Some big news for our Canadian readers: The Moody Blues will embark on their first cross-Canadian Fall tour in more than a decade, playing in 16 markets around the country.
The Canadian tour titled "Precious Cargo" will begin on September 15 in Halifax, NS and will continue through October 8 in Victoria, BC.
The band will be touring in support of their new upcoming Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) greatest hits collection which will be released in two editions on July 19, as part of their highly successful Icon series.
The latest Icon series releases available on July 19 -- Icon and Icon 2 -- single disc and double disc formats -- will include The Moody Blues' legendary hits and fan favorites from their 14 studio albums that have spanned more than 35 years of groundbreaking music: Days Of Future Passed (1967), In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968), On The Threshold Of A Dream (1969), To Our Children's Children's Children (1969), A Question of Balance (1970), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971), Seventh Sojourn (1972), Octave (1978), Long Distance Voyager (1981), The Present (1983), The Other Side Of Life (1986), Sur La Mer (1988), Keys Of The Kingdom (1991) and Strange Times (1999). The two-disc set will also include a bonus track from the band's holiday December (2003) album.
The single disc version, Icon, will include 11 tracks: "Nights In White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)," "Ride My See-Saw," "Question," "The Story In Your Eyes," "Isn't Life Strange," "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)," "Gemini Dream," "The Voice," "Your Wildest Dreams," and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere." The double-disc version, Icon 2, will include the above tracks, plus 12 additional songs and a bonus track: "Legend Of A Mind," "Voices In The Sky," "Watching And Waiting," "Lost In A Lost World," "Steppin' In A Slide Zone," "Driftwood," "The Voice," "Talking Out Of Turn," "Blue World," "Sitting At The Wheel," "Say It With Love," "Strange Times" and "December Snow" (bonus track).
9/15/11 Halifax Metro Centre Halifax, NS
9/16/11 Moncton Coliseum Moncton, NB
9/18/11 Albert-Rousseau Theatre Quebec City, QC
9/19/11 St. Denis Theatre Montreal, QC
9/21/11 K Rock Centre Kingston, ON
9/22/11 Scotiabank Centre Ottawa, ON
9/23/11 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
9/24/11 John Labatt Centre London, ON
9/28/11 Thunder Bay Auditorium Thunder Bay, ON
9/30/11 Pantages Playhouse Theatre Winnipeg, MB
10/2/11 Consexus Art Centre Regina, SK
10/3/11 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
10/4/11 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
10/5/11 Interior Savings Centre Kamploops, BC
10/7/11 Queen Elizabeth Centre Vancouver, BC
10/8/11 Save-On-Foods-Memorial Centre Victoria, BC