The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Salina has announced the return of two popular acts.
Get The Led Out: A Led Zeppelin Tribute will perform Sunday, September 17th and comedian Kathleen Madigan makes her way back to Salina on Friday, November 3rd. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets for both go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, Get The Led Out re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed.
Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. Get The Led Out also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.
Get The Led Out has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. Get The Led Out’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.” Get The Led Out has performed at the Stiefel Theatre three previous times.
Kathleen Madigan, one of the most respected comedians of her generation, will make her second appearance at the Stiefel. SHe has performed on nearly every stand-up television show ever made over her 25 year career: Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She’s also made regular appearances on Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT.
She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, which iTunes named one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2013. The special premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews and is available on CD, DVD and download.
She’s released five CDs and three DVDs and starred in one Netflix special, one Showtime special, two HBO specials, three Comedy Central specials and four CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White.