|Live at the Washington Coliseum. Photo: Fred Ward|
Following their triumphant debut on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9, 1964, the Beatles very first concert in America took place at 8:31 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, at the Washington Coliseum at 3rd & M Streets, NE.
50 years later, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, this landmark concert will be reenacted as it occurred at the historic Washington Coliseum, with the iconic performance replicated by tribute band, Beatlemania Now who will play the original set list and then play other Beatles favourites. Presented by the DC Preservation League and Douglas Development Corporation, tickets will be on sale at www.beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com at $45 for general admission standing tickets and $100 for seating.
Doors will open at 6pm; with a selection of goodies from local food trucks and live music performed by Something Wild, an exhibition of Mike Mitchell’s original photographs, which will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the DC Preservation League, as well as other surprises.
The concert will be opened by The Beatles' original opener Tommy Roe and a 20-minute historic documentary featuring the history of The Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena from its concept and construction through its current and future incarnation.
|Photo: Fred Ward|
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