John Lodge - 10/17Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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John Lodge - 10/17
at City Winery New York City
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 solo tour to the USA. This is a unique opportunity to see John perform his hits from the Moody Blues, together with some of his solo work, and a few special treats that are sure to delight both fans and music lovers alike.
John will appear with his ’10,000 Light Years Band’, and together they capture the heart of classic Moody Blues songs he has penned and recorded such as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Gemini Dream,” “Ride My Seesaw,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Steppin’ in a Slide Zone”, “Peak Hour”, “Evening Time’ (the latter two from Days of Future Passed), and the never before played live, “Candle of Life”. 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. John also has very special treats such as ‘Saved by the Music’ from the Blue Jays album, and other new surprises that are being added to the set. This is a not-to-be-missed show full of beautifully crafted songs, great energy and sound, and a fantastic atmosphere.
If you are new to the music of John Lodge, come and experience why this music is so legendary, and 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 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. The Moody Blues are currently celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their iconic album ‘Days of Future Passed’ with a hugely successful tour, including a sold out performance at the Hollywood Bowl, the current release of their live album ‘Days of Future Passed, Live’, which reached the top of US DVD charts, and an upcoming 3 week residency at the Wynn in September. The Moodies continue to perform their music to fans across the generations, and can currently be seen performing at the Rock and Rolll Hall of Fame Induction on HBO and Amazon Prime, and featuring two of John’s hits, “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)”, and ‘Ride My See-saw’.
Whilst John will always be a Moody Blue, and loves performing with the Moodies and never wants to stop, he also loves taking his band on the road to perform his Moodies songs in a new way, in wonderful theatres, and being able to bring some of his solo work to fans old and new. John will be touring the USA starting in Nashville on October 12th, and then through the NE. He is also due to appear on ‘Cruise to the Edge’ in February 2019, sailing out of Tampa, FL. This is a fantastic opportunity to see this ‘rock legend’ and also ‘great guy’ perform in an intimate setting, up close and personal.
In John’s words, ‘Music is my life and I can’t wait to get on the road with my 10,000 Light Years Band… the venues are smaller and more intimate, but I love live concerts “have bass will travel” that’s the gypsy in me. I’ll always be a ‘Moody Blue’, but I love getting the chance to perform songs that I have never performed before, and of course classic Moody Blue songs. The fans and I have travelled this road a long time and I also hope new fans will discover and explore along with us’