Moody Blues bassist and vocalist John Lodge has announced that he will be performing the band's classic 1967 album Days Of Future Passed on his upcoming US tour, as well as a selection of classic cuts.
The band's second album, and the first to feature Lodge and new singer and guitarist Justin Hayward, saw the Moody Blues shift from the popular r'n'b style of 1965's debut The Magnificent Moodies, opting instead to work with an orchestra and creating a suite of songs about the life of everyday man.
“November 2022 sees me looking back 55 years to that week in 1967,” says Lodge. “As I said at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Graeme, Mike, Ray, Justin, and I, together with Tony, went into a studio, and seven days later we came out with an album that changed our lives forever.
“I’m sorry that the Moodies are no longer touring, and I miss my friends Ray and Graeme deeply, but as I looked back to the past, I realised that I also wanted to look forwards to the future. My hope is that in this show, and album, you will get to revisit 1967, but at the same time, see how this album has grown with me, and with you. Thank to you the 10,000 Light Years Band, Jon Davison and, of course, Graeme, for their belief in this project and helping bring my vision to life."
Joining Lodge on stage will be his 10,000 Light Years Band, long term collaborator Alan Hewitt (Music Director and keyboards) and Billy Ashbaugh (drums) from the Moody Blues touring band, together with Duffy King (guitars) and Jason Charboneau (cello). Jon Davison of Yes will also be joining them for his renditions of Nights In White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon plus the voice of Graeme Edge will be heard via a recording.
John Lodge's Days Of Future Passed US tour
Feb 18: Lexington Cary Hall, MA
Feb 19: Plymouth Flying Monkey, NH
Feb 21: TBC
Feb 22: Fairfield The Warehouse, CT
Feb 24: Beverly The Cabot, MA
Feb 25: Hartford Infinity Hall, CT
Feb 26: Newport Jane Pickens Theatre, RI
Feb 28: Patchogue Theatre, NY
Mar 01: New York Sony Hall, NY
Mar 03: Newton Theatre, NJ
Mar 04: Glenside Keswick Theater, GA
Mar 06: Virginia Beach Sandler Center, VA
Mar 07: Annapolis Rams Head On Stage, MA
Mar 09: Atlanta Variety Playhouse, GA
Mar 10: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, FL
Mar 11: Stuart The Lyric Theatre, FL
Mar 14: Clearwater Capitol Theatre, FL
Mar 15: Lauderdale Amaturo Theater, FL
Mar 16: Rock and Romance Cruise
For tickets, VIP packages --which include a great seat, a personalised video message from John, exclusive merchandise, and more, please visit John Lodge's website (opens in new tab).