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Arlo Guthrie

Alice's Restaurant Tour

  • Mar 18 , 2020
  • ticket prices start at $32
  • UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the single ticket on-sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets. 

     

    Special group pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the ticket office directly at 314-516-4949 for more information. 

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the movie Alice’s Restaurant, based on the song by Arlo Guthrie. 

Guthrie wrote a folk song about a series of incredulous events that began on Thanksgiving in 1965. Alice’s Restaurant Massacree struck a chord with the anti-war counterculture. By 1967 Guthrie had gone from playing small clubs to playing festivals and stadiums.

“Arthur Penn (who had just finished filming Bonnie & Clyde) heard the record when it came out in 1967,” recalled Guthrie in an interview with NYS Music. “He also happened to live in Stockbridge, where the events took place. He thought it would be a great idea to make it into a movie. And he did.”

For this tour, Guthrie will be joined on stage by longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals), and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion). His daughter, singer/songwriter Sarah Lee Guthrie, will be opening each performance.

“I didn’t think I was gonna live long enough to have to learn Alice’s Restaurant again,” Arlo Guthrie says with a smile. “It was a quirky kinda thing to begin with. Nobody writes an 18-minute monologue expecting fame and fortune. The initial success of the song really took me by surprise more than anyone else… I’m surely looking forward to it again being a centerpiece of my live repertoire.”

Friends members get access to special experiences for events within the Discover series, this can include special giveaways, drink tickets, artist meet and greets and backstage tours.  Please call the ticket office at 314-516-4949 for more details. 

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