John Lodge's 2nd solo album goes back in time


Moody Blues member John Lodge has confirmed the launch of his second solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago.

It’s to be released on May 4 via Esoteric Antenna, with the title track to appear as a digital single on April 14.

Lodge says of the follow-up to 1977’s Natural Avenue: “Back in the 60s the Moody Blues wrote a stage show which became the album Days of Future Passed. The theme encompassed the past, present and future experiences of our lives.

“With 10,000 Light Years Ago I’ve continued this theme of constant evolution. Everything in the future remains in reach – and although the past is behind us, it once was our future.”

He adds: “I think that this theme has continued in the music of The Moody Blues and in my music, and it’s a musical record of our generation travelling through life. With 10,000 Light Years Ago I have continued this theme of constant evolution, as everything in the future remains in reach, and although the past is behind us, it once was our future.”

Lodge tours the UK with the Moody Blues in June:

Jun 06: Plymouth Pavilions

Jun 07: Cardiff St David’s Hall

Jun 08: Brighton Centre

Jun 09: Bristol Colston Hall

Jun 11: Bournemouth International Centre

Jun 13: London Eventim Apollo

Jun 13: Ipswich Regent

Jun 14: Oxford New Theatre

Jun 16: Manchester O2 Apollo

Jun 17: Nottingham Royal Centre

Jun 18: Sheffield City Hall

Jun 20: Birmingham LG Arena

Jun 21: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Jun 22: Newcastle City Hall

10,000 Light Years Ago tracklist

  1. In My Mind

  2. Those Days In Birmingham

  3. Simply Magic

  4. Get Me Out Of Here

  5. Love Passed Me By

  6. Crazy

  7. Lose Your Love

  8. 10,000 Light Years Ago