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Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 11:37 a.m.

Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater to play entire 'Sgt. Pepper' album

By Bob Needham

The Fab Faux—the don't-call-them-a-tribute-band band that recreates the music of the Beatles in concert settings—will play the Michigan Theater on April 21 in a show featuring the entire "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album, concert promoter LiveNation has announced.

The band won over Ann Arbor fans last March, when it performed the Beatles' "Abbey Road" at the Michigan.

Although Beatles tribute bands are a fairly common phenomenon, the Fab Faux set themselves apart in a couple ways: First, they don't dress like the Beatles and make no pretense of "playing" the original musicians. And second, they play a lot of the Beatles' later, much more complex music—so complex that the Beatles themselves didn't attempt to perform it on stage.

Tickets for the show start at $29.50. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via and Ticketmaster.

While "Abbey Road" no doubt provided a challenge, "Sgt. Pepper" may be even more of one. With its rich orchestrations and non-traditional pop instrumentation, hearing it in concert should be a memorable experience.

Many consider "Sgt. Pepper" to be the Beatles' high point. Rolling Stone has declared "Sgt. Pepper" "the most important rock & roll album ever made." Issued in 1967, the album includes classic songs like "A Little Help From My Friends," "When I'm 64" and "A Day in the Life."

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 6:38 p.m.

The link to a piece about their earlier Abbey Road show does not go to the intended page.

Bob Needham

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 6:43 p.m.

Sorry, that's fixed now. thanks.

Matt Cooper

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 5:04 p.m.

This would be worth going to even if only just to see Will Lee jam on his bass. Great musician!!!