The Moody Blues will launch a special live tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their iconic, landmark album,DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, which was originally released in 1967. The band will reflect back on five decades of some of the most well beloved music in pop culture history this summer, when they perform live onstage, for the first-time ever, their epic album. The tour, titled DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY, will bring the live excitement of seeing the band perform their greatest hits in the first half, and then finish with DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED performed in the second half.
Fans will have waited 50 years to experience this moment in time, as the band’s first full-length studio album, DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, was a ground-breaking concept album when it was first released. So unique in its approach, the recording of their first studio album turned out to be piece of music history. Their record label, Decca Records, had requested that the band record an album to test “stereo recording,” which was in its infancy at the time. Being primarily a classical label, The Moody Blues were asked to record a rock version of Dvorak’s 9th Symphony. The band complied, but wanted to record it on their own terms. Behind closed doors, they came up with the concept of fusing classical music with rock, but written to their own soundtrack. The result was DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, an album that today, many consider a masterpiece.
Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2014)—“Timeless Flight – The Polydor Years” Moody Blues tour will launch next March 19-May 10, 2015, beginning on the East Coast in Massachusetts and concluding on the West Coast in Colorado, also hitting Westbury, NY, Columbus, OH, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA and Scottsdale, AZ, to name a few stops. The band will be touring in rela-tion to their new box set, The Polydor Years 1986-1992, which was released November 24, on UMe.
The eight disc THE POLYDOR YEARS 1986-1992 set includes six CDs and two DVDs which brings together, for the first time, remas-tered editions of all The Moody Blues’ Polydor era albums, spanning the period 1986-1992. The package - The Polydor Years 1986-1992 - includes 17 bonus tracks, 11 of which are being released for the first time, including a 1991 BBC radio session. The set also includes a previously unreleased concert recording from the group’s July 1986 appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, during their “Other Side of Life” tour, and a fully remastered edition of the September 1992 “Red Rocks” concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
The DVD features the newly remastered and previously long-time un-available release of the “Night at Red Rocks” concert, plus the rare, fan club-only documentary “The Other Side of Red Rocks”. Housed in a slipcase with an accompanying 64-page hardbound book, the en-tire set is topped off with the inclusion of a 7” blue vinyl single of “Al Fin Voy A Encontrate”, the rare Spanish version of “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”.
The Moody Blues have been at the forefront of the classic rock music scene for more than 40 years, with their multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles hitting Billboard at #1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 and Top 40. Their illustrious roster of hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” "Tuesday Afternoon," “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)” and “Your Wildest Dreams,” and many more.