Abbey Road Studios opens for rare behind-the-scenes tour – dates and tickets
Beatles fans will have a special opportunity to enter the famous Abbey Road studios this summer.
A limited tour, titled “The Studios That Became a Legend,” will begin 50 years after the band’s album release from August 8-18.
The recording studio is usually closed to the public, so it’s a rare chance to see inside where some of the greatest albums of all time were created.
This, of course, includes the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ whose album cover which features the four members crossing a zebra crossing has become one of the most imitated images in pop culture.
It is the band’s 11th studio album and was released in 1969, reaching number one in the UK and US, contains the songs “Come Together”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something” and s has sold over 31 million copies.
Guests will have the chance to view the Studio Two echo chamber as well as the control and lecture room, with the premiere taking place on August 8, exactly 50 years to the day since the Beatles took the iconic photo.
Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan will explore the studios’ legacy of innovation, from the patenting of stereo to the invention of many recording techniques used around the world today.
They will also cover the studios’ experience with film music and demonstrate how they have been used to record some of the greatest films ever made, including Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter films, The Hobbit and more. recently Black Panther.
Other notable artists who have recorded albums at the studio include Adele, Pink Floyd, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga, Oasis, Kate Bush and Radiohead to name a few.
Find out below how to get tickets when they go on sale this week.
How to get tickets
They will go on general sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12 from www.seetickets.com.
Tickets are priced at £120 and include access to Studio Two and a talk.
Tours are available August 8-18 with different entry times to choose from.