Alan Parsons had dabbled with live performance in his late teens as a folk/blues acoustic player and as a lead guitarist with a blues band in the late sixties. But as soon as he landed a job at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London at the age of 19, it became clear that the world of sound recording was to dominate his career. He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles and after he qualified as a fully-fledged recording engineer Read more on Last.fm
I am happy to announce that we will be holding another Master Class with Alan Parsons' Art and Science of Sound Recording hosted by Eagle Wind Sound Studios in Colorado August 10th - 12th, where P.J. Olsson and I will be working on a composition together that will be appearing on my new album set to be completed and released at the end of 2018. Hope to see you there.
Jul 02, 2018
A rare photo circa 1981 uncovered by one of our fans in Germany. This photo provides a compelling case for Lisa's theory that Tim Curry and I share a resemblance. I feel honored to have such a talent for a doppelgänger. #AlanParsons #TimCurry
Jun 28, 2018
You asked and you shall receive!! We will be releasing the "Eye In The Sky" 35th Anniversary stand alone Blu-Ray Edition available worldwide in early August. You can pre-order now in the US on Amazon at - Smarturl.it/EITS_BD
Jun 27, 2018
I am delighted, honored and thankful to have been informed that the "Eye In The Sky" 35th Anniversary Box Set has been nominated for "Reissue Of The Year" by the Progressive Music Awards 2018. Voting is open to the public and I would appreciate all of your support should you choose my album.
Click the link below to cast your vote:
I spoke to Ed Masley recently about our current tour. Check out the interview here. I hope to see you soon at a show.
Jun 07, 2018
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for coming out to the shows in Denver, Kansas City and Chicago. Really looking forward to more great shows tonight in Tucson, tomorrow in Phoenix, and Saturday in Las Vegas.
You can check out www.AlanParsons.com for future concert dates and ticket information.
We have some upcoming shows here in the US. We'd love to see you at one of them.
June 2 - Denver, CO - Levitt Pavilion
June 3 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
June 5 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
June 7 - Tucson, AZ - The Fox Theater
June 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Celebrity Theatre
June 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Westgate Resort
Check www.Alanparsons.com for tickets and more information.
May 04, 2018
I am excited to be a part of this campaign, and I am a big fan of David's work and vision. Thank you to all for their support in kickstarting the Golden Bolt on its trajectory of success. Please continue to share the campaign with your friends and family. Just as a reminder, we still have $1500 rewards featuring 10 Golden Bolts engraved with the ‘Eye in the Sky’ Logo from Alan Parsons. You’ll also receive Alan Parsons’ 35th Anniversary Box Set Autographed to you, plus the Golden Bolt T-Shirt, and our huge thanks.
And, for those Alan Parsons fans who would like to join us for a fine dining experience in Santa Barbara, please check out the $5,000 reward – only one available.
Thanks again for your support – Bolt On!
David & Alan
Apr 25, 2018
Florida, we are very excited to be performing in your area this weekend! There are still some tickets available, so come join us for a great time.
Apr 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for Performing
Apr 27 - Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall – with Orchestra
Apr 28 - Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
Apr 29 - Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Check out www.AlanParsons.com for more info and ticket links. See you all there!
Spent some time with our very talented Front of House Engineer & Production Manager Ross Pallone and turned some pages in that good book of memories. Tune in to this podcast and please make sure to follow Ross for further wonderful interviews in the future.
Hope you enjoy!!
Mar 12, 2018
Hello everyone, I wanted to inform you that there are some fake Facebook profiles being created in likeness of me and my page. If you receive any messages or a friend request from any page other than this one, then it is not me and it has nothing to do with me. This is my one and only Facebook page. Please report these profiles to Facebook if they try to contact you. Thank you. I apologize if any of you have received a message and/or a friend request and any inconvenience it may have caused.
Mar 08, 2018
BREAKING NEWS - if you would like to pick up a single day ticket, on March 24th or 25th, you can now join us for the rhythm section recording session, or the orchestral recording session.
