Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles is onstage now at DPAC presenting its The Best of Abbey Road Live tour. And, for true Beatles fans or those who just love good music, it’s a can’t-miss performance. RAIN is not just a Beatles tribute band. Instead, it’s a group of incredibly talented musicians who have studied the Beatles and who know every song, but more than that, every gesture, movement, and mannerism. Using that knowledge and backed by incredible visuals and effects, they truly bring the Beatles and all their glory and magic to life for modern audiences.
What is presented onstage goes beyond being a concert. It’s an experience and a story, a story about a band that impacted the world and about a nation and its history. As the musicians move deftly from one song to the next, real footage of girls falling out at Beatle-sightings, news reels, commercials, and ecstatic, sometimes erratic fans fill the screens behind and to the sides of them, highlighting both the performers onstage and the ones who inspired them and countless others. It’s a lesson in legends . . . and a great time all around.
Opening night attendees were invited to get up on their feet, sing along, and engage with the music in new ways. At some points, they were even highlighted on the screen themselves, making the large venue feel surprisingly intimate and bringing people together, exactly as this music was always intended to do.
Intricate, ever-changing costumes, throwback videos, awesome lighting effects, and effective shifts in mood combine to create a truly immersive experience, as well as a thorough overview of the Beatles’ iconic evolution.
People of all ages “come together” at this powerful performance, which includes such hits as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and yes, for viewers who stay long enough, “Hey Jude.” Sadly, there are only two performances remaining at the time of publication, so act fast and don’t miss the hottest, happiest concert in the Triangle.
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