The Moody Blues Extend 2014 Summer Tour, Now Includes Syracuse
The Moody Blues will kick off a five-show spring run next week in preparation for a major 25-city summer tour. New stops on the summer trek include just announced shows in Syracuse, New York; Uncasville, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wisconsin Dells and La Crosse, Wisconsin; Springfield, Illinois; and Detroit, Michigan.
The band is touring behind their critically acclaimed box set, called Timeless Flight. The collection features 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 a total of 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."
May 7, 8, 9 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 10 - Boston, MA - Boston Convention Center
August 1 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
August 2 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
August 4 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 5 - Bethlehem, PA - Bethlehem Musikfest PNC Plaza At Steelstacks
August 6 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena|
August 8, 9 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
August 12 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
August 14 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
August 15, 16 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 17 - Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park
August 20 - Toledo, OH - Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
August 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
August 22 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
August 23 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Crystal Grand Theatre
August 25 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater
August 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
August 28 - Springfield, IL - Sangamon Auditorium
August 29 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts
August 30 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
September 2 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena
September 3 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
September 4, 5 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival