BRITISH PSYCHEDELIC POP LEGENDS ANNOUNCE “LIFE IS A MERRY-GO-ROUND TOUR”ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES RELEASE “LIVE FROM STUDIO TWO”RECORDED LIVE AT LONDON’S ABBEY ROAD STUDIOSSPECIAL CD/DVD PACKAGE AVAILABLE AT SHOWS ONLY!
Despite a busy tour schedule this year, The Zombies have also been recording the follow-up to their 2015 Billboard-charting album, ‘Still Got That Hunger’ (release date TBD), and will be performing several new songs on this tour, along with fan favorites. Led by founding members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, The Zombies’ 21st-Century line-up features Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and the newest member, Søren Koch, who joined the band following the untimely passing of their beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks) in early 2018. The band is also releasing “Live From Studio Two,” a CD/DVD special package, recorded live at London’s Abbey Road Studios and available at the shows only.Special Preview of Two VideosEdge Of The Rainbowhttps://youtu.be/ng_syrDWrqAThis Will Be Our Yearhttps://youtu.be/efGaF0o5y5A The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece ‘Odessey & Oracle’…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with ‘Still Got That Hunger’. The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album ‘Odessey & Oracle’, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’. To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans. Following the break-up of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (with hits including “Say You Don’t Mind,” “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project) and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,” “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You”), but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies. The explosive release of ‘Still Got That Hunger’ proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album ‘Odessey And Oracle’ re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as ‘Still Got That Hunger’! On March 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after The Zombies’ classic “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in America.
* * *Tour DatesApril 1 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL April 2 – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, F LApril 3 – The Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL April 5 – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL April 6 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL April 7 – Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA April 9 – Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA April 10 – Iron City, Birmingham, AL April 13 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN April 14 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN April 16 – Webster Hall, New York, NY April 18 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA April 19 – Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD April 20 – The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA April 22 – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY April 23 – The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ April 24 – The Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY April 26 – Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA April 27 – Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH April 29 – Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, Beverly, MA April 30 – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT May 1 – Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA June 21 – Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON June 22 – Living Arts Centre – Hammerson Hall, Mississauga, ON June 24 – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA June 25 – Point of the Bluff Vineyard, Hammondsport, NY June 26 – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Munhall, PA June 28 – The Kent Stage, Kent, OH June 30 – Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH July 1 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL July 2 – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa, IA July 3 – Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI July 5 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN July 7 – Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg, MB July 9 – Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, AB July 13 – Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria, BC July 14 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC July 15 – Historic Everett Theatre, Everett, WATICKETS: THEZOMBIESMUSIC.COM/LIVE