“Music fans never had a chance to see the Beatles and the
Rolling Stones perform on the same marquee,” said Chris Legrand,
who plays “Mick Jagger” in the show.
“Now, music aficionados can watch this debate play out on
The Elyria show is part of a 125-stop tour of the U.S.,
Australia and Canada and has been touring since 2011.The show
also performs long term residencies for a number of the Harrah’s
Casino properties. The production includes some of the more
popular songs from the two rock pioneers and covers the scope of
their musical careers, although the set list for Satisfaction
usually includes Rolling Stones songs up to the 1980s.
"They certainly have more pop songs but we're a really great
live show. The fans are in for an incredible night of music!"
During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each,
trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an
all-out encore involving both bands. The band members have their
outfits custom-made, since avid fans know exactly what the
Beatles and Stones wore onstage during different time periods in
their careers. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the
bands as well.
“Without Beatlemania, the Stones might still be a cover band in
London,” said Chris Overall, who plays "Paul".
“There’s no question that the Beatles set the standard.”
The audience naturally enjoys top shelf tributes to two
legendary bands in the same evening. Like The Idaho
Statesman said: "If you see only one tribute show, see this
one...smart and loads of fun."
“It’s just a fun time and a cool back-and-forth nonstop show,”
“We’re going to bring it all. It’s going to be an evening of
high-energy music,” said Legrand.
Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown will perform on Tuesday,
September 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Stocker Arts Center on the
campus of Lorain County Community College. Tickets are $30 -
$50 and may be purchased by phone at (440) 366-4040, in person
at the Stocker Box Office or online at www.stockerartscenter.com.
The Stocker Arts Center is located at 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria,
OH 44054. The show is appropriate for all ages.