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.”

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 27 Mobile, AL Civic Center
August 29 St. Petersburg FL Times Forum
August 30 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
August 31 Ft. Lauderdale, Bank Atlantic Center
September 1 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
September 4 Savannah, GA Civic Center
September 5 Charleston, SC N. Charleston Coliseum
September 6 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
September 7 Greenville, SC Bilo Center
September 10 Atlanta, GA Gwinett Center
September 11 Asheville, NC Civic Center
September 12 Charlotte, NC Cricket Arena
September 13 Roanoke, VA Civic Center
September 14 Raleigh, NC RBC Center Arena
September 18 Hampton, VA Hampton Roads Coliseum
September 19 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
September 20 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
September 21 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
September 24 Washington, DC Verizon Center
September 26 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
September 27 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
September 28 Albany, NY Times Union Center
October 1 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arnean
October 3 Hartford, CT Civic Center
October 4 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at Oncenter
October 5 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
October 8 Worcester, MA DCU Center
October 9 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
October 11 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
October 12 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
October 16 Hershey, PA Giant Center
October 17 Toledo, OH Seagate Conv. Center
October 18 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
October 19 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Center
October 22 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center
October 23 Dayton, OH Ervin J Nutter Center
October 24 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
October 25 Cincinnati, OH Bank of Kentucky Arena
October 26 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
October 29 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
October 30 Memphis, TN Fedex Forum
November 1 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
November 2 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theater
November 6 Houston, TX Toyota Center of Woodlands Tent
November 7 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arean
November 8 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
November 9 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall