Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Zombies to tour Western U.S.

photo by Andrew Eccles
Legendary British psychedelic pop band The Zombies has announced new U.S. tour dates this September.

It will be performing songs from last year's Still Got That Hunger, as well as many hit singles.

The release of Still Got That Hunger marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger.

This past February, The Zombies 1960's hit single "She’s Not There" was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

The band continues its major resurgence with their upcoming U.S. tour dates. The tour features founding and current members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, alongside bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent and The Kinks), Rodford’s son Steve Rodford on drums, and session guitarist Tom Toomey.

Tour dates:

Sept 2 – The Rose, Pasadena, CA
Sept 3 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sept 4 – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
Sept 5 – Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA
Sept 7 – Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 8 – Belly Up, Solano Beach, CA
Sept 9 – Gordie Brown Showroom at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, NV
Sept 10 –The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
Sept 11 –Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ*
Sept 14 – Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
*with Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

About The Zombies:
The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.”
Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.

Following the break-up of the original band, Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career, and Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band, but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies. The media excitedly welcomed their return, leading to a 2011 performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

2013-2016 has marked a major resurgence for the band, with two U.K. and five U.S. tours (including stops at SXSW in Austin, NYC’s Central Park SummerStage, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and Milwaukee SummerFest)…the American release of their new album, Breathe Out, Breathe In… the debut on VEVO of their first-ever music video for “Any Other Way”… a PBS Special filmed on the legendary Austin City Limits stage….Eminem’s sample/cover version of “Time of the Season” on his comeback album… the Keira Knightley "She's Not There" campaign for Coco Chanel… The release of 2015’s Still Got That Hunger… and the announcement of their first nomination to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

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