Sunday, March 3, 2024

Moody Blues’ John Lodge Solo Tour

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: The 10,000 Light Years Tour will see the legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist John Lodge perform select solo dates through the UK this April.

A recent inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of numerous awards including an Ivor Novello, Birmingham born Lodge has sold more than 70 million records as a member of The Moody Blues.

“Music is my life and I can’t wait to get on the road with my 10,000 Light Years Band” the bass player said recently of the forthcoming UK dates. “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 Blues 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’.

Featuring 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), the tour will support Lodge’s  recent Live from Birmingham album and DVD, he will be performing classic Moody Blues hits, songs from  studio album 10,000 Light Years Ago and some unique airings of ‘Saved by the Music’ by The Blue Jays (the offshoot band he formed with Justin Heywood in the 70s) and ‘Legend of a Mind’ a song dedicated to the recently deceased Ray Thomas.

Only two dates have been confirmed so far: Milton Keynes Stables on April 12th and London Cadogan Hall on April 13th, but more are too follow.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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