John Lodge Announces “Days of Future Passed” Tour
Attention Moody Blues fans: John Lodge has announced a new 2023 tour that you won’t want to miss. The bassist/vocalist will be performing the band’s classic 1967 album Days of Future Passed in its entirety. The epic release, which spawned the timeless classic “Nights in White Satin,” is cited as one of the earliest progressive rock records.
“November 2022 sees me looking back 55 years to that week in 1967,” Lodge reflects. “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.”
Moody Blues members Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge have passed on, and so Lodge will be joined by his 10,000 Light Years Band with keyboardist Alan Hewitt, drummer Ashbaugh, guitarist Duffy King, and cellist Jason Charboneau. Yes’s Jon Davison will be joining for renditions of “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon” with special recorded vocal parts recorded by Edge before his passing.
As such, Lodge is reimagining the album for the present time.
“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,” he said. “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. And thank you to all the fans for Keeping the Faith.”
The tour kicks off February 18th in Lexington, Massachusetts and will slowly make its way all the way down the East Coast into Florida. It’s set to wrap up on March 16th aboard the Rock and Romance Cruise.
John Lodge “Days of Future Passed” 2023 tour dates:
|Feb 18||Cary Hall||Lexington, MA|
|Feb 19||Flying Monkey||Plymouth, NH|
|Feb 22||The Warehouse||Fairfield, CT|
|Feb 24||The Cabot||Beverly, MA|
|Feb 25||Infinity Hall||Hartford, CT|
|Feb 26||Jane Pickens Theatre||Newport, RI|
|Feb 28||Patchogue Theatre||Patchogue, NY|
|Mar 1||Sony Hall||New York. NY|
|Mar 3||Newton Theatre||Newton, NJ|
|Mar 4||Keswick Theater||Glenside, PA|
|Mar 6||Sandler Center||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Mar 7||Rams Head On Stage||Annapolis, MD|
|Mar 9||Variety Playhouse||Atlanta, GA|
|Mar 10||Ponte Vedra Concert Hall||Ponte Verde, FL|
|Mar 11||The Lyric Theatre||Stuart, FL|
|Mar 14||Capitol Theatre||Clearwater, FL|
|Mar 15||Amaturo Theater||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Mar 16||Rock and Romance Cruise||Miami, FL|