The Moody Blues brought their Days of Future Passed - 50th Anniversary Tour to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO. Thursday night (June 20). The Moody Blues are concept rock pioneers. Their signature work, "Days of Future Passed," has reached iconic status and is thought by many to be an equal to The Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers" masterpiece.
Thursday night's show featured a first half loaded with all of The Moody’s greatest hits, beginning with “I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” and ending with “The Story in Your Eyes.”
The second half was all "Days of Future Passed." It is unbelievable how impactful this legendary work of classical/rock-fusion still is. The Moody Blue’s 50th-anniversary edition is a multi-media piece of performance art that speaks to both the complexities and innocence of daily life.The luscious on screen Images coupled with plush orchestrations and the voices of Justin Hayward and John Lodge turned the evening into a world class event. Graeme Edge, the band's original drummer at 70 plus years laid down some amazing percussion grooves. The video appearance and recorded voice of Jeremy Irons on "The Day Begins" and "Late Lament" added a layer of richness and depth to the set. The rest of the band did a fantastic job of keeping the evening full of energy and great music even after a 30-minute lightning break in the second half.
The Moody Blues demonstrated Thursday night that their future has not passed. The connection they have with their audience is real and vibrant. It is a testament to the lasting influence of The Moody Blues and their music on the contemporary musical landscape. Catch up with The Moody Blues July 15, at the Mann in Philadelphia, PA. You can get tickets for this performance here on AXS.com. For all the latest details and news about The Moody Blues, click here. See The Moody Blues website for a complete 2017 U.S. summer tour schedule. Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery above for a glimpse into the evening's performance.