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The Beatles are 'back' at the Columbia Theatre April 4

Contact: Christina Chapple


Click on thumbnail for high resolution photo1964: The Tribute

     HAMMOND – Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world, “1964: The Tribute” is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts April 4.

     After years of research, 1964: The Tribute has recreated a live Beatles concert authentic down to the vintage outfits, mannerisms, and unmistakable harmonies of the “Fab Four.”

     Rolling Stone magazine has called 1964 "the best Beatles tribute ever," while Alistair Taylor, former president of Apple Records, described the group as “born again Beatles.”

     "The resemblance was uncanny,” he said. “It sent shivers down my spine. It was just like the boys. Never have I seen another group go to such detail.”

     "Not only does Rolling Stone Magazine endorse 1964: The Tribute,” said Columbia Director Donna Gay Anderson, “but they have sold out Carnegie Hall seven times over! We are expecting a great audience at the Columbia, too -- all ready to take a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in our hearts forever.”      

     “1964” has toured internationally, performing at major concert venues, fairs, festivals, colleges, corporate events, and conventions. They have been featured on nationally televised programs such as “Entertainment Tonight” and “PM Magazine,” and on CNN, the USA Network, and the Nashville Network.      

     They were voted "Best Major Concert Act" and "Best Contemporary Act" by the readers of Campus Activities Today Magazine. They were also voted "Contemporary Music Artists of the Year" by the National Association for Campus Activities, and "Campus Entertainers of the Year" by the Canadian Association for Campus Activities. They have appeared on scores of local television and radio programs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.

     “1964: The Tribute” begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $34, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $26 Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2. Tickets are available online at and at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and noon-3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

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