Flashback – The Classic Rock Experience, featuring the Mystic Orchestra, is a new tour that re-envisions rock concert legends’ greatest music to create the...

Flashback – The Classic Rock Experience, featuring the Mystic Orchestra, is a new tour that re-envisions rock concert legends’ greatest music to create the classic rock experience. The event is coming to arenas this fall beginning August 27 in Mobile, AL and continuing through November 9 in Birmingham, AL.

The brainchild of veteran concert promoter/producer Rick Bowen, who has promoted James Taylor, Led Zeppelin, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Chicago, The Doors, Pink Floyd and “Godspell,” among others.

Led by music director Frank Gilcken, one of the most respected hard rock guitarists in the business, the Mystic Orchestra features 14 exceptional rock musicians and singers as well as an 11-piece string-and-horn section, elevating classic rock to new heights. The average ticket price is expected to be under $40.

The nearly three-hour show reworks unforgettable songs of the most highly regarded era in rock: the Doors’ “Light My Fire” and “Riders on the Storm;” Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” and “Mercedes Benz;” Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “Foxy Lady;” Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water;” Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild;” Derek and the Dominoes’ “Layla;” Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May;” and Three Dog Night’s “One” and “Joy to the World.”

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The show’s second half features songs by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Money” and “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.”

“The intention is to present the music like it’s never been presented before,” Bowen, also the show’s creative director, said in a statement. “As great as the bands were in the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, they were handicapped by primitive light and sound. I wanted to do it even better than done originally. We have the world’s greatest players, who studied every move the classic bands ever made.”

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Flashback – The Classic Rock Experience tour dates:

August 27Mobile, ALCivic Center
August 29St. Petersburg FLTimes Forum
August 30Orlando, FLAmway Arena
August 31Ft. Lauderdale,Bank Atlantic Center
September 1Jacksonville, FLVeterans Memorial Arena
September 4Savannah, GACivic Center
September 5Charleston, SCN. Charleston Coliseum
September 6Columbia, SCColonial Center
September 7Greenville, SCBilo Center
September 10Atlanta, GAGwinett Center
September 11Asheville, NCCivic Center
September 12Charlotte, NCCricket Arena
September 13Roanoke, VACivic Center
September 14Raleigh, NCRBC Center Arena
September 18Hampton, VAHampton Roads Coliseum
September 19Richmond, VARichmond Coliseum
September 20Baltimore, MD1st Mariner Arena
September 21Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
September 24Washington, DCVerizon Center
September 26Philadelphia, PAWachovia Center
September 27Newark, NJPrudential Center
September 28Albany, NYTimes Union Center
October 1Rochester, NYBlue Cross Arnean
October 3Hartford, CTCivic Center
October 4Syracuse, NYWar Memorial at Oncenter
October 5Providence, RIDunkin Donuts Center
October 8Worcester, MADCU Center
October 9Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
October 11Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
October 12Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena
October 16Hershey, PAGiant Center
October 17Toledo, OHSeagate Conv. Center
October 18Cleveland, OHWolstein Center
October 19Pittsburgh, PAMellon Center
October 22Youngstown, OHChevrolet Center
October 23Dayton, OHErvin J Nutter Center
October 24Lexington, KYRupp Arena
October 25Cincinnati, OHBank of Kentucky Arena
October 26Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
October 29Nashville, TNSommet Center
October 30Memphis, TNFedex Forum
November 1Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
November 2Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theater
November 6Houston, TXToyota Center of Woodlands Tent
November 7New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arean
November 8Little Rock, ARAlltel Arena
November 9Birmingham, ALBJCC Concert Hall