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The Moody Blues Coming to Verizon Hall, 8/11

The Moody Blues Coming to Verizon Hall, 8/11

Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge - will be continuing their "voyage" on THE VOYAGE CONTINUES: TIMELESS FLIGHT tour, with new U.S. dates announced for their upcoming summer 2014 schedule. The tour, which begins in Syracuse, New York on August 1, will continue through September 4 & 5 with appearances at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Illinois and Verizon Hall in Philadelphia on August 11. The upcoming dates follow their recent sold-out U.S. tour in March, and their highly successful second band cruise in early April -- The Moodies Cruise -- which returned to the Isle of Wight with alums Roger Daltrey of The Who, Carl Palmer of ELP, Lighthouse and Shawn Phillips; The Zombies, The Orchestra starring ELO, Starship, Little River Band, and more. The summer tour will also tie in with the recent issue of their 17 and 4-CD box sets "Timeless Flight," on Universal Music Enterprises.

Tickets for The Moody Blues on August 11th at Verizon Hall go on sale this Friday, June 13th at 10 a.m. Tickets are available from $55 to $125 and can be purchased at KimmelCenter.org, Kimmel Center Box Office or charge-by-phone at 215-893-1999.

The band will be going on five decades strong as of May 5, 2014. Says The Dallas Morning News: The band showed in its performance why it has endured almost half a century...the harmonies between John Lodge and the band front man Justin Hayward created soaring drama punctuated by the interplay between smoke and light ray. Adds, The St. Louis Post Dispatch: "It all came down to the melodies, which ranged from gorgeously seductive to simply catchy and punchy...the Moodies depend on nostalgic memories of their fans' youth, but they also know that in the present, these songs can still move the listener." The Toronto Sun says: "One of the biggest strengths the band has is knowing what they do and doing it extremely well."

For more information on the band visit: http://moodybluestoday.com/.

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