Coming off the recent 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination, The Zombies are coming to the Lorain Palace on April 5th.
A recent article on the website Music Aficionado begins, “It’s damn near unfathomable to think that a band can be peaking a half-century after their first gig, but with the Zombies that wouldn’t be far from the truth.” More than fifty years after they became one of the first British Invasion groups to top the U.S. singles charts with the hit “She’s Not There,” and approaching the golden anniversary of their album, Odessey and Oracle, that is acknowledged as one of the classic pop albums of all time, the Zombies continue their remarkable 21st-century resurgence with a North American tour and the release of a lavish coffee-table book. The Spring 2017 trek across the U.S. and Canada, which will continue to England and Europe later next year, includes the final full-album performances of Odessey and Oracle reuniting all four surviving members of the group, Colin Blunstone on lead vocals, Rod Argent on keyboards/vocals, Chris White on bass/vocals, and Hugh Grundy on drums. Along with founding members Blunstone and Argent, the current line-up of the Zombies, celebrating their current release Still Got That Hunger, includes bassist Jim Rodford, guitarist Tom Toomey and Steve Rodford (Jim’s son) on drums.
As Yahoo Music put it, “”With a legacy rivaling that of nearly all of their fellow British Invasion mates — and that company includes the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, and Small Faces — The Zombies have the singles, the albums, and the actual playing chops to rival any band that ever was.” Their distinctive sound made the world take notice with the first notes of “She’s Not There,” and today, they’re still making pop history.
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