package, $57.50); Seated Admission, $17.50 (with Dinner Package, $52.50); General Admission, $15.00. 21 and over. Info: (562) 596-4718 or gaslamplongbeach.com.
Two of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Bands face off as The Gaslamp hosts tributes to the Eagles (and) Tom Petty & The Heatbreakers!
“(We) perform for 21 minutes, then the Petty Breakers play for 21 minutes…then us again, then them again..and then, both bands appear onstage for an Eagles/Petty mash-up,” explains Boys of Summer drummer, Jimmy Williamson. “The Beatles vs. The Stones (tribute bands) did this before (at Harrah’s Reno in Sammy’s Showroom) and it was hugely successful. Each group will be performing snippets of songs (during both 21-minute sets), so we’ve both had to alter our normal sets to fit this special format. It’ll be non-stop excitement for the audiences, that’s for sure!”, concludes Williamson.
Reviews for Petty vs. Eagles: A Musical Shootout have been exemplary.
“Petty vs. Eagles is an inspired combination of two groups that produced some of the best music around. From the opening notes through the climactic end with both groups on stage, this is a show that will keep your hands clapping and your arms waving from start to finish,” writes Ed Simon of THE LOS ANGELES BEAT. “The ‘shootout’ format showcases the best of both, while the light-hearted banter between groups keeps the audience engaged and wanting more. The audience at Petty vs. Eagles was clapping and waving their arms from start to finish. Both bands do spot-on recreations of their favorite group. The Boys of Summer literally has one thinking they are at an Eagles concert in the 70’s, seamlessly shifting from ballads like Best of My Love to rockers like James Dean. A show that must not be missed! Harrah’s Reno has a hit with Petty vs. Eagles,” Simon concludes.
Since Glenn Frey’s Passing, Interest in the Eagles Has Never Been Higher.
Interest in the Eagles – one of the biggest, most successful bands in the world during their ’70’s/’80’s heyday, who have now been discovered and embraced by new generations of younger music fans – has recently skyrocketed with the passing of original Eagles member and principal songwriter, Glenn Frey. The Boys of Summer plan to address Frey’s passing with a special tribute to him during their shows.
“Glenn meant so much to all of us. He shaped us into the musicians that we are today“, states BOS drummer, Jimmy Williamson. “Don Henley said, ‘it will be up to Glenn to decide when to call it quits. We will see what happens.’ Personally, I would think that Glenn looking down on all the Eagles fans and tribute bands, would be honored at all of this. We will continue on with a heavy heart, spreading the legacy and love he left behind. Every show will be done in his remembrance,” concludes Williamson.