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Zombies and Rascals

Zombies and Rascals

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Jennifer Carver, (502) 418-6819
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Zombies and Rascals will Invade Beatles Tribute Festival in Louisville
Abbey Road on the River Announces Headliners for the 2016 Event

Louisville, KY (October 8, 2015) – On Friday, October 9th, the day that would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, producers of the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will announce the headliners for the 2016 five day festival.

Originally formed in St. Albans back in 1961 with Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, The Zombies soon found worldwide fame with a run of brilliant singles such as “Tell Her No” and “She’s Not There.” Nearly 50 years after the release of their landmark album Odessey and Oracle, which later became admired as one of the finest-crafted LPs in musical history and contained the number 1 hit “Time Of The Season,” The Zombies are back with the announcement of a U.S. Tour and a new album titled Still Got That Hunger, which will also be released on October 9th. Original band members – singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent – will be joined by guitarist Tom Tooney, drummer Steve Rodford and bassist Jim Rodford when they perform on Saturday, May 28th at Abbey Road on the River.

Both hailing from England, The Zombies and The Beatles led the British Invasion in the 1960s and their music had numerous parallels. In fact, The Zombies’ Odessey and Oracle, was recorded at the Abbey Road studios in June of 1967, right after The Beatles finished recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. John Lennon’s Mellotron, which was used in “Strawberry Fields,” was also used during The Zombies’ recording session.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will also perform on Sunday, May 29th, bringing a high energy set with mega hits like “Good Lovin,” “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin,” “A Beautiful Morning,” “A Girl Like You,” and “People Got to Be Free.”

On Friday, October 9th, single-day reserved tickets regularly priced at $79 will go on sale for just $50 and be available at the reduced price for one week only. A limited number of $150 VIP tickets that include front row seating and a backstage meet-n-greet with The Zombies on Saturday, May 28th and Felix Cavaliere on Sunday, May 29th will also go on sale. General admission tickets to the festival will go on sale November 15th.

The 2016 festival will include more than 50 famed Beatles tribute bands performing the music of The Beatles on eight stages throughout the weekend.

The world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival will return to Louisville for its twelfth year over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, 2016, at the Belvedere Festival Park, the Muhammad Ali Center and the Marriott Louisville Downtown. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.arotr.com.

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