Beatles vs. Stones tribute show coming to Idaho Falls

Courtesy photo Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show Courtesy photo

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Which band is better: the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

An Idaho Falls audience will get the chance to make their pick when a pair of tribute bands take the stage Feb. 11 at the Colonial Theater.

Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show will provide many of the bands’ classic hits in a unique performance.

“Music fans never had a chance to see the Beatles and the Rolling Stones perform on the same marquee,” Chris LeGrand, who plays “Mick Jagger” in the show, said in a news release. “Now, music aficionados can watch this debate play out on stage.”

The Idaho Falls show is part of a 125 stop tour of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. The release said the production includes some of the more popular songs from the two rock pioneers and covers the scope of their musical careers, although the set list for Satisfaction usually includes Rolling Stones songs up to the 1980s.

“They certainly have more pop songs but we’re a really great live show,” LeGrand said in the release.

The bands each perform three sets during the two-hour show, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an encore involving both bands.

The band members have their outfits custom-made, since avid fans know exactly what the Beatles and Stones wore onstage during different time periods in their careers. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands as well.

“It’s just a fun time and a cool back-and-forth nonstop show,” Chris Overall, who plays Paul, said in the release.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26-$46 and are available idahofallsarts.org, by phone at 208-522-0471 or at the Colonial Theater Box Office, 450 A St.

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