Slovak Beatles head to New York

AFTER last year's summer tour, Slovak band The Backwards, who play cover songs of The Beatles, are taking off for the United States again. At the end of January they will perform at a party organised for Czech and Slovak expatriates in New York City.

AFTER last year's summer tour, Slovak band The Backwards, who play cover songs of The Beatles, are taking off for the United States again. At the end of January they will perform at a party organised for Czech and Slovak expatriates in New York City.

"Around 800 guests should come to the party and among those invited are, for example, [film director] Miloš Forman and [Donald Trump's former wife] Ivana Trump," Miro Džunko, aka Paul McCartney, told the TASR news agency.

The Backwards were also in New York last April, when they reclaimed their victory at the Beatlefest festival from 1998, beating 44 participants from around the world.

Upon their return from the US, Džunko says they will not stay at home for long. Soon after, they will leave for a concert in the neighbouring Czech Republic and then they will go back to the US for an almost two-month tour, starting sometime in February.

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