To give you an idea of how long it has been since began, the band’s horror-movie namesakes wouldn’t become know, for their fondness for brains until George Romero released his flick “Night Of The Living Dead” in 1968, seven years after the band formed in St. Albans, England.

Fifty years later and The Zombies still matter. Featuring original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the band has a new album, Breathe Out, Breathe In, and a tour covering the U.S. and Canada during September and October.

The Zombies’ latest journey begins in Rama, Ontario, at Casino Rama Sept. 9; plays Niagara Falls, N.Y., at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Sept. 10 and travels to Oneonta, N.Y., for a gig at the Oneonta Theatre Sept. 11. Other destinations include Cleveland (Sept. 13); Annapolis, Md. (Sept. 19); New York’s City Winery (Sept. 26-27); Phoenix (Sept. 30); Winnipeg, Manitoba (Oct. 5); Edmonton, Alberta (Oct. 9); and Richmond, British Columbia (Oct. 13).

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