Alan Parsons Live Project Coming to Adler Theatre on Sept. 21
A master of progressive rock, the Alan Parsons Live Project, will perform at the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the event (starting at $30) are on sale in person at the Adler Theatre Box
Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Alan Parsons, now 72, began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry following his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” according to a tour release.
Parsons also was sound engineer and associate producer for Steve Wilson’s album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).” Released Feb. 25, 2013, it received critical acclaim and reached #3 on the German album charts. After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling progressive rock act featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians.
The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky,” “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me among other successes.
Parsons – who has also worked with Wings’ “Wild Life,” The Hollies’ “Hollies,” and Al Stewart’s “Year Of The Cat” – has earned 13 Grammy Award nominations for engineering and production, including a Grammy win for Best Surround Sound Album for a re-issue of 1982’s “Eye In The Sky.”
2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Parsons engineering the acclaimed Pink Floyd album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” which continuously placed in the Top 100 Billboard Charts from 1973 to 1988 with an estimated 50 million copies sold. Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of singer Clare Torry on “Great Gig In The Sky.”
The record earned his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album.
With his video series and book, “The Art & Science of Sound Recording,” Parsons has been leading the way regarding audio technology education, blending tech with art for his craft as a recording engineer and producer-performer, the tour release said.
He released a new studio album, “The Secret,” in April of 2019. The album features guest appearances from Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, and Steve Hackett.
Doors for the Adler show open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets (starting at $30) will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 14 at the Adler Theatre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges.
For more information, visit https://alanparsons.com/.