Why You Shouldn't Miss 'Rain—A Tribute to The Beatles'April 24, 2018 - by Merrill Lee Girardeau
What’s your favorite Beatles song? Is it a classic like “Eight Days a Week” or “All You Need is Love”? One of Paul McCartney’s dreamy, singable ballads like “Eleanor Rigby,” or a John Lennon dreamscape like “I Am the Walrus”? Deep cuts like “You Know My Name”? The Beatles are the biggest band in history for a reason. They wrote seemingly endless hits—so many incredible songs that score our favorite memories. Experience all the best Beatles songs at Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles this May at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden!
This concert tours around the country and will only be in New York the first weekend of May! For a limited time only, you can buy Rain tickets here for up to 30% off with the promo code “RAIN2.” This special offer is valid for all performances, which run from Thursday, May 3, to Sunday, May 6, and applies to select seats in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Celebrating the recent 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (which was released May 26, 1967, by the way), the cast of Rain will perform the legendary album in its entirety, complete with brightly colored uniforms and feathered hats. It’ll be just like seeing the Beatles make history the first time, complete with psychedelic stage magic. You’ll hear the album’s exuberant hits like “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “A Day in the Life,” and the trippy progression from one song to the next with ambient guitars and Ringo’s thwacking drums. Whether you were you were too young to see the band perform the first time, or you just want to re-experience the thrill, the live performance throws you right back to The Beatles’ heyday.
This two-hour concert will feature not only Sgt. Pepper’s but also your favorite songs from other albums like Help!, Beatles for Sale, and The White Album (which we know is a misnomer; hard-core fans are quick to mention its actual title was The Beatles). Just like many of The Beatles’ songs, the performance is great for kids! The concert also includes an intermission.
The band is made of talented musicians who mimic the iconic musical personalities of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The Paul stand-in Paul Curatolo even plays the bass left-handed like McCartney himself! Other performers include Steve Landes as John Lennon, Alastair McNeil as George Harrison, and Aaron Chiazza as Ringo Starr.
The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden is a smaller space within the massive performance complex in Midtown West. Recently renamed to market the popular online streaming service, the Hulu Theater seats 5,600 guests.
So queue up your Beatles playlist, get ready to rock, and don’t forget to buy your tickets to Rain with the code “RAIN2”! And as Ringo would say: peace and love.
The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden is located at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza. Call 212-465-6225 or visit msg.com for more about the venue. Find out more about Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles at raintribute.com. Access discounted tickets at msg.com/hulu-theater-at-msg/promo-rain-a-tribute-to-the-beatles-rain1.