After discovering that they are to be inducted into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, The Moody Blues kick the New Year off in exciting fashion, by embarking on the latest instalment of their fan cruise. The fourth Moody Blues Cruise sets sail today, 2 January, from Miami and will stop at Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to port on Sunday, 7 January.
Among the artists joining The Moody Blues on the seafaring festival are The Zombies, who also were nominated for Rock Hall induction this year, but weren't chosen. Other acts performing on the cruise include Dave Mason, Jefferson Starship, Richie Furay, Al Stewart, the Alan Parsons Live Project, Little River Band, Ambrosia and The Ides of March.
The Moody Blues’ singer/guitarist Justin Hayward told ABC Radio that he's really looking forward to the cruise. "It's always a great thing," he said, "where people get together and enjoy the music and celebrate the music."
After the cruise, The Moody Blues are due to head out on a new North American leg of the tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic 1967 album Days Of Future Passed. The trek kicks off on 10 January in Hollywood, Florida, and winds down at the end of the month with a four-show Las Vegas engagement at the Wynn resort.
Justin Hayward described the Vegas residency as "another kind of fan fest," adding, "Get-togethers are always fun, so I'm looking forward to that too very much."
The Moody Blues play the following North American dates:
2 – 7 January: Miami, FL, to Cozumel, Mexico, The Moody Blues Cruise IV
10 January: Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live
12 January: Orlando, FL, CFE Arena
13 January: Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
14 January: Estero, FL, Germain Arena
16 January: New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
17 January: Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre
19 January: San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
21 January: Cedar Park, TX, H-E-B Center
22 January: Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
23 January: Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
26 January: Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas - Encore Theater
27 January: Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas - Encore Theater
30 January: Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas - Encore Theater
31 January: Las Vegas, NV, Wynn Las Vegas - Encore Theater.
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