Date | Saturday, April 25
Time | 7:00pm Doors
Venue | Alix Goolden Hall
907 Pandora Ave – map
Tickets | $49.50
Available at the Alix Goolden Hall Box Office and online at Ticketfly.ca
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Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have returned to celebrate theirlong-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After receiving their 4th nominationin 5 years, the support for The Zombies’ induction among the public and their peers wasundeniable – the band placed 4th in the public online poll with over 330,000 votes, while evenfellow nominee John Prine called for their induction before his own in a Billboard interview. OnMarch 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, TheCure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall ofFame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after TheZombies’ classic “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in America.
Never content to only look back, and despite a busy touring schedule, The Zombies are also inthe studio recording the follow-up to their 2015 Billboard-charting album, Still Got ThatHunger. Led by founding members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, TheZombies’ 21st-Century line-up features Steve Rodford on drums, renowned sessionguitarist Tom Toomey, and the newest member, Søren Koch, who joined the band followingthe untimely passing of their beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks)in early 2018.
The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, takefans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece Odessey &Oracle…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger.
The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltratedthe airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies andjazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically,the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-toppingsingle “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 inRolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands havecited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by newgenerations of fans.
Following the break-up of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to developan acclaimed solo career (with hits including ”Say You Don’t Mind,” “What Becomes of theBrokenhearted”, and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project) and keyboardist/songwriterRod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,”“God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You”), but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life ofits own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrectThe Zombies.
The explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever,with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy,and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, TheTonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS SaturdayMorning and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, asThe Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger!
The band’s 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction marked a major triumph in their 5-decadecareer, but you can be sure they will not rest on their laurels. The Zombies story continueson….!