Youkey Theatre | Lakeland, Florida
If you love rock music that conquered the world decades ago, there are still great opportunities to enjoy these staples live on stage! This fall, Classic Albums Live Tribute Show delivers another great showcase featuring the remarkable music of The Police! With over 75 million records sold worldwide, the iconic English rock band basically had the whole ‘80s era at the palm of their hand. Their fifth studio album, Synchronicity, was a bittersweet moment in rock history because the band delivered the legendary hit, “Every Breath You Take,” but it was also The Police’s final studio album. On Thursday, 19th October 2023, rock fans in Lakeland, Florida, can go on a phenomenal nostalgic trip as Classic Albums Live highlights The Police’s Synchronicity on their 20th Anniversary Tour! The album will be performed in its entirety at the Youkey Theatre, plus some other hits from the band’s earlier releases! This is not your ordinary cover band because Classic Albums Live has over two decades of experience producing massive tributes to the greats like The Police! So quickly score your tickets now before it’s too late!
Synchronicity was undoubtedly The Police’s greatest studio album. The 1983 effort spawned several legendary hits, such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” and “Synchronicity II.” When it was released, The Police was six years into their career, and there were considered by many music experts as “the biggest band in the world.” Upon its release, Synchronicity topped both the U.S. and U.K. charts, as well as the charts in five other countries. Moreover, the album sold over eight million copies in the U.S. and several millions more in other territories. In addition to hitting it big on the charts, the album also received five Grammy nominations in 1984 and won three, including Album of the Year. Fourteen years after its release, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, it was also preserved in the United Recording Registry for its “cultural and historical” significance.
For a massively successful album like Synchronicity, it would be unfortunate to leave the work to be heard only through the record or online stream. The album’s legacy and remarkable musicality deserve a more immersive experience. This is why seeing a vastly seasoned tribute band like Classic Albums Live deliver the 1983 effort on stage is such a wildly exhilarating opportunity.
Classic Albums Live, led by founder Craig Martin, brings the greatest rock albums to life by recreating the original band’s production on the live stage. The songs are performed “note for note” and “cut for cut.” The show always brings in the best musicians in the world to perform these legendary albums. Mind you, Classic Albums Live is not your typical cover band that impersonates and copies the costumes of the original band. Instead, they focus on recreating the music. In a statement, Martin explains, “We don’t dress up or wear any sort of costume. All of our energy is put into the music. We want the performance to sound exactly like the album. Considering it's The Police’s music that made them stand out during their prime, not having theatrics at this upcoming concert at the Youkey Theatre is not really a big deal.
With over two decades of performing tribute shows and over 100 massive concerts a year, Classic Albums Live is the perfect band to bring The Police’s Synchronicity to life! If you’re keen on experiencing this amazing show at the Youkey Theatre on Thursday, 19th October 2023, then you better hurry and buy your tickets now!