It's been a solid 48 years since the charismatic Jim Morrison left the world for the 27 Club. The iconic frontman was the face of the psychedelic band The Doors, known for hits like Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times, Touch Me and The End. Relieve the legacy of one of America's greatest rock bands at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sans on February 7 and 8, 2020 with The Doors – Reimagined.
But don't expect holograms of the late Lizard King and organ player Ray Manzarek, and the return of remaining members guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The magnetic choreography is set to be delivered by award-winning Australian conductor Jessica Gethin and a 39-piece orchestra. The familiar sounds of 60s psychedelia and 70s raw blues are amplified with orchestral strings, woodwind, horns and percussion to capture and deliver the beauty of The Doors’ live work. Embodying the frontman – complete with his signature rock and roll cries – for the two nights is Justin Burford, frontman of the Australian pop-rock band End of Fashion.
The Doors stood out in the 60s for its unconventional formation. Forget your lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, and vocalist combo – instead, the four-piece had no bassist but an organ player who became the foundation of the music. Their dark and profound music was a seamless blend of jazz, blues, psychedelia and Latin beats. Together with Jim's poetic lyrics, distinctive soulful tones and unpredictable persona, break on through (to the other side) they did.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the closest you'll ever get to catching The Doors live is through the spellbinding experience of The Doors – Reimagined. Tickets start from $50 at marinabaysands.com/ticketing and sistic.com.sg. Get ready to love (him) madly once again.