The Zombies - The 2014 Tour
Legendary Brit rockers the Zombies continue to lay it on with their upcoming August
tour, showing off their sophisticated signature blend of styles, including rhythm and blues, jazz, psychedelic, and pop. The
musical masters will be taking fans of all ages to the next level in cities and towns across America, including Fall River,
MA; Annapolis, MD; Newton, NJ; Massapequa and Westhampton Beach, NY; Alexandria, VA; Stateline, NV; and San Diego, Santa Monica,
and San Francisco, CA. Your city's not here? Never fear! This list is not exhaustive, and StubHub keeps up to date with all
the newest listings. Keep checking back!
The Zombies are bringing their gorgeous grooves to a range of exciting venues,
including Narrows Center for the Arts, the Stern Grove Festival, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and San Diego's House of Blues. The
incomparable Zombies will, by turns, get your toes tapping and soul stirring. Don't miss seeing them in the flesh –
get your tickets today!
About The Zombies
In 1962, five schoolboys from St Albans, Hertfordshire in England
came together to form what would be one of the most inventive bands of the British Invasion. After winning aLondon Evening
Newsbeat-band contest in 1964, the band was signed to Decca and released a number of singles. The classic pop hits "She's
Not There," "Tell Her No," and "Time of the Season" would all enjoy huge success across the pond, though many of their darker
and more adventurous tracks like "Care of Cell 44" and "I Want You Back Again" were commercial flops.
The band would
break up in 1968 due to lack of popular appeal. Bassist Chris White, organist Rod Argent, and lead vocalist Colin Blunstone
would pursue their own musical projects, while drummer Hugh Grundy and guitarist Paul Atkinson went to work for Columbia Records.
During their twenty-three-year hiatus, the band would be plagued by pretenders who, trying to capitalize on the Zombies' fame
and unrenewed copyright, would slyly assume the band's moniker and go on tour.
Various Zombie members would eventually
reunite for brief tours with various guest musicians. The albums produced in this time (New WorldandAs Far As I Can See...)
would go unnoticed or receive poor reviews. In 2004, Atkinson passed away of liver and kidney disease. That same year a new
Zombie configuration would solidify around Blunstone and Argent. The current lineup features these two original hard rockers,
as well as bassist Jim Rodford of The Kinks, his son Steve Rodford on drums, and guitarist Tom Toomey. The group was nominated
for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Zombies got their first taste
of success when they recorded their rocking 1964 hit single, "She's Not There." The song, amazingly subtle and self-assured
for a first single, would peak at number twelve in its native country and at number two in the U.S. and Canada.
that year, the single "Tell Her No" made for the band's first live performance on U.S. television, recorded for NBC's first
episode ofHullabaloowith an audience of hysterical female fans. The wistful jazz-inspired hit would peak at number six in
Their second album,Odeyssey and Oracle, was released in 1969 after the Zombies had already disbanded.
It would be their most cohesive, complex and lyrically diverse album thus far, but proved too inaccessible for mainstream
tastes. It would gain some recognition only after its single "Time of the Season" climbed to number three on U.S. charts.
Over the years,Odeyssey and Oraclehas found rightful if cultish acclaim as a monumental work of psychedelic pop, earning 5
out of 5 stars from Allmusic.
The band's current incarnation, officially known as "The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone
& Rod Argent," releasedBreathe Out, Breathe Inin 2011. The album received several 4-star reviews and helped rekindle the
band's popularity. The band would never really win over their fellow Brits, but they would and still enjoy legendary status
in North America.
The band's iconicOdessey and Oraclealbum owes its signature misspelling of "odyssey"
to an error of the cover designer, Chris White's flatmate Terry Quirk.
Lacking funds for real backup musicians during
the recording ofOdessey and Oracle, the band used a Mellotron – a precursor of the synthesizer. The electric/mechanical
keyboard would play different pre-recorded sound samples from a magnetic tape.
The Zombies Concert Experience
experience the remarkable sleeper hits and classic tunes of the Zombies in concert! Blunstone's pipes are haunting as ever
as he delivers up the yearning vocals, while Argent's jazzy keyboard solos are a live treat you'll hate to miss. With masterful
technique, trippy tunes and powerful lyrics, the Zombies will move your mind, body and soul all night long. This electric
event will be the highlight of your summer – so buy your tickets now on StubHub!