Returning to the Athens Theatre in DeLand by popular demand at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, is Turnstiles, a terrific tribute to the ultimately hummable tunes of the original Piano Man, Billy Joel, who had 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list over a span of 30 years. So, if you’re a Billy Joel fan, you’re already a Turnstiles fan!
Tony Monaco (Turnstiles’ bandleader) has assembled a five-piece band including some of the finest musicians in South Florida to join him in paying tribute to Billy Joel’s unforgettable music.
Never intending to be an impersonator, Monaco’s focus is on the music and on delivering a faithful and completely live Billy Joel experience to share with his audience. Turnstiles has performed for hundreds of thousands of fellow Billy Joel fans, leaving them humming along to timeless classic songs like “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl,” “Only the Good Die Young” and, always, “Piano Man.”
The following night, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, “set the night on fire” as The Dirty Doors bring excitement, energy and passion to the timeless, classic rock music of Jim Morrison and The Doors.
Based in Atlanta, The Dirty Doors faithfully re-create the magic of a Doors concert in both sound and stage presence, with all the hits that changed your musical life, including “Light My Fire,” “Hello, I Love You” and “Riders on the Storm.”
The band features Reed Barrickman on vocals, Matt Boehnlein on guitar, Geoff Lewis on keyboards, and Alex Selph on drums. Watching frontman Barrickman perform is like watching Jim Morrison reincarnated just for your enjoyment — so this is one you will not want to miss!
Ticket prices for either show are $35 for preferred reserved seating (first six rows orchestra, and two rows center balcony), and $30 for general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase.
All tickets are available online at the Athens Theatre website at www.AthensDeLand.com, or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 1 1/2 hours before live performances.