Classic album live performances are an increasingly common (and welcome) occurrence in the 21st century, but even so, The Zombies' soon-to-wrap Odessey & Oracle Tour is something special. The British rock group's 1968 masterpiece didn't make much of a splash in the U.S. after its initial release, but it's now regularly listed as one of the best albums of all time (although "Time of the Season" was a hit, Odessey & Oracle peaked at No. 95 on the Billboard 200 -- of course, it didn't help that they'd broken up by the time it hit America).
So the chance to see the Zombies -- including founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent -- perform the album start-to-finish is a decades-in-the-making treat with a narrowing window of time. In spring 2017, you'll have your last chance to see one of the greatest pop albums of all time performed live when the Zombies finish their Odessey and Oracle Tour. The just-announced final tour dates (below) start March 17 in Philadelphia and wrap April 29 in Los Angeles. The tour features all four surviving members of the group: Colin Blunstone on lead vocals, Rod Argent on keyboards/vocals, Chris White on bass/vocals and Hugh Grundy on drums.
Additionally, the Zombies are releasing an album-sized (12" x 12") coffee table book in March 2017 featuring stories about making Odessey and Oracle, handwritten lyrics and artwork from Terry Quirk (who designed the timeless Odessey & Oracle cover art, as well as the artwork for their recent Still Got That Hunger album) and Vivienne Boucherat.
Check out the tour dates below.
March 17 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside (Philadelphia), PA
March 18 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
March 20 - Carolina Theatre of Durham - Durham, NC
March 21 - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts - Virginia Beach, VA
March 23 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
March 25 - Town Hall - New York, NY
March 28 - The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA
March 30 - The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
March 31 - Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA
April 1 - Imperial Cinema - Montreal, QC
April 2 - The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
April 4 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak (Detroit), MI
April 5 - Lorain Palace Theater - Lorain (Cleveland), OH
April 7 - Golden Nugget - Biloxi, MS
April 8 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
April 9 - Tennessee PAC James K. Polk Theater - Nashville, TN
April 11 - Sangamon Auditorium at University of Illinois Springfield - Springfield, IL
April 13 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
April 15 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
April 17 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
April 18 - Club Regent Casino Concert Bowl - Winnipeg, MB
April 21 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
April 22 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
April 23 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
April 25 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
April 29 - (to be announced) - Los Angeles, CA