Sponsored by Hawaii Theatre Center
Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and celebrate the best of their hit album “Abbey Road” with “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” at the Hawaii Theatre Center on May 31, 2019!
In celebration of the anniversary of “Abbey Road,” RAIN will bring the greatest hits of the epic recording to life in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. The mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome, delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that the Associated Press calls, “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles.”
Spanning the generations, RAIN’s audiences include the vast majority of older fans who never got to see The Beatles perform live as well as fans who were not yet born when the band hit America.
The story of RAIN actually begins in the mid-1970s when keyboardist Mark Lewis joined forces with four other local musicians who together formed the band that was originally called “Reign” and played throughout the Los Angeles/Orange County area. With their mutual love for the music of The Beatles, Reign was in demand to play Beatles music and rode an enormous wave of nostalgia for the band that had broken up in 1970. Before long they had built a strong devoted following in and around Los Angeles. Following numerous misspellings in the media and advertising, “Reign” became RAIN (also the title of a 1966 Beatles single). A big break came for RAIN when Dick Clark hired them to record the music for the 1979 made-for-TV movie Birth of the Beatles.
RAIN’s intention was not just to cover songs by The Beatles, but to take it to a new level and play songs that the band had never performed live, doing them note-for-note just like the records. At the time, ‘tribute bands’ were non-existent.
About Hawaii Theatre
Built in 1922, the Hawaii Theatre is the second largest proscenium performance facility in the state and the only remaining theatre of its type in Hawaii. Listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, it is recognized locally, nationally and internationally for its superb technical capacity and beautiful ambiance. The Hawaii Theatre Center was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.