Alan Parsons’ project is coming to the Adler Theater in Davenport tonight!
A master of progressive rock, the Alan Parsons Live Project, will perform at the Adler Theater in Davenport on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets for the event (from $30) are on sale in person at the Adler Theater Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Alan Parsons, now 72, began his career as an assistant engineer at famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Let It Be’, and quickly became one of the most searched names. in the recording industry after his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” according to a tour statement.
Parsons also served as sound engineer and associate producer on Steve Wilson’s album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)”. Released on February 25, 2013, it received critical acclaim and reached number three on the German charts. After being rewarded for his work behind glass, Parsons formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum progressive rock band featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson, and a rotating cast of studio musicians.
The Alan Parsons Project has garnered critical and commercial acclaim for certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles such as “Eye in the Sky”, “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me, among other hits.
Parsons – who also worked with Wings’ ‘Wild Life’, The Hollies’ ‘Hollies’ and Al Stewart’s ‘Year Of The Cat’ – earned 13 Grammy nominations for engineering and production, including a Grammy for the best surround sound. Album for a reissue of “Eye In The Sky” from 1982.
2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Parsons’ conception of Pink Floyd’s acclaimed album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, which continually charted in the Top 100 of the Billboard Charts from 1973 to 1988 with an estimated 50 million copies sold. Parsons was directly responsible for some of the more notable sonic aspects of the album as well as recruiting vocalist Clare Torry on “Great Gig In The Sky”.
The record earned him his first Grammy nomination for Best Engineering Album.
With his video series and his book, “The Art and Science of Sound Recording”, Parsons led the way in teaching audio technology, blending technology with art for his craft as a recording artist. sound engineer and producer-performer, according to the tour release.
He released a new studio album, “The Secret”, in April 2019. The album features guest appearances from Jason Mraz, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Steve Hackett.
Doors to the Adler show open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved tickets (from $30) are on sale at the Adler Theater box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. All tickets are subject to installation and box office surcharges.
For more information, visit https://alanparsons.com/.
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