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Gather Round Sounds Tour comes to the Sandler Center

Gather Round Sounds Tour, Sandler Center

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Today, acclaimed pop/soul group Lake Street Dive celebrates the summer solstice by sharing a gorgeous, sun-kissed version of the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” featuring rising singer-songwriter Monica Martin. Find it HERE. The new track release is timed with the announcement of the band’s 2023 Gather Round Sounds Tour this fall (with special guest Monica Martin).

Gather Round Sounds Tour, Sandler Center

Lake Street Dive on “Can’t Help Falling In Love” Featuring Monica Martin:

"When we were preparing to tour together with Monica, we were dying to perform a song with her at the center. She brought in the idea of "Can't Help Falling in Love,” so we worked up this arrangement on the road to fit the acoustic intimacy of the tour’s namesake— ‘Gather Round Sounds.’ The recording is done the same way; all six of us completely live in one room with no headphones. You can hear every little breath and the closeness of Monica, Rachael, and Akie singing together. What a joy to perform this timeless classic with the timeless Monica Martin!” Monica Martin concurs:

“We sang this every night on tour at the top of their encore, and it was such a dream, we had to cut it to record!”

The Langley Federal Credit Union Concert Series will present the semi-acoustic, 2023 Gather Round Sounds Tour (with special guest Monica Martin) on Friday, October 25 at 8:00 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The tour feature fan favorites, deep cuts, and new material all presented in a relaxed, easy going, living room style setting. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 23 at 10am and can be purchased at or by visiting the Sandler Center box office located at 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65, $80, and $90 plus applicable fees. To receive the exclusive presale code to purchase tickets before the general public, join the Sandler Center Cyber Club at The presale for this show will take place on Thursday, June 22 from 10 AM through 10 PM.­­ The full tour routing is below.

Gather Round Sounds Tour, Sandler Center

Last year, Lake Street Dive, vocalist Rachael Price; bassist/background vocalist, Bridget Kearney; drummer/background vocalist, Mike Calabrese and keyboardist/vocalist, Akie Bermiss released their second collection of much-admired covers, Fun Machine: The Sequel. The 6-track EP ranged from R&B and pop favorites such as Dionne Warwick’s (Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned) classic “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” and The Pointer Sisters’ funky “Automatic,” to works by introspective singer-songwriters like The Cranberries’ gorgeous “Linger,” Carole King’s timeless “So Far Away,” Bonnie Raitt’s era-defining “Nick Of Time,” and Shania Twain’s resurgent pop-country anthem, “You’re Still The One.” The 9-track vinyl edition builds on the digital EP’s original tracks, adding three Beatles covers including the Lennon/McCartney classics “Dig A Pony,” “Two Of Us,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” Purchase Fun Machine: The Sequel vinyl edition HERE.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love,” was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss, and recorded by Presley for the film (and accompanying album), Blue Hawaii In 1961.

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