Thursday, April 10, 2014

(Preview) @IronCityBham: 4/23/14 - The Zombies - @TheZombiesMusic

Rod Argent (left) and Colin Blunstone (right)
"Hello Birmingham from Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies. We're on a tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The British Invasion and will be at Iron City Live on Wednesday, April 23rd. We're really excited to bring our show to Birmingham and if you come along, you can hear some of our hits like "She's Not There," "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season," as well as some new ones from our current album, Breathe Out Breathe In. In fact, here's our first ever video and it's for "Any Other Way" from the new album. Hope to see some of you on the 23rd. Cheers." 


The Zombies are now in their 53rd year and are cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time.

The Zombies are an English rock band. Formed in 1961 in St Albans and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, the band scored US hits in the mid- and late-1960s with "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season". Their 1968 album "Odessey and Oracle", is ranked 80 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In a recent Top 100 British Albums chart featured by NME, "Odessey & Oracle" was placed at Number 32, with the accompanying comment: “…British psychedelia with a kaleidoscopic vision that rivals even The Beatles.”

The Zombies are cited as influences by many major mercurial artists such as COURTNEY LOVE, BADLY DRAWN BOY, PAUL WELLER, SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, MAGIC NUMBERS, BILLY JOEL, and the ARCTIC MONKEYS. Zombies songs are regularly covered live by such varied artists as BECK and BELLE & SEBASTIAN, not to mention being used in films and TV shows (‘Dear Wendy’, ‘Awakenings’, ‘Kill Bill 2’ and THE SIMPSONS to name but four…) – evidence that their music really is as fresh and relevant today as it ever was.

The band take to the road again in May 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of their first getting together in St Albans in Easter 1961.

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