MELBOURNE, AU (Nov 11, 2019) – In October 2019 The Beatles opus Abbey Road returned to #1 around the world, 50 years after its release, cementing its place as arguably the greatest album of all time.
In August 2019, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, some of Australia's most respected musicians and members of iconic groups, collectively known as ARC — Kram (SPIDERBAIT), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER), brought The Beatles' most audacious creation to life on stage, performing Abbey Road in full, from start to finish, followed by a second set comprising of a selection of hits spanning the breadth of The Beatles’ career and catalogue.
The reaction was momentous: sold-out shows, rapturous reviews and standing ovations every night.
To meet with the incredible demand and to celebrate the album returning to #1, the band are heading back out on the road for a final run of shows.
Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz) and James Fleming (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).
Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 2pm this Friday, November 15.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning at 1pm this Wednesday, November 13.
For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experiences information - including the Ultimate VIP Meet n Greet Experience which offers exclusive access to a Q&A session and an acoustic performance - visit: livenation.com.au.
Abbey Road - The Beatles' swansong and their crowning achievement as a recording group - is a stately, majestic, playful yet fiercely rocking masterpiece of pop music, regarded as one of the greatest records of all time.
Released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records, Abbey Road was an immediate commercial success reaching #1 in the UK and US. Over time, the album became viewed as among The Beatles' best and many critics have ranked it as one of the greatest albums of all time.
The masterpiece spent 81 weeks on the UK albums chart, 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart and was certified 12-times platinum by the RIAA in 2001, selling in excess of 31 million copies.
The album's iconic cover, which features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of popular music.
“As far as rock music swan songs go, this might be the best there's ever been.” – Billboard
Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Kram (SPIDERBAIT) have joined forces to become ARC, one of the most collectively celebrated and successful supergroups in Australia’s rock history with 33 ARIA Awards and 16 Top Ten ARIA albums combined.
Kram - Drummer and vocalist for Spiderbait, one of Australia’s most successful and respected alternative rock bands.
Mark Wilson - Bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for the internationally acclaimed rock band, Jet.
Darren Middleton - Guitarist and songwriter for one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the past two decades, Powderfinger, and now successful solo artist.
Davey Lane - Guitarist for definitive Australian rock band You Am I and The Pictures.