Moody Blues at The Louisville Palace
Rock legends The Moody Blues announce the tour lineup for their 2016 Spring tour titled FLY ME HIGH – which begins on March 3 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and will make it’s way to the Louisville Palace on Wednesday, March 30. The tour, named after the band’s 1966 recording of “Fly Me High,” will hit 24 cities next spring.
The Moody Blues – Justin Hayward (lead guitar, vocals), John Lodge (bass guitar, vocals) and Graeme Edge (drums) -- have been at the forefront of the classic rock music scene for more almost 50 years, with their multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles hitting Billboard at #1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 and Top 40. Their illustrious roster of hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” "Tuesday Afternoon," “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)” and “Your Wildest Dreams,” and many more.
The band named the tour “Fly Me High” to mark the 50th Anniversary of Justin Hayward and John Lodge joining Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder as lead guitarist and bassist for the iconic band. Says Hayward, "2016 is the 50th anniversary of John and myself joining the band and one of the first things we did together that year was record 'Fly Me High', at our own expense at Regent Sound Studios in Denmark Street.”
“The 'suits' at Decca liked it but thought it could be recorded better,” continues Hayward. “So we turnedup at the Decca studios on the appointed day where we met Tony Clarke for the first time. He was assigned to us as 'in house' producer and we recorded the song again. Decca released the new versionand it was picked up by the BBC who used it as a 'jingle' for a while. It was all absolutely great and 'Fly Me High' was the start of our new sound and direction. The Decca engineer on 'Fly Me High' was Gus Dudgeon who went on to produce mega hits with Elton John. He did a great job!
Tickets are $55-$90 in advance. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at louisvillepalace.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street. Box office hours are Monday - Friday, 12pm to 5pm.
For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit LouisvillePalace.com