Justin Hayward promises "old songs and new" on upcoming UK tour

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 Moody Blues guitarist and vocalist Justin Hayward has been discussing the prospect of performing new material along side revered classics on his upcoming The Voice Of The Moody Blues UK tour this September.

Hayward will be supported by his guitarist Mike Dawes, who will perform an opening set of his own material, before performing with Hayward.

“I’m so very pleased to be back on the road in the UK this September, with a set full of old songs and new, as well as the stories around them," he explains. "With me will be the amazing, award winning guitarist Mike Dawes along with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Julie Ragins, a renowned recording artist in her own right, and Karmen Gould, the finest young flute player of her generation. We can’t wait to bring our show home."

Hayward recently announced he would be hosting next year's On The Blue Cruise (previously the Moody Blues Cruise), which will take place between January 28 and February 2. Aside From Hayward, the cruise will feature Alan ParsonsThe Zombies, Dave Mason, RenaissanceAlan Hewitt and One Nation, Little River Band, Starship (featuring Mickey Thomas), The Lovin' Spoonful, The Babys, Pat Travers Band, Randy Hansen and more.

Justin Hayward The Voice Of Moody Blues tour dates:
Sep 11: Western-Super-Mare Playhouse Theatre
Sep 12: Birmingham Town Hall
Sep 13: Darlington Hippodrome
Sep 15: New Brighton Floral Pavilion 
Sep17: Bournemouth Pavilion 
Sep 18: Eastleigh Concorde Club 
Sep 19: London Union Chapel 
Sep 21: Basingstoke Anvil 
Sep 22: Northampton Derngate
Sep 23: Hastings White Rock Theatre

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.