The "Happy Birthday John!" Tour
September/October 2010

The Quarrymen are touring America this Fall with a special theatrical production to celebrate the 70th birthday of their old childhood friend and former band-mate, John Lennon. Their "Happy Birthday John!" Tour will see them perform 16 theatrical stage shows in just 19 days! Not even the Beatles in their touring heyday performed with such intensity! 14 of their shows will feature the band in a unique double-bill with special sneak previews of the new John Lennon biopic "Nowhere Boy". The show features all the members of the Quarrymen recounting reminiscences of their childhood and teenage experiences with John Lennon, illustrated by the primitive music they played together.

They have been chosen to perform their stage show at the US Premiere of the film in New York City and at the West Coast Premiere in Los Angeles. They are Guests of Honor at the Opening Night of the Aspen Film Festival. They will be also making a special guest appearance at New York's Radio City Music Hall at "A Night In The Life" with the Fab Faux.

The grand finale of their tour will take place in New York City on Saturday October 9th - the exact 70th birthday of John Lennon. On that night they are headlining "Happy Birthday John!" - a very special theatrical production taking place just a few blocks from the John Lennon Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park. Their Special Guests include: Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Marshall Crenshaw, Mark Hudson, Glen Burtnik, Never Shout Never, Garland Jeffreys and more. The show is hosted by Martin Lewis.

The tour dates for the stage show are listed below. Click on the venue name for further information and tickets.

For more information about The Quarrymen:

View a fan tribute on YouTube

Visit their official website

Read about them on Wikipedia

See the website they created in 1957!


Tuesday September 21New York, NY - US Premiere of "Nowhere Boy"
Thursday September 23Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Friday September 24Woodstock, NY - Rosendale Theatre (Rosendale)
Saturday September 25New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
(Special Guest Appearance)
Sunday September 26New London, CT - The Garde Arts Center
Monday September 27TV Show
Tuesday September 28Boulder, CO - The Boulder Theatre
Wednesday September 29Aspen, CO - The Wheeler Opera House
Thursday September 30Los Angeles, CA - Grauman's Egyptian Theatre
West Coast Premiere of "Nowhere Boy"
Friday October 01TV Show
Saturday October 02Las Vegas, NV - The Village at Lake Las Vegas
Sunday October 03Chicago, IL - The Music Box
Monday October 04New York, NY - The Paley Center
Tuesday October 05Philadelphia, PA - The Keswick Theatre
Wednesday October 06Albany, NY - The Egg
Thursday October 07Boston MA - The Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Friday October 08Danbury, CT - The Palace Theatre
Saturday October 09New York, NY - The Society For Ethical Culture
The "Happy Birthday John!" Concert - with Special Guests

The Quarrymen on July 6th 1957
(The Day That John Lennon & Paul McCartney First Met)

Eric Griffiths • Colin Hanton • Rod Davis • John Lennon • Pete Shotton • Len Garry

Original Quarrymen image © 1957 & 2010 - Geoff Rhind. Strictly copyrighted.
Not to be used without prior written consent.

The "Happy Birthday John!" show is a theatrical production conceived and produced by Bialystock & Bloom.

The show and the tour are presented by Bialystock & Bloom in association with The Weinstein Company,
The Paley Center, The American Cinematheque and Springtime Publicity & Marketing.

© 2010 Bialystock & Bloom