Alan Parsons will rock Celebrity Theatre
Danny Zelisko Presents an evening with Alan Parsons Live Project at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Reserved tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 5th at www.celebritytheatre.com.
This legendary talent began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let It Be, and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry for his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, sound engineer and associate producer for Steve Wilson’s album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).” Released February 25, 2013, it received critical applause and rated #3 on the German album charts.
After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons, a true Renaissance man and talented musician, formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling progressive rock band featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians. The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky,” “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me” among other successes.
CAREER-DEFINING RECORDS: The Beatles – Abbey Road, The Beatles – Let It Be, Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wings – Wild Life, The Hollies – Hollies, Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat, The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot, The Alan Parsons Project – Eve, The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons – A Valid Path. He has received gold and platinum awards from many countries, including 11 Grammy Award nominations for engineering and production, which includes a nomination for Best Surround Sound Album for A Valid Path. 2013 marked the 40th Anniversary of Parsons engineering the acclaimed Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side Of The Moon (which includes the hit, Great Gig In The Sky). TDSOTM placed in the TOP 100 Billboard Charts (1973 to 1988) with an estimated 50 million copies sold. Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of singer Clare Torry. His involvement made a significant impact on the success of the album, which garnered Parsons a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
With his recently released book, “Art & Science of Sound Recording,” Parsons has been leading the way regarding technology, blending tech with art for his craft as a recording engineer and producer-performer. Compiling his years of expertise into his book (and DVD set), there’s nothing else like it available in the marketplace.
Sony has re-released his music collection in vinyl, and now in the new state-of-the-art surround sound @ 45 rpm (12” record size) is the 40th Anniversary of Tales of Mystery and Imagination, vinyl double album soon to release.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved tickets ($35, $60, $85 and $185) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 5th at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.