The Zombies have postponed their February and March 2022 shows so that an unnamed band member can undergo “urgent but non-life threatening” medical surgery.
“We really appreciate the patience and understanding of our fans, many of whom have held on to their tickets despite the fact that this tour has already been postponed twice due to COVID,” the Zombies posted on their Instagram page.
The postponed trek will take the band across the UK in April and May 2023, with 23 shows planned. Original tickets will be good for rescheduled shows next year. Meanwhile, the Zombies expect their teammate to need “a full 6 weeks of recovery time before they can play.”
This latest postponement follows the North American tour that went off the rails last year. “The Zombies were really thrilled to finally be performing at home in the UK again,” organizers said in a press release, “and this postponement is a huge, if unavoidable, disappointment.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers debuted in 1967 with start here but then went their separate ways shortly after the arrival of their 1968 second album, Odessey & Oracle. Rod Argent said it was on purpose: They decided to “put out a single, and if it’s not a hit, we’ll break up,” he told AARP in 2021. “And” Care of Cell 44 “came out. No one played it, it wasn’t a hit and we broke up.”
“Time of the Season” became a surprise US hit in early 1969, but the original five-member lineup didn’t reunite again until a brief show in 1997. Rod Argent then formed a self-titled band, striking with Argent’s “Keep Your Head Tall.” Colin Blunstone worked solo, while collaborating with the Alan Parsons Project on “Old and Wise”.
Argent and Blunstone resurrected the Zombies with new members in 2001, and they have since released a series of studio recordings. The most recent is from 2015 I still have this hunger. All surviving members went on tours marking the 40th and 50th anniversaries of Odessey and Oracle.
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