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January 10, 2018

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 
 

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE TO RECREATE PINK FLOYD:  'THE WALL' AT MCCC
Only About 175 Tickets are Still Available

MONROE, Mich. – Classic Albums Live will recreate the magic of one of the most ambitious and controversial album projects of the 1970s, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater.

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

The band will recreate the iconic rock masterpiece cut for cut, note for note, using every instrument it took, exactly as you remember it – no wigs, no samples and no costumes.  In addition, Classic Albums Live will perform other memorable Pink Floyd songs from that period.

According to Craig Martin, producer of the Classic Albums Live series, which includes similar recreations of albums by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums produced start to finish.  For many of us, this is the music we grew up with – the soundtrack of our lives.”

MCCC hosted Classic Albums Live’s rendition of The Beatles “Abbey Road” last year.

Martin said that all of the focus is put into the music, and the works are performed the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. 

“We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation,” he said.  “We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live.  We never use tape or computers.”

Ranked as No. 87 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, “The Wall” was released in November 1979 and took almost two years to make.  According to Rolling Stone, it is Pink Floyd’s most elaborately theatrical album and was inspired by the “alienating enormity of their tours after ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ album.”  Rolling Stone calls “The Wall” rock music’s “ultimate self-pity opera” that is “hypnotic in its indulgence.”  The magazine notes “the totalitarian thunder of ‘In the Flesh?', the suicidal languor of ‘Comfortably Numb’ and the anti-institutional spleen of the album's unshakable disco hit, ‘Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2.'" Rolling Stone sums up “The Wall” by stating that “rock-star hubris has never been more electrifying.”

Only about 175 tickets remain for the show.  Tickets are $27 and can be purchase on the Web at www.monroeccc.edu/theater or via phone by calling (734) 384-4272.  They can also be purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (7344) 384-4201 or tryder@monroeccc.edu.

The 2017-18 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are the DTE Energy Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Consumers Energy and The Foundation at MCCC.
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