Moody Blues Announce ‘Days of Future Passed’ 50th Anniversary Tour

Moody Blues Announce ‘Days of Future Passed’ 50th Anniversary Tour

It was a non stop cosmic journey that was driven by a warming cloud of the London Festival Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight who we lost in 1985. It was Knight who wrote that gorgeous ominous symphonic opening “The Day Begins” setting the stage for Mike Pinder narration on “Morning Glory.”

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,

removes the colours from our sight.

Get ready for a big U.S. tour where the Moody Blues will play all their hits in the first half of the show and then perform 1967’s ‘Days of Future Passed’ in its entirety after that. Let’s remember this was a pretty groovy time in music. It was the year of the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Are You Experienced” by Hendrix and Floyd’s debut album “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” with Syd Barrett the most sane he ever was in the band.

They started as a Blues band hence the name Moody Blues. After their debut “The Magnificent Moodies” in 1965 which featuring Denny Lane singing their first ever hit, “Go Now” everything changed. Lane left and in came what would be the future of the group via Justin Hayward and John Lodge.

For this project Decca Records wanted a rock version of Dvorak’s “9th Symphony,” the band camped out and came up with their own version of that dream. It would be the shape of things to come. Many fans consider this their most perfect album and 50 years later here they are celebrating it’s release. The current members of the band are Graeme Edge with Hayward and Lodge. There was talk of Pinder, who left in 1978, rejoining but nothing’s been said. Flute player Ray Thomas retired from the band in 2002 because of health reasons.

Hayward said, “Little did we know when we made Days of Future Passed that it would eventually change our lives. It took five long years to make it the top of the charts. But we mustn’t take all the credit for this remarkable project — there were many creative minds who contributed at the time, and who believed in us when we were young and inexperienced. We just wrote the songs — about every-man. My dearest wish is that maybe the album has made the world a better place. It will be a joy to return to it, live.”

They produced two of their most memorable hits “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights In White Satin”

The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs.

You can get tickets and VIP passes at the band’s website

6/03 — Rancho Mirage, CA — Agua Caliente Casino

6/04 — Pala, CA — Starlight Theater

6/06 — Saratoga, CA — The Mountain Winery

6/07 — Saratoga, CA — The Mountain Winery

6/09 — Portland (Troutdale), OR — Edgefield

6/10 — Seattle (Woodinville), WA — Chateau Ste. Michelle

6/11 — Seattle (Woodinville), WA — Chateau Ste. Michelle

6/17 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl

6/18 — Murphys, CA — Ironstone Amphitheatre

6/20 — Denver (Englewood), CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

6/27 — Minneapolis, MN — Orpheum Theatre

6/28 — Milwaukee, WI — Milwaukee Summerfest

6/30 — Chicago (Highland Park), IL — Ravinia Park

7/01 — Dayton (Kettering,) OH — Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts

7/02 — Cleveland (Northfield), OH — Hard Rock Live

7/06 — Toronto, ON — Sony Centre For Performing Arts

7/07 — Toronto, ON — Sony Centre For Performing Arts

7/09 — Wallingford, CT — Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre

7/10 — Boston, MA — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

7/12 — Wantaugh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

7/13 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center

7/15 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for the Performing Arts

7/16 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/18 — Bethlehem, PA — Sands Bethlehem Events Center

7/19 — Baltimore, MD — Pier 6 Pavilion

7/20 — Vienna, VA — Wolf Trap

7/22 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium

7/23 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheatre

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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