The Zombies Announce 2022 U.S. Tour

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The Zombies have announced a 2022 U.S. tour to begin April 1, with more more dates to be announced. The British Invasion band had previously revealed a U.K. tour beginning on Feb. 10, in addition to a brief Canadian run over the summer as well as a European tour in September. Tickets for the U.S. concerts go on sale Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. local time.

The Zombies’ current lineup – founding members Colin Blunstone (vocals) and Rod Argent (keyboards), along with Steve Rodford (drums), Tom Toomey (guitar) and Søren Koch (bass) – have been recording the follow-up to their 2015 album Still Got That Hunger.

After decades of eligibility, the Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the induction ceremony took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after “Time of the Season” reached the top of the U.S. charts.

Related: Our recap of the band’s induction

The Zombies first burst onto the scene in 1964 at the forefront of the British Invasion with hit singles like “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” The original members – Blunstone, Argent, Chris White (bass), Paul Atkinson (guitar) and Hugh Grundy (drums) first entered Abbey Road (then called EMI Recording Studios) in June 1967 armed with only a £1000 recording budget from CBS Records, and the ambition to self-produce their second album Odessey and Oracle. The band famously walked into Studio Two on the heels of The Beatles, who had just finished Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…benefiting from the Fab Four’s new advances in multi-track recording. Recalls Argent, “They left quite a few instruments lying around the Abbey Road Studios, one of which was John Lennon’s Mellotron, which ended up all over the album. I didn’t ask anybody’s permission; I just used it because it was there!”

Released in 1968, Odessey and Oracle was initially a commercial disappointment, leading to the band’s break-up. Ironically, one year later, the last track on the album, “Time of the Season,” became a hit single around the world, and over the decades, Odessey and Oracle, has been rediscovered as a pop touchstone.

The Zombies 2022 U.S. Tour (Tickets for most of their 2022 dates are available here and here)

Apr 01 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live*
Apr 02 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre*
Apr 03 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Parker*
Apr 05 – Clearwater, FL – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre*
Apr 06 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Music Hall*
Apr 07 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater*
Apr 09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre (already on sale)*
Apr 10 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City (already on sale)*
Apr 13 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
Apr 14 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre*
Apr 16 – New York, NY – Webster Hall**
Apr 18 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere**
Apr 19 – Annapolis, MD – Maryland Hall**
Apr 20 – Phoenixville, PA – The Colonial Theatre**
Apr 22 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall**
Apr 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa**
Apr 24 – Riverhead, NY – Suffolk Theater**
Apr 26 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music**
Apr 27 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts**
Apr 29 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot**
Apr 30 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse**
May 01 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts**

Jul 07 – Winnipeg, MB – Club Regent Event Centre
Jul 09 – Calgary, AB – Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Jul 13 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Perf. Hall
Jul 14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Jul 15 – Everett, WA – Historic Everett Theatre

* = with Bruce Sudano
** = with Jesse Lynn Madera

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  1. Baybluesman
    #1 Baybluesman 26 November, 2021, 00:02

    Saw Argent (the band) in 1973, with Rod Argent Keyboards/Vocals) and Russ Ballard (Guitar/Vocals) and it was a very engaging and memorable show.
    Of course, preferences are subjective, but Rod Argent, along with Brian Auger, are two of the most generally underrated and overlooked keyboardists in post-1965 contemporary music, both whom weaved rock, jazz, blues, funk, and some classical elements in their music, yielding some very unique compositions.
    Cases in point; the “Time of the Season” and “Hold Your Head Up” keyboard segueways from Rod Argent, and Brian Auger’s smooth rendition of Wes Montgomery’s “Bumpin’ On Sunset”, as a few examples of journeymen’s talent.

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