Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back the world renowned Beatles tribute band, THE RETURN, for one show on Thursday, June 20th.  Doors open at 6 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show.  This is a show-only performances, however, the theatre will offer sandwich baskets and appetizers for purchase.
Tickets may be reserved at the Circa ’21 ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, Ext. 2.
THE RETURN got its start back in 1995 when four young friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs just for fun. It wasn’t long before they played in front of an audience at the request of a friend, and as it turned out, were very well received. That show, which was supposed to be a one time thing, led to another gig, which led to another and so on until the band found themselves playing on a regular basis. They decided to go ahead and make it official. They named themselves The Roaches.
As time went on, they began to polish up their act a bit and became fixated on the idea of striving for the highest level of authenticity possible. They wanted to recreate the early 60’s Beatles concert experience from the tiniest detail (John Lennon’s on-stage gum-chewing) to the biggest, most expensive details (using exact replicas of the instruments and gear the Beatles used). While they were learning to comb their moptops just right and finding the right Beatle boots and black suits to wear, they also were learning each song note for note, rhythm for rhythm getting the signature moves and “looks” of the Fab Four down pat, too. They practiced relentlessly with a growing passion for getting their show just right. In the years that followed, a few members came and went and the band took on a more professional presence. They got an agent, changed their name to THE RETURN and began to command the attention of more widely renowned clients not only in the United States but in multiple other countries as well—including England.
Today, the band still strives to maintain the utmost level of authenticity in their show. In fact, they are known for it. They’ve played thousands of shows at theatres, festivals, casinos, cruise ships, colleges and universities, as well as countless corporate events for companies such as Coca Cola, ABC, Hard Rock Cafe, and Volkswagen International–and the reaction is the same every time. People are amazed at how much The Return sounds and looks just like the Beatles.
“Seeing The Return is like traveling back to Liverpool in the early 1960s…The Beatles live thanks to the Return!” said Jim Weiss – Senior VP of Public Relations at Turner Broadcasting.
Don’t miss your chance to see THE RETURN, one of the most authentic Beatle tribute bands in the world on June 20! Call 309-786-7733, ext.2 and order your tickets today!
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