NEWS: YESTERDAY SAW THE FOUR ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF 1961 GROUP ‘THE ZOMBIES’ ANNOUNCE A ONE OFF GIG TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF ‘ODESSEY AND ORACLE’

The Zombies jammed in late 1961 but formed officially in 1962 with their Rock genre they went on to score British hits including ‘ Shes Not There’.

The last two years have seen extensive global touring from the current Zombie line up, with the release of ‘Still Got That Hunger’ on Cherry Red, bringing the band back to the Billboard charts almost 50 years after their first singles, their second nomination for the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, performances over two consecutive years at Glastonbury, an appearance on Jools Holland, performing for BBC’s Children In Need, two showcases at The Great Escape Festival and extensive support from 6 Music. Young and old fans alike, have celebrated the career of a band hailed in the USA as leaders of the British Invasion, a musical institution and prominent influencers for modern bands today.

‘Odessey & Oracle’ is the glittering gemstone in the bands rock crown. With ‘Odyssey’, spelt incorrectly following a printer error on the original artwork, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with sophisticated melodies, high hitting vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs. Hit singles throughout the 1960’s followed including ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Tell Her No’. Ironically, the group broke-up in 1968 just prior to achieving their greatest success with the chart-topping single ‘Time of the Season’. ‘Odessy & Oracle’ came out just after the bands demise and is now ranked by Mojo, NME and Rolling Stone in their ‘Greatest Albums of All Time’ lists. In the intervening years, while lead singer Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (‘Say You Don’t Mind’,‘Misty Roses’), and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (‘Hold Your Head Up’), the legend of The Zombies took on a life of its own. Their music continues to resonate today amongst generations of new bands, including such artists as; Neko Case and Nick Cave (who recorded “She’s Not There” for the popular HBO series True Blood), Paul Weller, The Vaccines, Beck, Belle and Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, The Temples, The Beautiful South and Eminem (Marshall Mathers LP2) to name only a few, along with providing a haunting back drop for Coco Channelsworldwide Ad campaign featuring Kiera Knightley.

The original four members are ready to rock the stage for the final time, to give their 50 year anniversary a party to remember.

WANT TO GET A TICKET, BE READY THIS FRIDAY 27TH JAN 17 WHEN THEY ARE RELEASED AT

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AND TO MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL TO THE ZOMBIES, THE FOUR PIECE WILL ALSO BE RELEASING THEIR OWN BOOK DUE OUT MARCH 2017 SO BE READY FOR A THIS SPECIAL PIECE OF MERCHANDISE!

 

 

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