UPDATE: 9/21/2020 - Due to routing issues, the Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown tribute show scheduled for Monday, September 21 has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 pm. Fans are asked to hold tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Please contact the original point of purchase for your tickets if you have any questions or to request a refund.

For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones? Through their heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas -- even entire albums – from their Liverpool counterparts. At the same time, the Beatles secretly envied the Stones’ “bad boy” image and attitude, often copying their style.

The Beatles and the Stones are unmistakably great, scoring an array of hits that changed musical history, but only one can be the best on the forthcoming cool fall night in Brookings.

The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Swiftel Center on Monday, September 21 at 8:00 pm.

The show will be totally following the guidelines of COVID-19 safety and protocol.

Beatles vs Stones press release
Beatles vs Stones press release

Tickets are $39 - $59 and may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Swiftel Center is located at 824 32nd Ave, Brookings, SD 57006. The show is appropriate for all ages. Full COVID protocols and socially distanced seating are in place at the Swiftel Center.

Beatles vs Stones press release
Beatles vs Stones press release

The touring rivalry is set up beautifully for the fans. They continuously exchange barbs in defending their own band.

“The Beatles cornered the rock market on cute suits and fluffy hairdos, but then they stood still on stage and modeled them,” that according to Chris LeGrand, who plays a dead ringer for Mick Jagger in both swagger and ability.

“The Stones rocked the stage, and worked as hard as the bluesmen they modeled their stage show after, generating the smoldering sexuality that came to be a hallmark of great rock-n-roll acts. The Beatles? Well, they were cute! The Stones were the original punks, outsiders at best. Beatles took tea with the bloody Queen--how rock-n-roll is that?!”

Well played. Beatles vs Stones promises to be an exciting night out.

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