In 1987, Gene Pitney and Roy Orbison, along with their support staff, met in Las Vegas to discuss the possibility of a double-bill US tour. Unfortunately, Roy died in 1989, but the idea of a dual performance of these two master vocalists with 3-octave ranges has never left my mind...

Both Gene and Roy were dubbed 'anonymous celebrities' by the press...folks didn't recognize the names but when they heard the music it was all over but the shouting. From Mr. Pitney: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "True Love Never Runs Smooth" and "Town Without Pity"; and from Roy Orbison: "In Dreams", Running Scared", "Blue Bayou"...

The Tour That Never Was

Accompanied by a 6 piece ensemble, performing from the original scores from Gene Pitney's final show at Soaring Eagle Casino, Lansing
Michigan, Valentine's Day, 2006.

Set I: The Music of Gene Pitney

24 Hours From Tulsa 
Donna 
If I Didn’t Have a Dime 
Last Chance To turn Around 
Backstage 
Mecca 
I’m Gonna Be Strong 
Looking Through the Eyes of Love 
It Hurts To Be In Love 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
½ Heaven, ½ Heartache 
True Love Never Runs Smooth 
Only Love Can Break a Heart 
Heartbreaker 
Town Without Pity

Set II: The Music of Roy Orbison Featuring Jake Rahier

Running Scared 
Only the Lonely 
Today’s Teardrops (written by Gene Pitney)
Crying 
Dream Baby 
Candy Man 
In Dreams 
Blue Bayou 
Mean Woman Blues 
You Got It
Blue Angel 
It’s Over 
Leah
Pretty Woman