Metaphorically speaking, four veteran classic rockers are set to stride across Abbey Road in formation.
Alan Parsons, the one-time Beatles (and Pink Floyd) engineer and keyboardist/leader of his own '70s progressive-rock Project, is the musical director of "A Walk Down Abbey Road." He has assembled three other FM-radio luminaries to play a set of Beatles songs on tour this summer, according to the tour's producer.
Todd Rundgren will play guitar and sing; Heart's Ann Wilson will sing; and the Who's John Entwistle will play bass. A drummer, second guitarist and second keyboardist/vocalist will be procured to round out the band.
The first half of each show will showcase three or four songs from each marquee performer. The second half will tackle an assortment of Beatles tunes being selected by Parsons.
This is neither Entwistle's nor Rundgren's first Beatles-oriented tour: Each toured in a different edition of Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band during the '90s.
The tour will open June 15 at Humphrey's in San Diego, according to the package's booker, with other dates to be announced. "A Walk Down Abbey Road" will likely run from that date until the end of July.