Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Damn the Torpedoes"
Wednesday, February 26 - 7:30pm
"We all miss Tom, but a few years from now we're going to miss him even more. Tom had the touch the songwriters' touch. It's the craft of writing a song that gets the whole world singing along the current pop songs – I doubt they'll stand the test of time, but we'll be hearing 'refugee' forever. It's been 40 years since 'Damn The Torpedos' was released. The sound of that album reminds me of the 70s. It was a time when punk, disco and new waver were all exploding, but ol' Tom stayed the course and wrote a perfect rock album."
"When we started learning this album we were struck with how beautiful the guitars sounded, really silky and graceful. We started out with 2 guitarists and then we added 2 more. It's the sound of 4 guitars that allows the music to soar. We're going to pay this album the respect it deserves, note for note – cut for cut. That's all you need." -Craig Martin, Founder- Classic Albums Live
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live takes the greatest albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut, using the best musicians. "Think of it as a recital," says Martin, "these albums are historic and stand the test of time." Forgoing costumes and impersonations, Classic Albums Live has found success in concentrating solely on the music. "We don't dress up or wear any sort of costume. We just stand there and play. All of our energy is put into the music. We want the performance to sound exactly like the album," says Martin.
With 100+ shows a year across North America, Classic Albums Live has seen massive success in performing arts centres and theatres. Fans in Texas, Las Vegas, Florida, New York and central and east coast Canada have all continued to support the series and make it a sustaining, successful show. "We grew while others withdrew," says Martin, commenting on the decline of concert ticket sales, "We created something that endures and connects. These albums are sacred to people. We deliver exactly what we promote – 'note for note, cut for cut' accuracy."
It's this type of accountability that works for the series.
Price includes taxes and service charge
Tickets available at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Box Office, or call 204-728-9510
The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Foyer and bar open one hour before show time. Arrive early to get the best parking spots, avoid line ups and enjoy a pre-show beverage in the foyer. Beverages are permitted in the concert hall.