Moody Blues Set U.S. Tour For March

The Moody Blues are returning to the U.S. this coming March.

The band has made yearly appearances in North America over the last decade or so and 2016 won't be an exception as they have set dates starting March 3 in Hollywood, FL and running through April 2 in Biloxi, MS. The band has also posted on their website that more dates will be announced.

For 2016, they are using the name of their 1966 single Fly Me High as the moniker for the tour. Coming almost two years after their breakthrough hit, Go Now, Fly Me High was not a success but it did mark the point when Justin Hayward and John Lodge joined the band.

Justin Hayward said of the song "2016 is the 50th anniversary of John and myself joining the band, and one of the first things we did together that year was record Fly Me High at our own expense at Regent Sound Studios in Denmark Street.

The suits at Decca liked it but thought it could be recorded better. So we turned up at the Decca studios on the appointed day where we met Tony Clarke for the first time. He was assigned to us as ‘in house’ producer and we recorded the song again. Decca released the new version and it was picked up by the BBC who used it as a ‘jingle’ for a while. It was all absolutely great and Fly Me High was the start of our new sound and direction. The Decca engineer on Fly Me High was Gus Dudgeon who went on to produce mega hits for Elton John. He did a great job!"

The dates:
  • 03/03 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
  • 03/04 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre
  • 03/05 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 03/06 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
  • 03/08 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips High School
  • 03/09 – Melbourne, FL – King Center For Performing Arts
  • 03/10 – Estero, FL – Germain Arena
  • 03/11 – Saint Augustine, FlL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • 03/12 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
  • 03/15 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
  • 03/16 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
  • 03/18 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
  • 03/19 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
  • 03/20 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
  • 03/22 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center
  • 03/24 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
  • 03/25 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater
  • 03/26 – Newport News, VA – Ferguson Center For The Arts
  • 03/28 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater
  • 03/30 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace Theatre
  • 03/31 – Paducah, KY – Four Rivers Center
  • 04/01 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Casino
  • 04/02 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

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