Friday, May 18, 2007

A Beatles Revival Band from Slovakia: "The Backwards"
2007 U.S. Tour

Two-time "New York Beatlefest" award winners 1998 and 2003!

Relive the British Invasion of the 1960s with "The Backwards," a Beatles tribute band from Kosice, Slovakia.

I may be a bit biased because they hail from my ancestral homeland, but I think they are quite good!

Their 2007 U.S. tour includes Abbey Road on the River plus two stops in Southwestern PA.

May 20 - The Wayne County Arts Council; Goldsboro, NC
May 23-29 Abbey Road on the River; Louisville,KY
May 30-31 Cleveland, OH
June 1-2 Scranton, PA
June 3 Pittsburgh, PA
June 5 Johnstown, PA

For a video preview of the band, click here: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80jUZ1FPE94>

Here's the official press release for the Pittsburgh and Johnstown dates:


May 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PUBLICITY CONTACT: Karen A. Mesaros mail@slovakcafe.com

Beatles Revival Band from Slovakia to Play Pittsburgh and Johnstown

PITTSBURGH, PA: “The Backwards,” a Beatles impersonator band from Kosice, Slovakia will make two stops in Pennsylvania during their 2007 tour.

The “Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association” (WPSCA) will host the band in Pittsburgh Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 PM, at the Slovak Catholic Sokol Center on the South Side located at 2912 E. Carson Steet, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Plenty of free parking is available.

The second PA show will be hosted by Aces Banquet Hall at 316 Chestnut Street, (Cambria City) in Johnstown, PA , Tuesday, June 5 with doors opening at 6:30 PM for social hour to meet and greet the band and showtime beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Backwards began their career in Kosice, Slovakia in 1996. They started to interpret the music made famous by the Beatles with a complete sound and sense of detail. Their performances are guaranteed, note for note, to be the best live performance on stage. To back this claim, The Backwards are two time winners of the International NY Beatlefest in 1998 and again in 2003 defeating 36 bands for the title.

Advance tickets for the Pittsburgh June 3 show can be purchased by calling the WPSCA at (412) 531-2990 or sending a check and self-addressed envelope to WPSCA, Manor Oak Two, Suite 500, 1910 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220.

Tickets for the June 5 show in Johnstown can be purchased by calling (814) 536-4176 or stop by Aces Banquet Hall, Cambria City in Johnstown.Admission for both shows are $9 for adults, $7 for students, ages 10 and under admitted free. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will also be available at the door but reservations are suggested.

For more details about the band and show updates as they become available, please see www.slovakcafe.com or email to mail@slovakcafe.com.

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