ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT — 2013 WORLD TOUR LAUNCH

Legendary eleven-time Grammy Award nominee, revered classic progressive rock producer, music engineer, songwriter, performer and icon on the music scene, ALAN PARSONS  (http://www.alanparsonsmusic.com), will be embarking on his new world tour — Alan Parsons Live Project, Feb. 14th, 2013, which will include rare concert venues in the U.S.

This tour also coincides with the 40th Anniversary of Parsons engineering the acclaimed Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon (which includes the hit, Great Gig In The Sky).  TDSOTM placed in the TOP 100 Billboard Charts (1973 to 1988) with an estimated 50 million copies sold. Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of singer Clare Torry. His involvement made a significant impact on the success of the album, which garnered Parsons a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

 

PERFORMANCES:

This is a very special year for this music icon

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Local radio stations and venue sponsors will be holding contests with great give-aways including concert tickets and meet & greet/photo op with Alan.

 

  • Feb. 14  –  TOUR LAUNCH –  Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre
  • Feb. 15  –  Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall – includes lasers and symphony orchestra
  • Feb. 16  –  Orlando, FL – Plaza Theatre –  two (2) shows
  • Feb. 18  –  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse at the Broward Center
  • Feb. 20  –  Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
  • Feb. 21  –   Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
  • Feb. 22  –  (west coast TBD)
  • Feb. 23  –  Las Vegas, NV – Railhead Theatre at Boulder Station
  • Feb. 24  –  Napa, CA –  The Uptown Theatre – marks the 40th Anniversary week for
    The Dark Side Of The Moon. 
  • ALSO COMING UP IN 2013: Concerts throughout month of March – GERMANY, AUSTRIA, HOLLAND.   
  • Other concerts, festivals and appearances: TBD including Germany, Italy, Turkey and Paris
  • 35th Anniversary of  Alan’s I Robot
  • A cousin of actor Oliver Reed, Parsons is also venturing into the acting arena
RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Honored with Germany’s The Diva Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in June, 2012
  • Receiving Vienna’s Walk Of Stars honor, March 2013
  • Recently finished engineering the STEVE WILSON (from UK progressive rock band Porcupine Tree) album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)”, set to release February 25th, 2013.
  • Wrapped up summer concerts in Europe and South America where venues sold out within a few hours.
  • Recently produced ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro’s Grand Ukulele, adding the ukulele player to Parsons’ resume of musical collaborators, including The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

 

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This legendary talent began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let It Be, and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry for his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons, a true Renaissance man and talented musician, formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling, progressive rock band featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians. The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky”, “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me” among other successes.

Career-Defining Records:

The Beatles – Abbey Road, The Beatles – Let It Be, Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon Wings, Wild Life The Hollies – Hollies, Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat, The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot, The Alan Parsons Project – Eve, The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons – A Valid Path

Current band musician line-up appearing with Parsons: 

  • ALAN PARSONS: Guitar, vocal, keyboards, percussion
  • P.J. OLSSON: Vocals
  • MANNY FOCARAZZO: Keyboards
  • DANNY THOMPSON: Drums
  • GUY EREZ: Bass
  • ALASTAIR GREENE: Guitar
  • TODD COOPER: Vocals and Sax          91-atlg

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