The Moody Blues' John Lodge brings "Days of Future Passed" to the Sandler Center
Words and Images Courtesy of the Sandler Center
(Virginia Beach, Va.) – John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is bringing his new show, Performs Days of Future Passed to the USA. John, together with his 10,000 Light Years Band, will perform this iconic album in its entirety, including a special recording by Graeme Edge and performances by Jon Davison of YES. The show will also feature a set of can’t-miss classic hits like “Ride my See-Saw,” “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Nights in White Satin,” to make this a truly spectacular evening!
The Langley Federal Credit Union Concert Series presents The Moody Blues’ John Lodge Performs Days of Future Passed on Monday, March 6 at 7:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 28 at 10 AM and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Sandler Center Box Office located at 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Tickets are priced at $34, $39, $44, $49, and $64, plus applicable fees. To receive the exclusive presale code to purchase tickets before the general public, join the Sandler Center Cyber Club at SandlerCenter.org. The presale for this show will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 10 AM to 10 PM.
On November 10th, 2022, ‘Days of Future Passed’ will celebrate its 55th Anniversary, and John wanted to do something special to celebrate. The Moodies had embarked on a US tour in 2017 to celebrate the 50th, but regrettably stopped touring shortly after, and, then very sadly, Graeme Edge passed away in 2021. However, shortly before his passing, John and Graeme met and spent some special time together. At that meeting, Graeme told John how he hoped John would continue and keep the Moody Blues music alive. The new show, based around the simple tale of “a day in the life of an everyday man,” will highlight all that made Days of Future Passed the ground-breaking album that it was - arguably the start of Progressive Rock.
“November 2022 sees me looking back 55 years to that week in 1967. 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 7 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 realised 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.” - John Lodge
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