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May 20, 2008 08:00 ET

National Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, May 23, at 10 am

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) -



Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to FRIENDSFIRST on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Saturday, May 24, at noon

National Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, May 23, at 10 am


Lennon. McCartney. Rescuers of rock 'n' roll. Leaders of a generation. No songwriting duo ever - or since - has made such an indelible imprint not only on people around the world but also across generations. This October, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Rik Emmett, mesmerizing singer/songwriter Damhnait Doyle, Prairie Oyster's celebrated frontman Russell deCarle and renowned multi-instrumentalist Andrew Craig come together for Let it Be, a once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrating the legacy of Lennon and McCartney.

Let it Be marks the first time these four talented vocalists will take the stage together. They will be accompanied by the 9-piece Day Tripper Band, which includes the exceptional musicianship of Canada's best touring and studio artists: Tim Bovaconti (lead guitar), Kevin Fox (cello), Blake Manning (drums), Maury LeFoy (bass), Kevin Adamson (keyboards), and Marcus Ali (saxophone). Musical Director Fergus Hambleton, best known as Sattalites' front man, lends his own talents on rhythm guitar and vocals.

Let it Be features a cadre of outstanding vocalists representing a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds from gospel, and jazz to pop, rock and country. "Canada is one of the richest and most diverse musical communities the world over and this unique collection of artists have touched every corner of that spectrum. The fact that each of these accomplished musicians has been influenced by what Lennon and McCartney gave to the world is a testament to the power of this music," Hambleton, a life-long Beatles fan, explains. "We are all excited about putting on a show that honours the history of this songwriting phenomenon."

John Lennon and Paul McCartney comprised the most important songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. In total, the duo co-wrote an astonishing 23 No. 1 singles, and changed the voice of popular music forever. Some of these hits will be featured in Let it Be, including Yesterday, In My Life, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Hey Jude and Magical Mystery Tour.

Produced by Phil Bathols and Andrew McKinnon, Let it Be was an unprecedented hit in their native Australia. Featuring a lineup of some of their country's beloved vocalists, including the legendary Leo Sayer, Let it Be: Australia gave audiences a unique chance to re-live the Beatles' music with the help of multitalented artists who lent their style and vocal ability to some of the most famous lyrics, and who shared their own personal and captivating connections to the music of Lennon and McCartney, creating an unforgettable concert event.



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LET IT BE

Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to FRIENDSFIRST on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Saturday, May 24, at noon

National Arts Centre, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale to NAC Members on Thursday, May 22, at 10 am
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, May 23, at 10 am

For tickets and information

Roy Thomson Hall National Arts Centre
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
(416) 872-4255 (613) 755-1111
www.roythomson.com www.ticketmaster.ca

Tickets also available at Ticketmaster Canada unless otherwise noted.
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