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The Moody Blues are back.
The orchestral 1960s rock
band is returning to the metro area for the first time in more than a
decade for a June 8 concert at the Bluestem Center for the Arts.
This is the third concert at the south Moorhead facility, home of Trollwood Performing Arts School.
group, know for epic hits like "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday
Afternoon," last played the area in 1997 at the Fargodome with the FM
Symphony. The show at Bluestem will not be with the symphony.
go on sale at noon on Dec. 17 ranging from $38 to $75. Tickets will be
available at Tickets 300, 300 Broadway, downtown Fargo and Moorhead
Atomic Coffee Locations, at www.tickets300.com and (701) 205-3182.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Herald are Forum Communications Co. newspapers.
The Moody Blues will make a stop in Phoenix at Comerica Theatre Thurs., May 12. At 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com, the box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone call (800) 745-3000.
Tickets are priced at $65.00 and $45.00
VIP Alert:There are a limited number of Golden Circle tickets priced at $100.00 – these will go fast
Bargain Alert:There will be a special four-pack offer, check online for pricing and availability.
The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 50 million albums worldwide
and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible
roster of hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” “Ride My See Saw,”
“The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A
Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name just a few.
The band’s unique style of music consistently finds airplay on radio
stations globally and continues to illuminate concert arenas around the
world. From being immortalized on The Simpsons to having their music featured in movies, television and in such national advertisement campaigns as the current TV ad for VISA featuring “Tuesday Afternoon,”The Moody Blues are embedded in not only music history but in pop culture.
Mark your calendar and get your tickets this Saturday—this is a don’t-miss show.
Pioneer prog band The Moody Blues lays out its 2011 tour plans with some dates going on sale as early as this weekend.
Moody Blues occupy one of those unique niches in rock, trailblazing its
own path by being one of the first bands to record with a symphony
orchestra as well as exploring what was beyond the music industry’s
three-minute record standard. It’s a band that needs no introduction,
for simply saying “Moody Blues” instantly conjures up lush melodies,
melodic guitars and even a poem or two.
Right now the first date
on the band’s 2011 schedule is April 27 in New Orleans at the Mahalia
Jackson Performing Arts Center. Other April stops include an Austin
City Limits gig April 28, an appearance at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas, near Houston April 29 and Thackerville,
Okla., at the Winstar Casino April 30.
But that’s just the tip of
the iceberg for the band has dates on the books clear through mid-June,
including a lot of shows in the western states, like Phoenix at the
Comerica Theatre May 13; Las Vegas at The Joint @ The Hard Rock Hotel /
Casino May 13; Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live May 15; Santa
Barbara at the Granada Theatre May 17; Salt Lake City at the Red Butte
Garden May 29 and Boise at the Idaho Botanical Gardens May 31.
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C.March 24, 2010
Many shows are going up this
weekend, including the New Orleans stop that goes on sale Dec. 10 or the
Phoenix date that goes on sale Dec. 11. For ticket information, click here for the Moody Blues official fan club.
The Moody Blues has just announced a
32-city spring tour, which kicks off on April 27th in New Orleans and
runs through June 11th in Highland Park, Illinois. The Moodies' current
gigs feature a cross-section of the band's greatest hits from the '60s,
'70s, and '80s. Leading the band from their classic lineup is guitarist Justin Hayward, bassist John Lodge, and drummer Graeme Edge. Graeme
Edge explained that although the Moodies' setlist doesn't vary
drastically from tour to tour, the show's music is always evolving and
being restructured: "Mostly it's dynamics that you change; you
might put more on the beginning or more on the end. The heart of the
song remains, more or less, the same. Except for a couple of the longer
ones where we've chopped out a couple of verses so we can get more songs
in (the show). The intro and the outro we often put a lot more music in
there -- a bit of a guitar solo, stuff like that."
Moodies leader Justin Hayward says that the band has always relished being anonymous musicians behind the Moody Blues name: "The
Moody Blues aren't media personalities really for two reasons -
probably because we had a lousy publicist and never became famous
enough; and also because some people choose to live by the paparazzi or
whatever. It's the music, really, that's important. It's the name 'the
Moody Blues,' the sound of the music, and people love the music. Y'know,
we've always been quite sort of private people really and just let the
music do the talking."
The Moody Blues tour dates (subject to change):April 27 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts April 28 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater April 29 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 30 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar World Casino May 3 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater May 4 - Concho, OK - Lucky Star Casino May 5 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland By AMC May 7 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre May 8 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre May 13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino May 14 - Rancho Mirage, CA - The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort SpaMay 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE May 17 - Santa Barbara, CA - The Granada May 18 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Performing Arts Center May 20, 21 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino May 22 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay May 24 - San Rafael, CA - Marin Center May 25 - Visalia, CA - Visalia Fox Theatre May 27 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery May 28 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino May 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden May 31 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden June 1 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater June 3 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall June 4 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery June 5 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Casino June 8 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center For The Arts June 9 - Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum Theatre June 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre June 11 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival at The Pavillion At Ravinia Park
AUDIO: GRAEME EDGE ON MOODY BLUES MUSIC EVOLVING ONSTAGEAUDIO: JUSTIN HAYWARD ON THE MOODY BLUES LACK OF INFAMY Posted: 2010-12-10 00:00:00
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