John Lodge of the Moody Blues Sets ‘Performs Days of Future Passed’ Tour

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John Lodge (Photo by Brian Aris, used with permission)

John Lodge, bassist, songwriter and vocalist of the Moody Blues, will bring his new show, “Performs Days of Future Passed,” to the U.S. for a series of concerts in early 2023. Lodge, together with his 10,000 Light Years Band, will perform the Moody Blues’ Days of Future Passed album in its entirety, with a special recording by the late Graeme Edge and performances by Jon Davison of Yes. The show will also feature a set of classic hits including “Ride My See-Saw,” “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Legend of a Mind” and “Nights in White Satin.”

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According to an announcement, “On November 10, 2022, ­ will celebrate its 55th anniversary, and John wanted to do something special to celebrate the album. The Moodys had embarked on a U.S. 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, and at that meeting Graeme told John how he hoped John would continue on with the music and keep the Moody Blues’ music alive.

Related: Our review of a 2018 John Lodge show in NYC

“John returned home and realized that what he really wanted to do was revisit this iconic album, honor his lost friends Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge, and his other bandmates Justin Hayward and Mike Pinder, but also reimagine it for today. How would he do it differently? Graeme had already recorded a special version of ‘Late Lament’ for John, and John’s great friend (and future son-in-law) Jon Davison (of Yes) had recorded ‘Nights in White Satin’ for him, and so the stage was set; John went into the studio and began work with his musical director, Alan Hewitt, on both a new show and a new album, details of which are TBA.”

Joining Lodge on stage is his 10,000 Light Years Band, 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).

John Lodge (Photo by Frank Piercy, used with permission)

John Lodge “Performs Days of Future Passed” Tour Dates

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Feb 18–Cary Hall, Lexington, MA
Feb 19–Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
Feb 21–TBC
Feb 22–The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT
Feb 24–The Cabot, Beverly, MA
Feb 25–Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
Feb 26–Jane Pickens Theatre, Newport, RI
Feb 28–Patchogue Theatre, Patchogue, NY
Mar 01–Sony Hall, New York. NY
Mar 03–Newton Theatre, Newton, NJ
Mar 04–Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA
Mar 06–Sandler Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 07–Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
Mar 09–Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
Mar 10–Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Verde, FL
Mar 11–The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, FL
Mar 14–Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL
Mar 15–Amaturo Theater, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 16–Rock and Romance Cruise

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Watch Lodge and band perform a Days of Future Passed favorite in 2018

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  1. v2787
    #1 v2787 24 October, 2022, 12:51

    So why aren’t John Lodge and Justin Heyward working together? Is there bad blood or something between them? It would be great to see the two of them onstage side by side, wouldn’t it?

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    • BONBON
      BONBON 25 October, 2022, 20:52

      Got my hackles up. I think only Justin should perform “Nights in White Satin” simply because that is a very personal song for him.

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    • Linda
      Linda 27 October, 2022, 10:39

      I think especially with the lost of Graeme they decided to move on and do music they have wanted to do and still keep Moody Blues music alive. I do not believe there is bad blood.

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    • Michiblue
      Michiblue 27 October, 2022, 12:35

      I’ve often wondered that myself. Say all you want about Graeme being the heart, soul, glue (and legal heir to the name) that held the group together, but Justin and John were the music.

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  2. bodhi heeren
    #2 bodhi heeren 26 October, 2022, 04:10

    No flute? That seems strange.

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  3. Papa John
    #3 Papa John 26 October, 2022, 15:06

    I totally agree Justin Hayward alongside of John Lodge in a tour

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  4. Berry
    #4 Berry 27 October, 2022, 18:12

    Why this ? We have a beautiful Days live from 2018? I think it is not very original, but it can be a success, because of the band and its performance!

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  5. SanphyHouse
    #5 SanphyHouse 27 October, 2022, 23:24

    I loved the Moody Blues and their music.
    Justin Haywood and John Lodge should re-unite and perform new music together, continuing where they left off in 1975 as the Blue Jays. They are a dynamite duo.

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