In Day One’s tracking session Alan will be joined by the stellar rhythm section of Vinnie Colaiuta and Nathan East accompanied by Grammy winning arranger Tom Brooks on keys, and prog rock luminary Jeff Kollman on guitar. Day Two the session launches into the stratosphere when Alan and Tom will be recording a full symphony orchestra on the sound stage.
The purpose of Alan's Master Classes is to provide real-world training; letting people see what it takes to make a record (as opposed to just making a recording). This is not just ‘a master class’ with someone who knows how to work an EQ plug-in or tune tin-eared singers with AutoTune. Here you’ll be rubbing shoulders with and picking up priceless information throughout the weekend from someone who worked with The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios as well as on two iconic albums Abbey Road, and Dark Side of the Moon with Pink Floyd to mention a small few.
Alan is someone who can provide you with experience and perspective that very few others in the industry can.
Mar 01, 2018
Mark March 24th & 25th 2018 on your calendar, when myself and GRAMMY Award winning arranger Tom Brooks lead an intensive weekend workshop at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, CA, assisted by none other than session greats Vinnie Colaiuta, Nathan East, and Jeff Kollman along with a full symphony orchestra.
Additionally, you'll be part of history in the making. The track, an orchestral classic, is being given the Prog Rock treatment and will actually appear on my next album! I am keeping the title a surprise and will announce during the session.
Like all Alan Parsons Master Classes, this is a fully hands-on, participatory event where attendees get to rub shoulders with Tom, Vinnie, Nathan, Jeff and myself. See you there.
Ticket Link below:
Feb 16, 2018
While on tour in Israel last year we met a wonderful young man by the name of Lee Oren. He handcrafts and builds his own guitars using pickups manufactured by Ezi Pickups.
We wanted to give Lee a shout out for his beautiful work. Check him and his work out at -
Feb 05, 2018
A wonderful recount of the experience and evening at the Chumash Casino in Santa Barbara, CA recently, honoring all Fire fighters and First Responders.
Jan 20, 2018
Alan Parsons' Live Project are set to perform at Chumash Casino Friday, Jan. 26. Parsons, who has resided in Santa Barbara since 2000, has announced that he is making this a benefit show exclusively for First Responders and local organizations serving Thomas Flood victims.
“It is difficult to contemplate how a happy occasion such as a rock concert can take place locally without due consideration to the terrible tragedies that have recently taken place in our area,” says Parsons. “We are proudly donating all proceeds to The 805 ONE First Responders Fundraiser and to what is affectionately known as 'The Kick Ash Bash.' I am hopeful that we can also raise additional funds for this excellent cause with individual donations at the concert."
Funds will be used to purchase equipment that First Responders desperately need, but is outside their budget, as well as donations to local organizations serving Thomas Flood victims.
Parsons added, “The Chumash Casino has very kindly agreed to match our donation, so it will be a double whammy for the cause."
For further information see www.kickashbash.com and www.alanparsons.com
Tickets are available for the concert from Chumash Casino Resort at https://tickets.chumashcasino.com/Events/2018/1/26/alan-parsons-live-project-and usual ticket outlets.
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
EYE IN THE SKY | THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
I discuss our story behind the song Eye In The Sky as well as working with Colin Blunstone on Old & Wise during a visit in Southern California where you can also get a sneak peek at my new Recording Studio.
Video Credit: NTR: Dutch Public Television
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Jan 09, 2018
Lisa and I with the wonderful John Lodge of the Moody Blues on the Moody Blues Cruise 2018.
Dec 28, 2017
It is with great sadness that we make the following announcement: Remi Olsson, the 21-year-old son of P.J. Olsson, our lead singer, passed away in Winter Park, Colorado on Saturday December 23rd. No other details are currently available. I am sure you all join us in sharing your condolences with P.J., his wife Tamara, and daughters Bella and Sofia.
Below is a link for those of you who would like to post a message or make a contribution to the family.
Our heartfelt thoughts are with all family and friends of the Olssons at this incredibly difficult time.
Alan & Lisa
Dec 08, 2017
We know all too well the fear and hardship that comes along with wildfires. With the devastation and chaos that is affecting California over the recent months, my family and I would like to extend our hearts and thoughts to everyone affected or at risk of being affected. Stay safe!!