PALMDALE – Showcasing rock and roll classics such as Jumping Jack Flash, Paint it Black, Satisfaction, and It’s Only Rock and Roll, “The Hollywood Stones: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones” will take the stage this Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater as part of the City of Palmdale’s 2012 Starlight Concert Series.
“’The Hollywood Stones’ are an amazing five piece tribute band to one of rock and rolls most legendary and longest lasting groups,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar. “They’ve been together for more than a dozen years and their shows are packed with a street fighting stage attitude and full-tilt classic rock as they relive the biggest hits of the Rolling Stones.”
The band is comprised of Dick Swagger, a Mick Jagger impersonator who reproduces studio quality Mick Jagger vocals with all the legendary Jagger moves and costumes; Keef Riffoff, who nails Keith Richards to a T, from his rolling rhythm guitar, to his stage prowling presence; Harley Watts, the drummer who plays with the same subtle elusive groove as Stones drummer Charlie Watts; Rick Taylor, who covers with precision the solos and licks of all the Stones’ guitarists; and Will Hyman, an extraordinary bass player with a powerful understated manner who, teamed with Harley Watts, recreates that Rolling Stones pulse.
The Hollywood Stones have garnered an impressive array of critical acclaim over the years.
Slash, of “Guns N’ Roses, has said, “I love great cover bands, and what you guys do is cool.”
Showtime! Magazine called them “America’s best and most popular Rolling Stones tribute band.”
NBC News said they were “the premier Rolling Stones Tribute Band.”
Rock and roll legend Eric Burdon called the group a “bloody time machine, just like The Stones!”
Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $10, which includes express entry and seating at the front of the stage, ensuring that VIP ticket holders can arrive just before the concert and still get one of the best seats in the house. VIP seating is theater style (first-come, first-served), with chairs provided courtesy of the Antelope Valley Mall. Guests 12 and younger will need to purchase a VIP ticket to be seated in the VIP area.
Season passes, VIP and individual concert tickets are on sale now at the parks and recreation office, located at 38260 10th Street East. Palmdale residents must bring proof of residency (California I.D., drivers license or current utility bill) to purchase a season pass at the resident fee.
New this year, VIP and individual concert tickets can be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/starlight.