Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Slovak Beatles Revival, "The Backwards" to Play Three PA Shows‏

Here's an announcement from Slovak Cafe.

BREAKING NEWS ... JUST CONFIRMED!
Beatles Revival Band from Slovakia Adds Pittsburgh Show to U.S. Tour

"After 30 years I have again heard the sound of The Beatles," - Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison (1998, NYC).

-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --

April 23, 2009 - PITTSBURGH, PA: Back by popular demand! “The Backwards,” a Beatles revival band from Kosice, Slovakia will now make THREE stops in Pennsylvania during their 2009 U.S. tour. The group just confirmed to include a third show for Saturday, May 16 at the Sokol Club, Pittsburgh. This show is in addition to the previously announced performances scheduled for Johnstown, May 17 and McKeesport (Pittsburgh) May 19, 2009.

The “Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association” (WPSCA) will host the first show in the PA lineup at the Sokol Club, located on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA. This event is scheduled for Saturday evening, May 16 with doors opening at 7:00 p.m., showtime at 8:00 p.m. The Sokol Club is located at 2912 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA.

Aces and Slovak Cafe will the second show of the PA Tour, Sunday May 17 at Aces Banquet Hall at 316 Chestnut Street, (Cambria City) in Johnstown, PA . Doors open 5:00 p.m. for social hour with the show beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The WPSCA will host the final PA show at the McKeesport Palisades (near Pittsburgh), Tuesday evening, May 19. Social hour begins 7:00 p.m. with the performance starting at 8:00 p.m. The Palisades is located at 501 Water St, McKeesport PA.

All shows are open to all ages. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Cash bar and food available at additional cost.

ADMISSION (all shows):
Adults: $10 advance, $12 at the door.
Youth & Students: $8 for youth ages 10 to 17 or college students w/ valid ID
Under Age 10 admitted free!

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.

"After 30 years I have again heard the sound of The Beatles," - Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison (1998, NYC).

To back this claim, The Backwards, twice have taken top prize at the International NY Beatlefest in 1998 and again in 2003 defeating 36 bands for this title. The group is also a headliner at the national Beatles festival, "Abbey Road on The River " held annually in Louisville KY and have performed at the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.


PA TICKET INFORMATION:

Saturday May 16, 2009
Sokol Club, 2912 E Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA.
Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association
To reserve or purchase tickets, call: WPSCA (412) 531-2990
or send a check and self-addressed envelope to WPSCA, Manor Oak Two, Suite 500, 1910 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220.

Sunday May 17, 2009
Aces Banquet Hall, 316 Chestnut St., Johnstown PA
Sponsored by Aces and Slovak Cafe
To reserve or purchase tickets, call: Aces (814) 536-4176

Tuesday May 19, 2009
McKeesport Palisades, McKeesport (Pittsburgh) PA
501 Water St, McKeesport PA
Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association
To reserve or purchase tickets, call:
Palisades (412) 370-2971 or WPSCA (412) 531-2990
or send a check and self-addressed envelope to WPSCA, Manor Oak Two, Suite 500, 1910 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220.

To reserve your tickets, call the contact listed for each show. You may also email a request to slovakcafe@yahoo.com indicating show date and number of tickets requested. Paypal accepted for email reservations. Contact slovakcafe@yahoo.com for payment order request.

For more about the group including videos, see the official website at www.thebackwards.sk.

Keep up to date with tour details as they become available, please see www.slovakcafe.com or email to slovakcafe@yahoo.com.

1 comment:

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I just found your blog through a link on Randy Seaver's blog, Genia-musings. I like the name, since I became an Accidental Genealogist a few years back. Funny how things happen sometimes.