The Zombies Take 'Odessey and Oracle' on 50th Anniversary Tour
Published Oct 17, 2016British Invasion rockers the Zombies had toured North America in support of 2011's Breathe Out, Breathe In, but longtime fans will get to see some of the band's classic catalogue celebrated on an upcoming string of dates.
To mark the 50th anniversary of 1968's beloved album Odessey and Oracle, the Zombies will be hitting the road and playing said record from start to finish for live audiences, with the tour coming under the banner of the "Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary Finale Tour."
"In June 1967 five young men walked in to Abbey Road Studios #3. They set out to make an album their own way, but never expected the result would loom so large in their lives," a press release explains. "The album lead to the break-up of the original lineup, produced an unexpected worldwide hit single a year later, and became a musical touchstone for generations to come. 50 years later, Odessey and Oracle will bring the four surviving members back together on stage to perform the album in its entirety for the final time."
Original players Chris White and High Grundy will join the group's current touring lineup of Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Jim Rodford, Steve Rodford and Tom Toomey for the shows, which get underway on March 17 in Glenside, PA. Canadian fans can catch shows in Montreal on April 1, Toronto on April 2, Winnipeg on April 18 and Vancouver on April 21.
Find the full list of upcoming tour dates below.
03/17 Glenside, PA - The Keswick Theatre
03/18 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
03/20 Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre of Durham
03/21 Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
03/23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
03/25 New York, NY - The Town Hall
03/28 Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
03/30 Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse
03/31 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre
04/01 Montreal, QC - Cinéma Impérial
04/02 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
04/04 Royal Oak (Detroit), MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/05 Lorain (Cleveland), OH - The Lorain Palace Theater
04/07 Biloxi, MS - Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi
04/08 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04/09 Nashville, TN - Tennessee Performing Arts Center James K. Polk Theater
04/11 Springfield, IL - UIS Sangamon Auditorium
04/13 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
04/15 Madison, WI - The Barrymore Theatre
04/17 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/18 Winnipeg, MB - Club Regent Casino Concert Bowl
04/21 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
04/22 Seattle, WA - The Showbox Presents
04/23 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
04/25 Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre
04/29 Los Angeles, CA – TBA