The Historic North Theatre will have Danville's classic rock radio station, 1045 The Dan, present THE RETURN-The Beatles Tribute Band at the theatre, 629 N. Main St., Danville, VA. on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 PM. This one night only show will benefit the Danville Salvation Army. Attendees are asked to bring a can good to benefit the Salvation Army Holiday Food Drive. Tickets have been specially discounted to $25.00, 20.00, 15.00 and 10.00. They are available by calling the theatre box office at 434-793-SHOW (7469) or online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com.
THE RETURN is considered one of the top Beatles Tribute bands in the country. Historic North Theatre owner Wayne Alan saw them perform about a year ago and was blown away. He said, "It is like being in Liverpool and watching the Beatles in the early 1960's, they are great." There will also be a Beatles Look-A-Like contest. The person that most resembles one of the original Beatles will win $50.00 cash and two tickets to a future show at The Historic North Theatre.
The Return got its start back in 1995 when four young friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs just for the fun of it. It wasn't long before they played in front of an audience at the request of a friend and as it turned out, were very well received. That show-which was supposed to be a one time thing–led to another gig, which led to another and so on until the band found themselves playing on a regular basis. They decided to go ahead and make it official. They named themselves the Roaches.
As time went on, they began to polish up their act a bit and became fixated on the idea of striving for the highest level of authenticity possible. They wanted to recreate the early sixties Beatles concert experience from the tiniest detail (John Lennon's on-stage gum-chewing) to the biggest, most expensive details (using exact replicas of the instruments and gear the Beatles used). While they were learning to comb their moptops just right and finding the right Beatle boots and black suits to wear, they were also learning each song note for note, rhythm for rhythm-getting the signature moves and 'looks' of the Fab Four down pat, too. They practiced relentlessly–with a growing passion for getting their show just right. In the years that followed a few members came and went, and the band took on a more professional presence. They got an agent, changed their name to the Return, and began to command the attention of more widely renowned clients not only in the United States, but in multiple other countries as well-including England.