The Zombies Thank Fans, Congratulate Inductees

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The Zombies via their Facebook page

Do you want to know how to spell “class?” It starts with a “Z.” A demonstration of true class was shown by The Zombies who were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 but weren’t among the half dozen acts announced yesterday (Dec. 20) that were chosen for induction. The band wrote a heartfelt message on their Facebook page today (Dec. 21).

Here it is in its entirety:

“Yesterday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the Artists inducted into the Hall of Fame this year and unfortunately we weren’t voted in. We have been nominated twice now and every time it’s a huge privilege. To be alongside some of the biggest artists in the world is a great feeling, and we’d like to congratulate everyone who was voted in.

“We will never stop feeling honoured every time we get recognised. We’ve had an incredible career and had some truly amazing achievements along the way. We have amassed an amazing fan base who are the most loyal and have stuck with us through everything. Whether you’ve been with us since the 1960’s or you’re a recent fan, we appreciate you all so much and thank you for constantly sticking with us.

“We are so excited to be heading back out on the road next year with Chris and Hugh and performing Odessey And Oracle in it’s entirety. It still blows our mind that the album, although initially not “successful” is still loved and played all over the world to this day.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for us over the last couple of months. With over 90,000 votes it shows just us how incredible our fans really are. We didn’t do it this year, but 2017 is gonna be a great year and we’re so excited for what’s in store. See you next year!”

Related: Our interview with the band’s Colin Blunstone

So about that tour. The Zombies will be playing North America from March 17 through April 29. Tickets are available here.

Related: More Rock Hall Class of 2017 reactions

March 17 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
March 18 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
March 20 – Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre
March 21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center for the Perf. Arts
March 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 24 – Shippensburg, PA – H Ric Luhrs PAC
March 25 – New York, NY – The Town Hall
March 28 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
March 30 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
March 31 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
April 01 – Montreal, Canada – Imperial Cinema
April 02 – Toronto, Canada – Danforth Music Hall
April 04 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 05 – Lorain, OH – Lorain Palace Theatre
April 07 – Biloxi, MS – Golden Nugget
April 08 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
April 09 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC James K Polk Theater
April 11 – Springfield, IL – Sangamon Auditorium at Univ. of Illinois Springfield
April 13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
April 15 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 18 – Winnipeg, Canada – Club Regent Concert Bowl
April 21 – Vancouver, Canada – Commodore Ballroom
April 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 23 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
April 25 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
April 28 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
April 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel

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