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Alan Parsons Live Project performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Jan. 30

by jmaloni

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Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm

Tickets on sale Sept. 6

For decades, Alan Parsons has earned a reputation as one of rock's creative geniuses. Now, this artist brings Alan Parsons Live Project to the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Part of the "BPO Rocks" series, the concert takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Parsons started his career at London's Abbey Road Studios. As a sound engineer, he worked on the final two Beatles albums and made his name working on the classic Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon." After many successful experiences in album production for an array of artists, he formed the Alan Parsons Project in 1975. The group released a string of critically acclaimed albums in the 1970s and 1980s. The act's major hit, "Sirius," served as the theme for the Chicago Bulls, the walk-on music for the New Orleans Saints at the 2010 Super Bowl, and has been heard in many movies and at countless sporting events.

Parsons continues to push the envelope as both a musician and a producer. Recent years have seen him delve into electronica, collaborate with musicians from the band Yes and with Mexican superstar Alecks Syntek, and produce albums from his Santa Barbara studio for ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, among others. He shares his engineering and production expertise through a 2010 three-DVD set, and through engineering master classes throughout the world.

Tickets for Alan Parsons Live Project with the Buffalo Philharmonic range from $39 to $59. VIP tickets are available for $75. This concert replaces the previously scheduled date with Randy Newman, as the show is now cancelled. Other concerts on the "BPO Rocks" series are The Hit Men on Oct. 25; "The Music of Led Zeppelin" on Nov. 7; "A Tribute to Neil Diamond" on Nov. 22; Blood Sweat & Tears on Feb. 28; and "The Music of Michael Jackson" on May 1. Series subscriptions are available and save 25 percent off the single ticket price. For tickets or subscriptions, call 716-885-5000, or visit bpo.org or the BPO box office at Kleinhans Music Hall.

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