The loving brainchild of former radio host J. Willoughby, Black Jacket Symphony is a classic rock cover experience like no other. Black Jacket Symphony audiences get to experience faithful and accurate recreations of the best rock and roll albums ever made. Since the band first debuted in 2009, Black Jacket Symphony has covered over 38 different albums and continues to create captivating setlists that draw in fans from across the country.
A Full Album From Start to Finish
J. Willoughby conceived of Black Jacket Symphony when he realized that many classic rock albums had become exceptionally influential to the musical world, many as influential as symphonies by classical composers like Mozart or Beethoven. Unlike tribute artists like Killer Queen, Black Jacket Symphony doesn't pretend to be the band it's emulating. Instead, it focuses on the music with tone-accurate recreations and album-based setlists. Instruments, musicians and vocalists are all chosen for their ability to sound as much like the artist as possible. Black Jacket Symphony has performed hundreds of times at venues across the country, and every year, it adds yet another classic album to its repertoire.
Where can I buy Black Jacket Symphony tickets?
Black Jacket Symphony concerts are a chance to relive important musical experiences of the last century. The next time Black Jacket Symphony is playing an album by your favorite band, purchase your tickets at StubHub.
What kind of music does Black Jacket Symphony play?
Black Jacket Symphony approaches traditional pop and rock albums with the respect usually reserved for classical music. Each concert is themed around a specific album, and every song is played with the same attention to detail as someone might use to recreate one of Beethoven's symphonies. This live experience helps preserve the tradition of popular music and gives fans a chance to relive the glory of their favorite musical era.
What are Black Jacket Symphony concerts like?
Every Black Jacket Symphony concert includes two parts. First, the band plays an entire album from start to finish with every note recreated as faithfully as possible. After an intermission, the band returns to play the greatest hits from the featured artist. Black Jacket Symphony isn't a traditional cover band, so it doesn't wear costumes or pretend to be the musician it's emulating. Concerts contain the same spirit as rock and roll shows of old while fans clap, cheer and whistle for their favorite tunes.
What albums has Black Jacket Symphony performed?
Black Jacket Symphony has been touring since 2009 and has covered over 38 rock and roll classics. Its most notable tributes include A Night at the Opera by Queen, Abbey Road by the Beatles and Purple Rain by Prince. Once Black Jacket Symphony performs an album, it becomes a semi-permanent part of its setlist. The band's 2019 lineup features Rumors by Fleetwood Mac and Hotel California by the Eagles.
Who are the members of Black Jacket Symphony?
The members of Black Jacket Symphony change based on the album that is being performed. The only truly recurring member is the founder, J. Willoughby. Recreation is the highest priority of every performance, and the lead singer and band members for each album are chosen based on their ability to emulate the artists in question.
How often does Black Jacket Symphony perform?
Black Jacket Symphony tours the US and performs almost every weekend of the month. The 2019 tour locations include Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and Tennessee. When Black Jacket Symphony visits a state, it tends to play at multiple venues in different cities. This extensive schedule makes it easy for audiences to listen to the music of their favorite classic rock bands.Back to Top
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