You Guys Wanna See the World’s Weirdest John Denver Concert?

From The Village Voice:

John Denver

John Denver is coming to town, and he’s bringing his old bandmates with him. Together, they’re kicking off the “Rocky Mountain High Concert” U.S. tour in Westbury on Friday (at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury), and then looping back around to Best Buy Theatre on Tuesday, February 12. And they’ll be playing all the hits, all the songs you’ve known and loved for the past four decades: “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” “Annie’s Song.” “Rocky Mountain High.” Lots more. What’s that, you say? John Denver’s been dead since 1997? No problem.

While there’s no Tupac-style hologram involved in Denver’s on-stage resurrection, the estate of the iconic singer-songwriter has put together a stage show in which they’ve gone through the vaults and found particularly excellent-sounding live performance footage from his old tours in America, Japan, Australia and elsewhere; isolated just him, his singing and his guitar playing on a huge screen; and enlisted old bandmates (and a string section) to play along with that footage live. “For the first time in 15 years, audiences will experience John Denver in concert,” touts organizers.

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