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Flashback: The Classic Rock Experience Coming To A Town Near You

June 30, 2008 | Posted by Mitch Michaels

Flashback: The Classic Rock Experience has pondered the same question we’ve all wondered from time to time:

Imagine if Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin had performed on stage together with the upscale modern production of today backed by a 30-piece orchestra.

However, instead of just wondering, the Flashback creators are trying to find out by assembling musicians and singers from around the world (including Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron) to sing with the Mystic Orchestra. The show also features a slick laser and light show. It’s a major stage production.

The nearly three-hour show reworks some of rock’s greatest songs: the Doors’ “Light My Fire” and “Riders on the Storm.” Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” and “Mercedes Benz.” Jimi Hendrix masterpieces like “Purple Haze” and “Foxy Lady”, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water,” Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild,” “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes, Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May,” as well as Three Dog Night’s “One” and “Joy to the World,” sung by Chuck Negron.

The second half of the show offers something never before attempted in the rock ‘n’ roll universe: Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd playing together. All their greatest songs are featured, including Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” “Kashmir” and “Stairway to Heaven,” as well as Pink Floyd’s “Money,” “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”

Flashback will be on tour this year. You can check out dates below.

Flashback: The Classic Rock Experience Tour Dates

8/27/08 MOBILE, AL Civic Center
8/29/08 TAMPA-ST PETE, FL Times Forum
8/30/08 ORLANDO, FL Amway Arena
8/31/08 FT. LAUDERDALE/SUNRISE, FL Bank Atlantic Center
9/01/08 JACKSONVILLE, FL Veterans Mem Arena
9/04/08 SAVANNAH, GA Savannah Civic Center
9/05/08 CHARLESTON, SC N Chas. Coliseum
9/06/08 COLUMBIA, SC Colonial Center
9/07/08 GREENVILLE, SC Bilo Center
9/10/08 ATLANTA, GA Gwinett Center
9/11/08 ASHEVILLE, NC Asheville Civic Center
9/12/08 CHARLOTTE, NC Cricket Arena
9/13/08 ROANOKE, VA Roanoke Civic Center
9/14/08 RALEIGH, NC RBC Center Arena
9/18/08 HAMPTON, VA Hampton Roads Coliseum
9/19/08 RICHMOND, VA Richmond Coliseum
9/20/08 BALTIMORE, MD 1st. Mariner Arena
9/21/08 NEW YORK, NY Nassau Coliseum
9/24/08 WASHINGTON DC Verizon Center
9/26/08 PHILADELPHIA, PA Wachovia Center/Or Spectrum
9/27/08 NEWARK, NJ Prudential Center
9/28/08 ALBANY, NY Times Union Center
10/01/08 ROCHESTER, NY Blue Cross Arena
10/02/08 UNCASVILLE, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/03/08 HARTFORD, CT Civic Center
10/04/08 SYRACUSE, NY War Memorial at Oncenter
10/05/08 PROVIDENCE, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
10/08/08 WORCESTER, MA DCU Center
10/09/08 MANCHESTER, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
10/11/08 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
10/12/08 WILKES BARRE, PA Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza
10/16/08 HERSHEY, PA Giant Center
10/17/08 TOLEDO, OH Seagate Convention Centre
10/18/08 CLEVELAND, OH Wolstein Center
10/19/08 PITTSBURGH, PA Mellon Arena
10/22/08 YOUNGSTOWN, OH Chevrolet Center
10/23/08 DAYTON, OH Ervin J. Nutter Center
10/24/08 LEXINGTON, KY Rupp Arena On Cam
10/25/08 CINCINNATI, OH Bank of Kentucky Arena
10/26/08 COLUMBUS, OH Nationwide Arena
10/29/08 NASHVILLE, TN Sommet Center
10/30/08 MEMPHIS, TN Fedex Forum
11/01/08 AUSTIN, TX Frank Erwin Center UT
11/02/08 DALLAS/GRAND PRAIRIE, TX Nokia Theater
11/06/08 HOUSTON, TX Toyota Center or Woodlands Tent
11/07/08 NEW ORLEANS, LA New Orleans Arena
11/08/08 LITTLE ROCK, AK Alltel Arena
11/09/08 BIRMINGHAM, AL BJCC Concert Hall


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