John Lodge from The Moody Blues performs 'Days of Future Passed'
- July 18, 2023 - 7:30pm
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- $30.90 - $77.25
- Coronado Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 7:30pm
Venue pre-sale starts Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:00am CST until Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 10:00pm.
Tickets go on-sale on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 10:00am CST
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JOHN LODGE, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is bringing his incredible new show “Days of Future Passed” to the Coronado Performing Arts Center with his solo band, 10,000 Light Years Band! JOHN and his 10,000 Light Years Band, will perform The Moody Blues’ groundbreaking album, Days of Future Passed, in its entirety with a special recording by the late Graeme Edge and performances by Jon Davison of YES.
The show will feature a first half set of Moody Blues’ classics, including all of John’s hits, “Ride My See-Saw”, “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)”, “Isn’t Life Strange”, to name just a few, plus tributes to all his band mates, as he continues in his quest to ‘keep all the Moody Blues music alive’.
The tour starts July 12 in Edwardsville, IL, and ends on July 29 in Thousand Oaks, and includes Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Las Vegas and many other cities that John has never toured before with his solo band. Joining JOHN and his solo band on stage is long term collaborator Alan Hewitt (Music Director and Keyboards) and Billy Ashbaugh (Drums) from the Moody Blues touring band, together with Duffy King (Guitars) and Jason Charboneau (Cello). Jon Davison of YES will also be joining them for his special renditions of “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon” plus the magical voice recording of Graeme Edge.
For tickets and VIP packages - which include a great seat and exclusive merchandise - please visit: https://johnlodge.com/tour.
Days of Future Passed celebrated its 55th Anniversary in November 2022, and JOHN wanted to do something special to celebrate the album. Very sadly, Graeme Edge had passed away in 2021, but shortly before his passing, John and Graeme met and spent some special time together, and Graeme told John how he hoped John would continue on with the Moody Blues and keep their music alive. Graeme had already recorded a special version of “Late Lament” for John, and John’s great friend (and son-in-law) Jon Davison (of YES) had recorded “Nights in White Satin”, and so the stage was set; John went into the studio and began to work with his Musical Director, Alan Hewitt on the new show. John’s hope being that he could honor his lost friends Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge, and his other bandmates Justin Hayward and Mike Pinder, but also reimagine it for today.
“I’m sorry that the Moodies are no longer touring, and I miss my friends Ray and Graeme deeply (RIP), but as I looked back to the past, I realised that I also wanted to look forward to the Future. 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. Thanks 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. Thank you to all the fans for Keeping the Faith.”
About John Lodge
ABOUT JOHN LODGE:
John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductees, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My See-Saw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange” and many more. Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums, as well as releasing his three solo albums ‘Natural Avenue’, ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ and ‘B Yond’. Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), an Ivor Novello Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Prog Magazine, to name just a few.
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