Originally Published: June 8, 2017 8:32 p.m.
When “Turn the Page: A Tribute to Bob Seger” returns to Prescott for its show at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St, on Friday, June 9, there’s going to be a couple new members playing than there were the last time the band was in Prescott, said the show’s Seger, Sam Morrison, commenting that the new keyboard player employs a real Hammond Organ.
“The thing weighs a ton and he takes it to every show,” Morrison said. “Once you hear the real thing, there’s no going back to an electronic version. It makes a big difference in the show, having the real organ back there and I’m sure the people are going to hear it and they will notice it for certain.”
There’s also a new guitar player who used to be the old keyboard player but had left the band for a while, he said.
Even though the Turn the Page show has been around for a decade, it still has stepping stones and milestones, such as performing on “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on AXS TV, Morrison said, commenting they recently got to perform live in front of 44 million people at the Whiskey A Go Go theater in Hollywood.
“That’s what they said the viewership was for the night that we played,” he said, adding it was one of his goals to be on that show. “Definitely a mile marker.”
Plus, not only did the appearance on the show kick up interest in the Turn the Page show, but the real Bob Seger is also on tour and Turn the Page will be hitting up all the cities Seger isn’t, Morrison said. The show at the Elks will be at 7 p.m. and tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors.
Morrison said he grew up listening to Seger, calling him one of his heroes, and noted that being able to play music for a living is a dream come true. When you get up every day and do what you love doing, it means never working a day in your life, he said. Seger also has a great catalogue of music, Morrison said.
“When they give us 90 minutes to play, the hardest part is figuring out what songs to leave out, because he’s got so many good ones,” he said, also remarking how much he loves Prescott. “Prescott is one of our favorite places that we’ve ever played and we’ve always looked forward to coming back.”
Tickets are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the box office one hour prior to the performance.