Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie has embarked on an 18-month tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired his seminal song, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree."
A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, "Alice's Restaurant" has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe. Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety each night on the tour, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he's released since his debut, Alice's Restaurant (1967).
The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour brings together an ensemble of fine musicians never to grace the stage together at one time. Arlo's deft band includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards).
Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. More than 75,000 photos have recently been digitized, and selections will be projected along with Peter Star's claymation film depicting Arlo's "Motorcycle Song."