The new Let It Be UK Tour opens next week, so the cast took time out of rehearsals to visit the place where it all began, Liverpool.
After a successful Autumn 2018 tour, Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles goes back on tour with its updated show for Spring 2019.
The new UK tour opens next Tuesday (23 April) in Portsmouth, before visiting Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bath, Bradford and Norwich.
Ahead of the new tour, the cast were invited to the birthplace of The Beatles to officially launch a recently unveiled new mural of Abbey Road, to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the release of the album of the same name.
The Let It Be cast are Emanuele Angeletti (Paul McCartney), Richard Jordan (John Lennon), John Brosnan (George Harrison), and Ben Cullingworth (Ringo Starr). They donned their Abbey Road costumes to recreate the iconic album cover pictures.
The public interactive artwork can be found in the city’s quirky Baltic Triangle area, it was specially commissioned by visitor attraction The Beatles Story located at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and created by acclaimed Liverpool artist Paul Curtis.
To help celebrate the Abbey Road anniversary year, visitors are encouraged to visit the artwork and recreate the famous crossing scene – then share their images on social media with the hashtag #AbbeyRoad50
After a costume change into their smart Beatles suits, the Let It Be ‘Fab Four’ then embarked on the Long And Winding Road round Liverpool city centre to visit Beatles landmarks – where they caused quite a stir!
The four Day Trippers visited The Beatles statue on the Liverpool Waterfront, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, before making their way to Mathew Street – the scene of many iconic moments in the band’s history.
The Let It Be cast commented: “What a privileged to be invited to Liverpool to launch the Abbey Road mural by Paul Curtis and The Beatles Story, it was a magical moment for us to be part of. Visiting Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles and where it all began in their incredible history, was very fitting as we head towards the start of the new tour.
“The looks and welcome we received at the Beatles landmarks across the city was priceless. We were like a band on the run but we all came together with a little help from our friends to make it a real day in our lives to remember. We look forward to taking the show back on the road, and we cant wait to once again celebrate the music of The Beatles.”