THE MOODY BLUES TO PARTNER WITH SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND AIDING MUSICIANS DURING THEIR UPCOMING HISTORIC “DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR”
March 2, 2017
The Moody Blues will unite with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, in an effort to help aid musicians during their upcoming special live tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their iconic, landmark album, DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, which kicks off on June 3 in Rancho Mirage, California, and runs through July 23 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Moody Blues will donate $1 per-ticket sold at each show on the tour to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization which lends financial assistance to career musicians, venue workers, production staff, crew members and their families suffering from injury, illness or disability. Funds raised from the tour will pay for medical procedures, doctor visits, prescriptions, and vital living expenses.
On the tour, titled DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED – 50TH ANNIVERSARY, 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 recorded in 1967, which marked the first time a rock band had fused their sound with a symphony orchestra. The tour 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. The tour will hit 25 cities (and 28 performances), including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Seattle, Baltimore, Denver, Cleveland, Nashville, and many more.
Says Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, ‘We are pleased to be associated with Sweet Relief, and are very much looking forward to this tour. It will be a joy to return to this music – live, after all these years.”
Adds Bill Bennett, President of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, “Sweet Relief is enormously grateful to the Moody Blues for this incredibly generous donation, and the funds raised will help hundreds of desperate musicians and music industry workers in critical need.”
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From the time the British band first hit the rock scene, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridge the gap between rock, classical and pop-rock genres. Featuring guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge, and drummer Graeme Edge, The Moody Blues’ sound has held its ground in a genre of music that is ever-changing. The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. Their 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),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few. 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 of all time.
For more information on Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, please visit: www.sweetrelief.org