The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Posted Tuesday, September 22nd

September 22, 2015

Media Contact:
Jane Onojafe
925.931.4855
jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(The Unauthorized) Rolling Stones: Featuring a core of Stones hits, the 9 piece Unauthorized Rolling Stones perform a dazzling theatrical show, paying reverence to the greatest acts of Classic Rock, from Zeppelin to Motown to Dylan.  “The best Mick this side of Jagger,” says long time rock DJ Paul “Lobster” Wells. And SF Mayor Willie Brown says “I LOVE the Unauthorized Rolling Stones!”  With hits like Satisfaction, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Beast of Burden, Gimme Shelter, Start Me Up, and many more.  Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10, 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets: $22.00 – $32.00.  Tickets: www.firehousearts.org, 925-931-4848, or at the center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.

Press Release

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Full-blown Rock N Roll Tribute   
Pleasanton, Calif.  Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center is proud to host the October 9 and 10 San Francisco Bay Area concerts.  While still wrapped around a core of Rolling Stones hits, the recently expanded nine-piece Unauthorized Rolling Stones is now a full-blown theatrical show, paying reverence to some of the greatest acts in Rock N Roll history. From Zeppelin to Motown to Dylan, Rudy Colombini’s new iteration of what was once just a popular Bay Area tribute band has catapulted them into the upper echelon of highly pedigreed Rock Shows.

“The best Mick this side of Jagger,” says long time rock DJ Paul “Lobster” Wells, and former SF Mayor Willie Brown gushed “I LOVE the Unauthorized Rolling Stones.”  Tour manager Doug Reynolds says the set lists are full of hits like Satisfaction, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Beast of Burden, Gimme Shelter, Start Me Up, and many more.

Reserved seating tickets: $22.00 – $32.00.  Tickets: www.firehousearts.org, 925-931-4848, or at the center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Shows: Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 p.m.  (Note: No opening act, early arrival recommended.)

The on-stage lineup includes all-star members and rock royalty bloodlines: Kevin Russell (Jersey Boys), Matty Pinder, (son of The Moody Blues’ Mike Pinder), Ronnie Smith, (Tommy Castro Band), and Sandy Griffith, (Celine Dion, Boz Skaggs, Kenny Loggins).  Keys and sax man Scott Reams joins original URS bass player Kenny Crampton.  And Colombini’s staggering, Jaggeresque persona engages in Stones-worthy onstage battles of the sexes with a trio of seductive, bluesy backup vocalists fondly dubbed the Jaggerettes.

Since their founding in 2001, Rudy Colombini and The Unauthorized Rolling Stones have brought the excitement, energy, and hits of a live Rolling Stones show to stages across the country. In 2014, founder and frontman Colombini expanded the band by adding all-star members from some of the biggest acts in music, resulting in a quantum leap that has left other Stones tributes in the dust.

Performing at prestigious theaters and venues nationwide, URS has opened for major acts like Elton John, Train, and close to fifty other household names. When not portraying Mick, Colombini is the co-founder and visionary behind the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame, (San Francisco Music City Project), under construction at 1353 Bush Street.

David Patrick of Spectator Magazine, and photographer for The Rolling Stone’s First Twenty Years, said it best: “They sounded more like the Rolling Stones than the Rolling Stones do. In fact, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones sang many of Stones’ songs better than the Stones!”

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855

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