(MIAMI – August 2017) South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents Classic Albums Live –Supertramp, Breakfast in America on Friday, August 18, 8pm. Tickets are $35 or $50 VIP*. To purchase tickets call 786-573-5300 or visit SMDCAC.org. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.
Classic Albums Live performs note for note from some of the greatest classic rock albums ever made. Here is what they have to say about their upcoming performance of Supertramp’s Breakfast in America album.
Supertramp took over where the Beatles left off. With fantastic arrangments, soaring vocals and deft musicianship - Supertramp found their way into your heart. “Goodbye Stranger” is a song I sang to my son when he was little. “The Logical Song” makes you believe in hope. Back in the day, I worked in the record department of a department store. I’d blast Breakfast in America and, as though in a trance, people would buy the album. It’s an album that accompanies us through life.
The two distinct vocals within Supertramp are, like the Beatles, the secret ingredient. When rehearsing the album we spent a lot of time getting all the layered vocals - they’re complex, melodic and full of meaning and the sound becomes a siren of joy.
Supertramp ruled the 80s with Breakfast in America. The album was everywhere. Hit after hit. Funny - the one song that wasn’t released as a single is my personal favourite track - “Child of Vision”. It’s a deep, uptempo, hypnotic song that sends the listener on a trip. We’ll be performing that song and the rest of the album in a way that no one else in world does; note for note - cut for cut.
*VIP Ticket includes preferred seating with a complimentary glass of beer or wine and table service throughout the performance.
Classic Albums Live brings together some of the country's finest musicians to recreate live on stage the exact sounds of the greatest albums of the 60s and 70s. Musicians are chosen according to their sound and their fit into a particular niche, be it Pink Floyd, The Beatles, or The Stones. The album might require a sitar player, a children's choir, a string quartet or someone to ring the alarm clock. Whatever it takes, the musicians treat these revered albums like a score -the way a symphony orchestra treats Mozart.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).