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St Alban’s favourite sons Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone who were founding fathers of The Zombies music group in the early 60s are to play an incredible intimate acoustic performance in their hometown of St Albans on Friday 21st October. This will be a real treat for all Zombies fans near and far. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets before they’re gone.
Here’s the place to get them from when tickets go on sale in September. Keep checking back as these will be snapped up fast – click here
The guys are currently getting ready to head back on a West Coast Tour of US before this show in September and then play a host of UK shows with full band in November. To stay in touch with all the latest tour dates click here
Have you heard about the new movie Sing yet?
It stars Scarlett Johanson, Jennifer Saunders, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly plus many more and is gonna be one of the biggest movies this year! One of The Zombies songs makes an appearance. Let us know when you hear it …
It’s been a while but The Zombies will be returning to play a show at London’s Water Rats in Kings Cross on Tuesday July 26th presented by Vintage TV
To get tickets click here
It’s definitely The Time Of The Season
A unique new photographic exhibition of the biggest faces in 60s pop seeks to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s SocietyPosted on May 27th, 2016 in Music, News, The Zombies
For The Record: 60s Pop Through The Lens is a new exhibition in West London featuring some amazing images taken by Stanley Bielecki
Head down to 5 Addison Avenue, London W11 4QS from 3rd – 8th June, 9am – 8pm
here’s a classic of The Zombies being admired by a young fan
As The Zombies train continues to trail blaze through their North American tour, revered media publication The Examiner caught up with Colin Blunstone while the guys were briefly back in New York last week. Read the wonderful article here
And if you’re around the guys are still in USA for a few more days as they roll into Nashville, then Louisville, then St Charles before bringing their electric show back to the UK again in June and July.
Rod has made a statement to give thanks about The Zombie’s legendary release, “On April 19th, 1968 our album ‘Odessey And Oracle’ was released. This album although initially didn’t garner much attention, went on to change our lives dramatically. It has been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”, by NME Magazine as the “No. 2 Best Album Recorded at Abbey Road Studios“, and Q Magazine said it was one of “Best British Albums Ever”, but it will always be our first born and we’re very proud of it’s accomplishments. Thank you to everyone who has ever bought, downloaded, listened to, and even shared the album, it’s because of you that the album is still very much alive today. Happy Birthday Odessey And Oracle!!”
For all those in the UK the now yearly extravaganza for all music fans and especially those with a penchant for vinyl come together to celebrate Record Store Day
There might be just a few still left over, but no promises as The Zombies put out a limited run for 2016 to mark the occasion.
Rod has recently made a statement over on The Zombies Facebook page sharing his sadness about the passing of the late, great Keith Emerson, “t’s over a week now since Keith Emerson died, and I must say I’ve been really saddened that the passing of this fantastic musician and monster creative talent hasn’t been marked in a greater and more unequivocal way by the press and broadcasting media. I may have missed something, but I didn’t catch ANYTHING at all on the BBC ….. quite incredible.
And the meanness and short-sightedness of the people, without any ability of their own, who latterly criticised his continuing to play, without any sympathy or understanding of the difficulties he suffered from muscular and nerve problems in his right hand and arm….it truly is depressing.
Keith was a true musician in every sense of the word; a great keyboardist whose playing was always full of fire and invention. He never dumbed down the high content of what he did, yet still managed to connect and communicate with many millions of people – a remarkable achievement. When I heard, not so long ago, from a couple of different people that Keith liked my playing, it felt like one of the most rewarding compliments I’d ever been paid. He was truly one of the few.”
Visit Rod’s Live Page to keep up to date with all his and The Zombies forthcoming tour dates.
There is a pretty epic feature about Rod and The Zombies early days from seasoned Sunday Times writer Paul Lester and the team behind Classic Rock, Prog and Blues Magazines – check it out here