The Zombies will give North American fans one last opportunity to hear the group's 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle live and in its entirety during a 26-date spring tour.
Following the Zombies' October 2015 trek celebrating Odessey & Oracle, the group's surviving members – singer Colin Blunstone, keyboardist Rod Argent, bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy – will kick off their next stretch of dates March 17th in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The tour wraps April 29th in Los Angeles at a to-be-announced venue.
As the Zombies wrote on Facebook, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the band recording Odessey & Oracle; the album wasn't released until April 1968, four months after the band had broken up. As a result, the band's original members never performed the album's tracks live together until their 2015 reunion tour.
Tickets for the final North American Odessey & Oracle shows go on sale October 21st.
In addition to the tour, the Zombies will release an album-sized coffee table book in March 2017 about the making of Odessey & Oracle, featuring handwritten lyrics and artwork from artist Terry Quirk, who painted the album cover (and infamously misspelled the album title).
The Zombies Tour Dates
March 17 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
March 18 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak
March 20 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
March 21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
March 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
March 25 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
March 28 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
March 30 – Ridgefield, CT @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
March 31 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
April 1 – Montreal, QC @ Imperial Cinema
April 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
April 4 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 5 – Lorain, OH @ Lorain Palace Theater
April 7 – Biloxi, MS @ Golden Nugget
April 8 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
April 9 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee PAC James K. Polk Theater
April 11 – Springfield, IL @ Sangamon Auditorium
April 13 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
April 15 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Club Regent Casino Concert Bowl
April 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
April 23 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
April 25 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
April 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA