UPDATE: The Zombies will release a new album, Still Got That Hunger, on October 9th via The End Records/ADA.
Nearly 50 years after the Zombies released their landmark Odessey & Oracle, the four surviving members who recorded that album will reunite to perform their classic LP live and in its entirety. Singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent will be joined by bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy this autumn when the original Zombies reform to perform Odessey & Oracle live for the first time; the band initially broke up in December 1967, four months before their 1968 masterpiece, Number 100 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, was released.
Guitarist Paul Atkinson, who also featured on Odessey & Oracle, passed away in 2004. Guitarist Tom Tooney, drummer Steve Rodford and bassist Jim Rodford will fill out the current Zombies touring lineup. The reunited band’s trek kicks off September 30th at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre and then circles the U.S. for 18 shows, culminating with a performance at San Francisco’s Fillmore. Visit the Zombies’ official site for ticketing information.
In addition to the reunion tour, the Zombies hope to release their next studio album, the follow-up to 2011’s Breathe Out, Breathe In, in the fall. In 2014, a collection of Zombies songs from the band’s nixed 1968 album was finally released stateside as the compilation R.I.P.
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The Zombies U.S. Tour
September 30 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
October 1 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
October 3 – Provincetown, MA @ Provincetown Town Hall
October 6 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
October 8 – Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
October 9 – New York, NY @ New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall
October 10 – Cranston, RI @ Park Theatre
October 11 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
October 13 – Ridgefield, CT @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
October 14 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
October 15 – Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
October 16 – Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
October 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ South Milwaukee PAC
October 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
October 21 – Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
October 22 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
October 24 – Beverly Hills, CA @ The Saban Theatre
October 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore