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The 'wait' is finally over: The Band's classic concert film comes to life at ROH

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The Rev Tor Band is often joined by guest regional and national stars to give the live rendition of the concert film classic an authentic feel. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - The legendary New England-based jam band The Rev Tor Band presents a live stage performance of The Band's classic 1978 concert film, "The Last Waltz" next month at the Rochester Opera House.

The show features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film such as "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more.

Since 1996 The Rev Tor Band has maintained a powerful presence on the East Coast performing in venues from Maine to Key West. In their home stomping ground of New England, they keep a heavy performing schedule enthusiastically supported by a large following of dedicated fans.

Select regional and national artists join the Rev Tor Band to perform the songs of the film's original special guests in their own voice and with their own vibe making each show unique.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, the legendary rock group The Band performed The Last Waltz, their "farewell concert appearance" at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, many of whom were and are considered the living legends of their time. This historic event was captured by director Martin Scorsese and made into a concert film of the same name released in 1978. The performances captured on film that night were magical and the movie has achieved a cult classic status among many musicians today. It continues to be a major source of inspiration to all who see it.

PARTICULARS - The show starts at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) on Friday, February 16th. Tickets start at $22-26. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992, M/W/F from 10-5pm and 2-hours before the show.

The Rochester Opera House is sponsored by TD Bank North, Eastern Propane, Shaheen & Gordon P.A., and Norm Vetter Foundations. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH. Visit www.RochesterOperaHouse.com for more information.

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