bergenPAC to Welcome The Moody Blues, 8/12
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Moody Blues Tuesday, August 12th 2014 at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to see the band that has been rocking the world with its brand of progressive rock hits for over 30 years at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
The Moody Blues, still rocking in 2014 with original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, have released 24 albums in a career spanning nearly five decades. They have sold more than 70 million albums, earning them 18 platinum discs and all manner of awards including Playboy "Group of the Year", the "Golden Ticket" award for selling the most tickets at Madison Square Garden and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music; the band has even appeared in an episode of "The Simpsons".
Their classic album Days of Future Passed (featuring the Moody Blues' signature song "Nights in White Satin") heralded the era of the concept album and elaborate sleeve artwork that would epitomise the Progressive Rock movement that followed.
Formed in 1964 in Birmingham, The Moody Blues came from the same gene pool that would give the world Traffic, the Move, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Slade. The original line-up of the band (Denny Laine, Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder) scored a global number one hit with "Go Now," but unable to follow up this success, Warwick and Laine left the group - to be replaced by John Lodge and Justin Hayward respectively in 1966. For the next few months, the band crafted a new set of original compositions that would change their fortunes.