The Moody Blues Continue their Fly Me High 2016 Tour and add Nights in Vegas

The Moody Blues announce their upcoming “Moody Blues: Nights In Vegas” residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 7-15 (visit for select dates). The band will then continue the Fall leg of their 2016 FLY ME HIGH tour, from October 20 - November 5, hitting 11 additional cities: Fargo, ND; Red Wing, MN; Davenport, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Rockford, IL; Appleton, WI; Toledo, OH; Indianapolis, IN; South Bend, IN; Merrillville, IN and Milwaukee, WI. The band just finished up their 23-city spring leg of their “Fly Me High” tour on April 2. The Moody Blues named the 2016 tour “Fly Me High” to mark the 50th Anniversary of Justin Hayward and John Lodge joining Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder as lead guitarist and bassist for the iconic band. Says Hayward, "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,” continues Hayward. “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 with Elton John. He did a great job!" Recalls Lodge, “1966…England wins the World Cup…I complete my college course...Ray Thomas telephones me (from our earlier days with El Riot and the Rebels)... I meet Justin...we go into the studios and record "Fly Me High"…we get a record deal with Decca Records. We were truly "Flying High." Says Edge, "50 years ago Ray rang up John to invite him to join us, and Justin was also invited. He laughingly continues, “I was a little put out as they were both over 6 foot and I, a mere 5 foot 8 inches, but over the next 50 years, I learned to look up to them.” The Moody BluesJustin Hayward (lead guitar, vocals), John Lodge (bass guitar, vocals) and Graeme Edge (drums) -- have been at the forefront of the classic rock music scene since the 60’s 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,” “Isnt Life Strange,” “Question,” “Im Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) andYour Wildest Dreams,and many more. Venues/dates include: *10/7 – 10/15/16 The Venetian Las Vegas, NV 10/20/16 Scheels Arena Fargo, ND 10/21/16 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Red Wing, MN 10/22/16 The Adler Theatre Davenport, IA 10/25/16 The Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, IA 10/26/16 Coronado Theatre Rockford, IL 10/27/16 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Appleton, WI 10/30/16 Stranaham Theater Toledo, OH 11/1/16 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN 11/2/16 Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN 11/3/16 Star Plaza Theatre Merrillville, IN 11/5/16 Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee, WI
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