Roger Daltrey Signs On For The Moody Blues' Caribbean Cruise
Roger Daltrey has signed on to appear on the Moody Blues' "Moody Blues Cruise II." Among the other artists set for the Caribbean cruise will be Carl Palmer, the Zombies, The Orchestra Starring ELO, Starship, and the Little River Band, among others. The cruise's theme this time out is "Return To The Isle of Wight," based on legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which featured, among may other acts, the Who and the Moodies.
Fans will have access to private concerts, Q&A sessions, karaoke bar, special events and activities, "while interacting with musical guests that influenced the music of the 1970's and beyond." The cruise sets sail on April 2nd from Miami for five days and nights, visiting tropical ports including Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos and Nassau, Bahamas aboard the cruise ship, MSC Divina.
Roger Daltrey continues to tour on his own and play charity gigs as much as possible. He admits that at this stage of the game, he physically needs to sing as often as he can: "If I ever stopped singing, I wouldn't be able to do this, so I just make sure I just keep singing, keep the voice in. You've got to keep doing it, especially singing like the way I sing. I could do some serious damage if I stop, so I've just gotta keep going."
Moody Blues leader Justin Hayward recalled the band's legendary 1970 performance at the Isle Of Wight: "The biggest difference was the kind of urgency and there was some kind of serious intention about the way that we played then. I think we were much more a separated from the audience than we are now. We were in our own little world a bit and I know personally, (laughs) I wouldn't speak for anyone else, personally I was very stoned and hadn't had much sleep the night before, and I'm amazed that we got through it as well as we did."
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