Folk icon Arlo Guthrie will bring the Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour for one performance only to The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre at 8 p.m. Friday, May 1. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Performing for over 50,000 people in the pouring rain at Woodstock in 1969, Arlo Guthrie cemented his status as a folk legend early on. The son of folk forefather Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie has been at the face of the movement for over 50 years. In 1967, Guthrie signed a major label deal with Warner Bros./Reprise Records.
Bursting onto the scene with Alice’s Restaurant, Guthrie’s knack for politically charged, guitar-laden storytelling caught on, making him a mainstay of the “folk boom” era.
The album would lead to a film of the same name. Rubbing shoulders with legendary folk artists Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, Guthrie continued to blaze a trail for socially conscious music. Guthrie released his 1976 album Amigo to critical acclaim, earning a five-star rating from Rolling Stone.
In 1983, Guthrie formed Rising Son Records. For more information, visit risingsonrecords.com.
Tickets will go on sale at noon, Saturday, Nov. 29 and can be purchased at the Old National Centre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, oldnationalcentre.com, ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Reserved Seat Tickets are $35 and $45; VIP tickets (including meet and greet) are $65.