Moody Blues Drummer / Poet Graeme Edge to Release A Limited Edition Book of Poems and Back-Stories Titled 'The Written Works of Graeme Edge' - Available on the Upcoming 'The Voyage Continues - Highway 45 Tour'
Rock Icons The Moody Blues Celebrate 45 Years Since Landmark Album 'Days of Future Passed' With 2012 Spring U.S. Tour Launching On March 11
Los Angeles, CA –THE MOODY BLUES will launch their 32-city 2012 U.S. tour titled “The Moody Blues: The Voyage Continues – Highway 45”, celebrating the 45th Anniversary of their landmark album DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED. In conjunction with the tour, drummer Graeme Edge, poetic lyricist for the band since the release of “Days of Future Passed,” will release a book of poetry titled “The Written Works of Graeme Edge.” The book will include poems written by Edge, including his legendary lyrics from the band’s many albums, preceded by recollections and never-told-before stories of their recordings. The book will cover Edge’s “Morning Glory – Late Lament” from the “Days” album recorded in 1967, to “22,000 Days” from the "Long Distance Voyager” album recorded in 1981 to “Nothing Changes” from “Strange Times”, the band’s last studio release in 1999, and more, and will be available exclusively on the tour
The tour kicks off next March 11, 2012 at Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, and continues through April 21, 2012, ending in Niagara Falls, New York. The band will head to South Africa immediately following the U.S. tour for two dates in Capetown and Johannesburg.
The Moody Blues, whose legacy spans four decades of hit-making and sell-out tours, will continue to entertain audiences with their timeless music. The Moody Blues’ No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence. The band has sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. Their vast roster of hits includes: “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),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few.
Guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge, on this tour, will also offer their fans a special opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with them on their exclusive “Storytellers Experiences” and “Backstage Tours” exclusives, which will be available on select tour dates. Both the “Storytellers” and “Backstage Tour” experiences include a front of the venue concert ticket, early access to the merchandise booth to get first choice of the tour items, and a specially prepared, limited edition merchandise package. Additional VIP packages are also available that include VIP seating and/or Merchandise packages. Tour dates and VIP experience details and on sale information are available through the Moody Blues’ official website, managed by PAID, Inc. at http://www.moodybluestoday.com/index.cfm//content/pid/401891