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    The Musical Box to Play String of Dates on East Coast of North America

    The Genesis tribute, endorsed by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins themselves, will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT on Sunday, March 25th
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    The Musical Box, critically acclaimed tribute to the progressive rock band Genesis, began a string of dates along the east coast of the United States that will end in their homebase of Quebec, Canada in late April. They will perform Genesis’ seminal album Selling England by the Pound in it entirety, along with a special The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway encore for most of the tour dates, including a stop at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT on Sunday, March 25th. Named for the Genesis song from their 1971 album Nursery Cryme, the French-Canadian tribute band faithfully recreates performances from the era of Genesis when Peter Gabriel was the lead singer. The members are singer and performer Denis Gagné (Peter Gabriel), guitarist François Gagnon (Steve Hackett), bassist Sébastien Lamothe (Mike Rutherford), keyboardist Guillaume Rivard (Tony Banks), and drummer Marc Laflamme (Phil Collins). Along with playing 1973’s Selling England by the Pound in it entirety, the Musical Box also occasionally performs a special set called “the Black Show,” described thusly by fellow LMNR writer Stacey Rose: “[It is] a show known to hardcore Genesis fans, only done in North America, and never officially recorded by Genesis, but can be found on grainy bootlegs if you look hard enough. Lucky us though, we got to see an incredible recreation of it!  The set is an all-dark stage with giant circle spotlights to highlight “Peter Gabriel” at his most extreme in costume and improvisation and done beautifully and faithfully by Denis Gagné who completely throws himself into the part, studying every nuance of Peter Gabriel’s performance.  He even learned to play flute for the part as testimony to the dedication!”

    Check out Stacey Rose’s review of the Musical Box’s “Black Show” in Boston last year HERE.

    As I am a massive fan of all things progressive rock- especially early Genesis tunes- seeing the Musical Box live is a “bucket list” item for me. I’m excited to once again see a prog concert at the Ridgefield Playhouse, a beautiful theater where I’ve seen Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy twice in the last two years. RSVP to the Facebook event HERE and buy tickets to the show HERE.

    THE MUSICAL BOX 2018 TOUR DATES:

    MAR 21SEBTP WITH SPECIAL LAMB SET ENCOREBOSTON MAUSAWILBUR THEATRE
    MAR 23SEBTPITHACA NYUSASTATE THEATRE OF ITHACA
    MAR 24SEBTP WITH SPECIAL LAMB SET ENCORENORTHAMPTON MAUSACALVIN THEATRE
    MAR 25SEBTP WITH SPECIAL LAMB SET ENCORERIDGEFIELD CTUSARIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
    MAR 29SEBTPBELLEVILLE ONCANEMPIRE THEATRE
    MAR 30SEBTP WITH SPECIAL LAMB SET ENCOREN. TONAWANDA NYUSARIVIERA THEATRE
    MAR 31SEBTP WITH SPECIAL LAMB SET ENCOREN. TONAWANDA NYUSARIVIERA THEATRE
    APR 6BLACK SHOWSTE-THÉRÉSE QCCANTHÉÂTRE LIONEL-GROULX
    APR 7SEBTPSAINTE-MARIE QCCANSALLE MÉCHATIGAN
    APR 11SEBTPLAVAL QCCANSALLE ANDRÉ-MATHIEU
    APR 13SEBTPOTTAWA ONCANCENTREPOINTE THEATRE
    APR 14SEBTPRAMA ONCANCASINO RAMA
    APR 19SEBTPST-JÉRÔME QCCANTHÉÂTRE GILLES-VIGNEAULT
    APR 21BLACK SHOWSHERBROOKE QCCANTHÉÂTRE GRANADA
    APR 22SEBTPST-EUSTACHE QCCANLE ZÉNITH
    APR 24SEBTPBROSSARD QCCANL’ÉTOILE DIX30
    APR 26SEBTPTERREBONNE QCCANTHÉÂTRE DU VIEUX TERREBONNE

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