(Chipster) John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be back on tour in February and March 2024 in the USA! Following the critically acclaimed sold out shows this year, John is continuing in his celebration of 'The Moody Blues' music, and the iconic album 'Days of Future Passed.'
'Performs Days of Future Passed' encompasses a first set of electric Moodies classics featuring all the fan favourites such as 'Isn't Life Strange', 'Legend of a Mind', 'I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)', 'Ride my See-Saw', and so much more. The second set will see John and his band perform the groundbreaking album 'Days of Future Passed' in its entirety and in full symphonic sound. There are exciting changes from the original show, with new classic songs and deep cuts, enhanced video and dazzling lighting, all coming together to make a very special evening of great music and Moodies memories.... Come take a journey back in time with John and his 10,000 Light Years Band as they create audio alchemy for your listening and visual pleasure!
The show also features a special video and recording by the late, and missed, Graeme Edge of his poems 'Morning Glory' and 'Late Lament'. Graeme wrote these poems for the album, but they were originally spoken by Mike Pinder. John asked Graeme to record them so that he could always be on stage with him. Jon Davison of YES also joins John to perform the classic songs, "Nights in White Satin" and 'Tuesday Afternoon'. Jon is John's son-in-law and great friend, having originally met back in 2019 on the 'Royal Affair' Summer Tour with YES, Asia, John and Carl Palmer.
"The show came about following conversations with Graeme, Alan (Hewitt) and Jon (Davison)... This album and these Moody Blues songs changed our lives, they may even have changed the fans lives, and I felt they deserved to still be heard and experienced live as they were originally intended. My hope is that coming to one of my shows, you can close your eyes and we can all take a moment to turn back the clock as we celebrate this music together. Alan, Jon, and my band have done an incredible job in realizing my vision. It was always important to me to remain true to the original whilst at the same time use modern sound and all the wonderful new technology to reveal the richness of these songs. The tour, as with the album, is dedicated to Graeme, Justin, Ray and Mike, and to every fan, whether they joined back in 1967, or on any day since"
'Days of Future Passed' was released 56 years ago, and was arguably the start of progressive rock. These songs began the long standing cross-over between rock and classical music, and the Moody Blues shows were always known for recreating this incredible sound, and for the wonderful atmosphere. John has surrounded himself with a band that are equally passionate, who put simply, love performing together, and who appreciate and respect the legacy of the music.
The electrifying show will also be in support of John's album 'Days of Future Passed - My Sojourn', available now on CD and all streaming services, with a limited edition 180g Red Gold vinyl album available from Nov 24th
The Moody Blues' John Lodge 'Performs Days of Future Passed' Tour:
Feb-24 The Savannah Center at The Villages, FL (on sale 2024)
Feb-25 Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL (on sale week of 10/24)
Feb-27 Capitol Theatre in Clearwater FL
Feb-28 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, FL
Mar-02 State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ
Mar-03 The Warehouse in Fairfield CT
Mar-05 Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, NY
Mar-06 Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY
Mar-08 Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
Mar-09 Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT
Mar-10 Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY (on sale week of 10/16)
Mar-12 The Strand in Providence, RI (on sale week of 10/16)
Mar-13 Nashua Center for the Arts in Nashua, NH
Mar-15 The Colonial Theatre in Laconia, NH
Mar-16 Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA
Mar-17 The Wilbur in Boston, MA (on sale week of 10/16)
Mar 21 -28 Flower Power Cruise in Miami