Last Ohio stop on the tour!
Arlo Guthrie is on an 18-month North American tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” A playing of the song “Alice’s Restaurant” has long been a Thanksgiving tradition for us and we’re happy to see Arlo will perform his most prominent work in its entirety at each stop on the tour.
Guthrie will also present material from throughout his career during the jaunt.
“I didn’t think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ again,” Arlo Guthrie said in a statement announcing the tour. “It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else. The fact that I have contended with it for five decades either by having to learn it again or by not doing it, has been an interesting balancing act. I’m surely looking forward to adding it to the repertoire though for the 50th anniversary tour.”
Arlo’s band for the tour includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives.
Arlo Guthrie Presents “The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour”.
Poster created by Bear (rawsugarstudio.com)