The Moody Blues' John Lodge - 11/12/19Tuesday, November 12 2019 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start / Ends 9:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
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The Moody Blues' John Lodge - 11/12/19
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
- 9:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is bringing his ‘Classic Moody Blues’ solo tour to the USA in February 2020 following his appearance on the ‘ROCK AND ROMANCE CRUISE’ sailing out of Miami Feb 15 – 22nd 2020.
Following the incredible audience response to his appearance on ‘The Royal Affair’ Tour with YES, Asia and Carl Palmer during June and July 2019, John is now taking his ‘Classic Moody Blues’ show to a whole new level!
The set already encompasses his fantastic hits such as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band), “Ride My Seesaw,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Steppin’ in a Slide Zone”, “Gemini Dream”, plus many more, and also features tributes to his friends Ray Thomas, with his rendition of “Legend of a Mind”, and Mike Pinder with “Sunset”. John also includes “Saved by the Music” from Blue Jays – a song that will get you on your feet and singing along!
Joining John on stage is his ’10,000 Light Years Band’, and together they capture the spirit and heart of these classic Moody Blues songs.
This new “John Lodge is Classic Moody Blues” set will take this wonderful show even further and incorporate tributes to other members of his band, with other treats to be revealed on the night that are sure to delight fans and music lovers alike. With the Moody Blues on hiatus, this is a unique opportunity to see John perform his Moody Blues’ hits and more, and, once more, experience the passion and energy of their music. As John says, “I want to keep the Moody Blues music alive’!
John will also perform songs from his solo album 10,000 Light Years Ago. This album received critical acclaim, and his song, ‘In My Mind,’ was nominated for “Anthem of the Year” in Prog Mag.
This is a not-to-be-missed show full of beautifully crafted songs, great energy and sound, and a fantastic atmosphere that will ‘bring the audience to their feet’, and is a great opportunity to see this ‘rock legend’ and also ‘great guy’ perform in an intimate setting, up close and personal.
Joining John on stage are long term collaborator Alan Hewitt (Music Director and Keyboards) and Billy Ashbaugh (Drums) from the Moody Blues touring band, together with Duffy King (Guitars) and Jason Charboneau (Cello).
If you are new to the music of John Lodge, come and experience this incredible show, and see why his music has influenced musicians and fans for generations. And, of course, if you love the Moodies you will love this show…
During his remarkable 52 years with the Moody Blues, Lodge has sold more than 70 million albums including the groundbreaking ‘Days of Future Passed’, and has composed many of their biggest hits. The album ‘Seventh Sojurn’ was Billboard number 1 for 5 weeks, and Lodge wrote both the singles from this album, the high-energy “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)” and the beautiful and ethereal “Isn’t Life Strange”.
John has received numerous awards including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ASCAP (American Society Of Composers & Publishers) and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and he has been voted one of the 10 most influential bass players on the planet.
As a member of The Moody Blues since 1966, John Lodge has spent much of his life touring the world, as part of a 'rock n roll band'. His first solo album titled NATURAL AVENUE was released 40 years ago in 1977, but was never performed live. His second solo album, 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO was released in 2015, and was followed by a Live Album “Live from Birmingham - The 10,000 Light Years Tour” in 2018. The current tour will support his best of album “B Yond”, featuring 3 new songs and 2 new remixes, together with other songs carefully curated by John from his career, released by BMG on September 13th in CD and 180g Vinyl. The album features artwork by ROGER DEAN continuing their long relationship that goes back to NATURAL AVENUE.
In John’s words, ‘Music is my life and I can’t wait to get on the road with the 10,000 Light Years Band… I am a ‘Moody Blue’, I always will be, and the fans and I have travelled this road a long time so I hope they will continue with me as we keep the Moody Blues music alive. And I hope new fans will discover and explore along with us as we go B Yond’