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Dodgers to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Beatles' concert at Dodger Stadium08/19/2011 7:05 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers will host Beatles-themed events next homestand as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of the band's Dodger Stadium concert. Friday Night Fireworks at Dodger Stadium on August 26, presented by Pizza Hut, will be set to Beatles music and on Tuesday, August 30, cast from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas will perform on the field before the game and throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
The Beatles' concert at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, August 28, 1966 was the first-ever concert played at Dodger Stadium. The Club Level of Dodger Stadium that day was reserved for Dodger season ticket holders and The Beatles used the Dodger clubhouse as their green room and the Stadium Club for their introductory press conference.
To celebrate the anniversary of The Beatles' Dodger Stadium concert next homestand, the Dodgers will play Beatles music throughout the weekend series and at Tuesday's game, including the songs from the 1966 concert set list. Bob Eubanks, legendary television personality, former host of "The Newlywed Game" and the promoter that brought The Beatles to Dodger Stadium in 1966, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game on Friday, August 26.
On Tuesday, August 30, cast from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil will perform an act from their GRAMMY® Award-winning Las Vegas production. The performance will take place at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the field and will feature dancers and acrobats from "Drive My Car." The performance will conclude with the ceremonial first pitch, featuring the iconic "Teddy Boys" of LOVE.
Special ticket packages for Beatles and Cirque du Soleil fans are available for the Dodgers' weekend series against the Rockies from August 26-28 as well as for Tuesday, August 30 when the Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres. Tickets in the Preferred Field Box section are available for $40 and come with a commemorative gift from LOVE. This limited edition offer is available only through www.dodgers.com/LOVE.
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