Moody Blues fans worldwide are celebrating the band's 2018 induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary British prog-rockers will be honored along with Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone in a ceremony that will take place on April 14 in Cleveland at Public Auditorium.
The “Nights in White Satin” hitmakers responded to the big news in a statement posted Dec. 13 at their official Moody Blues website. Classic era members Justin Hayward and John Lodge along with founding member Graeme Edge each expressed their gratitude to fans for their lobbying efforts.
The Magnificent Moodies' staunch support based helped the band secure No. 2 spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's crucial fan vote category. The multi-platinum sellers earned 947,795 votes to finish well ahead of third place Dire Straits (613,749) and just behind Bon Jovi, who grabbed top spot with 1,162,146 votes.
“All the thanks must go to The Moody Blues fans for giving us a wonderful, wonderful life in music," writes Hayward. “Our induction has now validated the music they so love, and I’m so, so pleased, for us all. Yippee!”
“The fans are the heart of the Moody Blues — their faith, support and love have moved mountains,” adds Lodge. “Their voices have been heard, and I am proud to say, 'we have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.'”
The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be televised on HBO and also air on SiriusXM. For more information, click here.
Fans can get up close and personal with the band on their upcoming 5th annual Moody Blues Cruise, which sails Jan. 2 – Jan. 7 from Miami aboard the Celebrity Eclipse. The Moody Blues will launch a 2018 U.S. winter tour in continue support of the 50th anniversary of Days of Future Passed on Jan. 10 in Hollywood, Fla., at Hard Rock and wrap up Jan. 23 in Tulsa, Okla., at BOK Center.