Venue: The Pearl
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: May 3, 2015
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 6
Show Length: 90 minutes
$63 - $147.30
Rock icons The Moody Blues make a stop in Vegas as part of their The Polydor Years 1986 - 1992 tour. Best known for songs including "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon," the group continues to inspire fans after more than four decades of composing hit songs and performing sold-out tours around the world. Drummer Graeme Edge along with guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward and bassist/vocalist John Lodge make up today's Moody Blues who are all featured on their recently released, box set album.
The eight-disc set "The Polydor Years 1986 - 1992" that the tour is formed around is not only packed with all remastered versions of The Moody Blues' Polydor-era albums, but it also includes 17 bonus tracks, 11 of which have never been available to the public until now.
The Moody Blues formed in London in 1964 and quickly gained a reputation as a solid rock/R&B group. They signed to Decca Records and released their debut single, "Lose Your Money," all within six months.
By early 1965 their second single, "Go Now," was at No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 10 in the U.S. After touring Britain with Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues traveled to the United States opening for The Kinks.
By October 1966, the band broke up, exhausted from their constant touring.
In 1967, the regrouped Moody Blues scored a big hit with "Days of Future Passed," an album that combined classical orchestration with rock music. Thanks to the singles "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon" the record went gold, reaching No. 3 on the charts.
"Seventh Sojourn" was released in 1972, spawning the hit "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)." After an epic nine-month world tour in 1974, The Moody Blues announced they were going on hiatus for an unspecified period. All five members released solo albums, and in 1978 the group decided to resume working together, releasing "Octave," their first platinum record.
"Long Distance Voyager" was released in 1981 and scored the band another hit with "Gemini Dream." The Moody Blues enjoyed another commercial renaissance in 1986, when "Your Wildest Dreams" and "The Other Side of Life" both reached the U.S. Top 10.
Their timeless repertoire of songs has become an embedded part of pop culture. The group was immortalized on an episode of "The Simpsons." Their music has been featured in movies, television shows and in national advertisement campaigns including the TV ad for Visa featuring "Tuesday Afternoon."
In May 2007, the group released a 41-track, two-disc compilation of sessions recorded at BBC Studios, various TV appearances and more. The Moody Blues also toured the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom every year from 2006 to 2010.
The band completed dates in South Africa, in addition to a 32-city U.S. tour across the East Coast in March and April 2012. The tour was one of the Top 20 grossing tours in a year according to Pollstar magazine. Additionally, Johnny Depp's film "Dark Shadows" featured The Moody Blues' legendary classic hit "Nights in White Satin" on the soundtrack. Originally released from the "Days of Future Passed" album, the song is one of the biggest selling singles to date and reach No. 1 three separate times on the Billboard charts.