The Moody Blues will spend this summer on the road, commemorating the 50th anniversary of their breakthrough Days of Future Passed LP with shows serving up a set filled with the band’s greatest hits followed by complete performances of the album with a stop at Jones Beach on July 12! tix: http://MOODYBLUES.jonesbeach.com
“Little did we know when we made Days of Future Passed that it would eventually change our lives,” recalled frontman Justin Hayward in the press release announcing the tour. “It took five long years to make it the top of the charts. But we mustn’t take all the credit for this remarkable project — there were many creative minds who contributed at the time, and who believed in us when we were young and inexperienced. We just wrote the songs — about every-man. My dearest wish is that maybe the album has made the world a better place. It will be a joy to return to it, live.” The idea of a Days of Future Passed anniversary tour has been on the Moody Blues members’ minds for some time. In 2015, bassist John Lodge publicly entertained the notion of bringing former members Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder back to the lineup in some capacity for a series of special dates — an idea that seems to have fallen by the wayside since, but still leaves an impressively comprehensive show that should hold unique appeal for longtime fans.