When the Happy Together Tour rolls into town, a beautiful kind of magic trick occurs. For just a little while, the cares of the current world seem somehow to melt away as the sound of a free, colorful era long gone rises up in the air once more. It gives us all a glimpse of what it was like to live in that golden moment of the 1960s, when the glorious vocal harmonies of The Turtles and their contemporaries came bursting out of just about every radio and jukebox in America.
When Turtles frontmen Flo & Eddie — and the rest of their ’60s pop/rock compatriots on the bill — step up to the microphone, the years melt away as the hits of the Aquarian Age come back around. It’s enough to make even the most jaded listener believe in the possibilities of flower power again, for at least as long as the concert lasts.
Few bands embody the spirit of classic ’60s pop like The Turtles, fronted by the legendary Flo & Eddie, aka Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan. A quintessential exponent of the summery-sounding, harmony-heavy “sunshine pop” coming out of the West Coast in the mid-to-late ’60s, The Turtles stamped their name on pop/rock history forevermore with indelible hits like “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Showed Me,” “Elenore,” and, of course, the immortal “Happy Together.”
In 1984, Flo & Eddie mounted the first Happy Together tour, bringing the sounds of the ’60s to a new era on a bill with The Association and other like-minded peers. Over the years, a lofty list of ’60s heroes have joined The Turtles on the tour, including The Cowsills, The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, and The Classics IV, giving contemporary audiences a taste of that old-school magic.
Happy Together Tour will be live at The Carolina Opry Theater on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase by clicking button below, by phone at 800-843-6779 or in person at the box office.