The Moody Blues have just announced 24 spring U.S dates -- along with a handful of shows for next fall. The spring East Coast shows kick off over two nights, March 5th and 6th at Morristown, New Jersey's Mayo Center and wind down on May 10th in Massachusetts at the Boston Convention Center.
The band is touring behind their critically acclaimed box set, called Timeless Flight. The collection features 11 remastered CD's, three DVD's, three audio DVD's featuring 5.1 Surround sound mixes of their key albums, along with a deluxe 120-page book chronicling the band's history. The box set contains 17 discs including 11 remastered CD's featuring key album tracks, previously unreleased mixes, out-takes and complete live concerts.
The Moodies' current gigs feature a cross-section of the band's greatest hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Leading the band from their classic lineup is guitarist Justin Hayward, bassist John Lodge, and drummer Graeme Edge.
Justin Hayward admitted to us that it really wasn't until about 25 years ago, that he found himself able to sit back and actually enjoy being on the road with the Moody Blues: "When I was younger, I thought as if I was in some kind of race, with my head down, going forward all the time. I was very ambitious for the band and for myself as a writer. Since the mid-'80s, I think, when I realized how wonderful it was to enjoy the experience of a hit record -- which was 'Wildest Dreams,' with a lot of young people coming to see us -- since then, I've really started to take notice, and I think I enjoy it more now than I ever did before."
JUST ADDED: Moody Blues tour dates (subject to change):
March 5, 6 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center
March 7, 8 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
March 10, 11 - Bethesda, MD - Strathmore
March 12 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
March 14 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
March 15 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesar’s
March 16 - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theatre
March 18 - Durham, NC - DPAC
March 20 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
March 21 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
March 22 - Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre St.
March 24 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Perfroming Arts Hall
March 25 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 27 - Miami, FL - Arsht Center
March 28 - Melbourne, FL - King Center for the Performing Arts
March 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
March 30 - Naples, FL - Artis Center
March 31 - West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center
May 7, 9 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 10 - Boston, MA - Boston Convention Center
September 3 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
September 4, 5 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
September 5 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
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