Arlo Guthrie The Alice's Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour 2019
Arlo Guthrie: The ‘Alice’s Restaurant Back by Popular Demand Tour’
January 14, 2019 at 7pm & January 15, 2019 at 7pm
It was Woody Guthrie’s dream to have enough kids to form a family band that would travel the country. Guthrie’s son Arlo has fulfilled at least part of the dream with his Alice’s Restaurant tour, featuring his daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie. The tour will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film Alice’s Restaurant. The saga of Alice’s Restaurant, the song that became the anthem for anti-stupid, began as a friendly gesture when Guthrie, 15, was arrested for littering. He was deemed unfit for the army and he wrote a song about it when he was 19. It quickly became an anti-establishment anthem.
In July 2017, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original release of Guthrie’s debut album, Rhino Records re-released the full mono version of the song on 180 gram vinyl. In March 2018, the national recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, as it is properly known, into a registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance on the American soundscape.