John Lodge, the legendary bassist of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Moody Blues, will celebrate 55 years of the band’s seminal album “Days of Future Passed” with a 2023 North American tour.
The 1967 record is regarded as one of the earliest examples of what would later be called progressive rock and will be performed in its entirety with help from Lodge’s 10,000 Light Years Band and Jon Davison, currently lead singer of fellow proggers Yes. In addition, the concerts will include recorded performances by late Moody front man Graeme Edge, who died in 2021.
The show will also include performances of Moody Blues favorites “Ride My See-Saw,” “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Legend of a Mind” and “Nights in White Satin.”
“November 2022 sees me looking back 55 years to that week in 1967,” Lodge said in a release. “As I said at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Graeme, Mike, Ray, Justin, and I, together with Tony, went into a studio, and seven days later we came out with an album that changed our lives forever. I’m sorry that the Moodies are no longer touring, and I miss my friends Ray and Graeme deeply, but as I looked back to the past, I realized that I also wanted to look forwards 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. Thank 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. And thank you to all the fans for Keeping the Faith.”
Lodge’s recent club run included a $24,050 gross on 481 tickets at Stuart, Fla.’s Lyric Theater Feb. 23, according to Pollstar Boxoffice reports.
JOHN LODGE’s “Performs Days of Future Passed”:
Feb. 18–Cary Hall, Lexington, MA
Feb. 19–Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
Feb. 22–The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT
Feb. 24–The Cabot, Beverly, MA
Feb. 25–Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
Feb. 26–Jane Pickens Theatre, Newport, RI
Feb. 28–Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue, NY
March 1–Sony Hall, New York. NY
March 3–Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ
March 4–Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA
March 6–Sandler Center, Virginia Beach, VA
March 7–Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
March 9–Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
March 10–Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Verde, FL
March 11–The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, FL
March 14–Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL
March 15–Amaturo Theater, Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 16–Rock and Romance Cruise