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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425,
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News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan, 785-532-6415,

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009


MANHATTAN -- The award-winning Beatles concert, "RAIN -- A Tribute to the Beatles," will be at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The concert is part of the 2009-2010 McCain Performance Series.

"RAIN" boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as "Yesterday" and "Hey Jude," to classic hits of "Revolution" and "Come Together."

"RAIN" covers the Fab Four from their very first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance, through the "Abbey Road" album, the psychedelic late '60s and their hard-rocking rooftop days. "RAIN" is a multimedia, multidimensional experience that includes a fusion of historical footage and television commercials from the 1960s.

For the four longtime band members -- Joey Curatolo as Paul McCartney, Joe Bithorn as George Harrison, Ralph Castelli as Ringo Starr and Steve Landes as John Lennon, with a little help from their friend Mark Lewis, keyboards and percussion – the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, "RAIN" has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance. All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences.

The concert is suitable for the entire family. Tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $17.50 for K-State students and $35 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty, children and military are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at