John Lodge announces his first solo tour

John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, will embark on his first ever solo tour of the U.S. Titled “John Lodge of The Moody Blues: The 10,000 Light Years Tour” beginning October 26 in Vienna, VA and will continue through November 8 in New York City and many cities in between as follows:

– Reserve your seats now as these dates are sure to sell out –

● 10/26 The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA

● 11/2 The Flying Monkey Movie House & Perf. Ctr. Plymouth, NH

● 10/28 The Egg Center for the Performing Arts Albany, NY

● 11/3 Infinity Hall Hartford, CT

● 10/29 Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Peekskill, NY

● 11/5 The Queen Wilmington, DE

● 10/30 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville, PA

● 11/6 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis, MD

● 11/1 Aura Portland, ME ● 11/8 City Winery New York, NY

Following the release of his second solo album which debuted in 2015 John went on to tour the U.K. but this new tour, the U.S. tour, marks his first in America. John’s 10,000 Light Years Ago release has received critical acclaim and his song, ‘In My Mind,’ was nominated for “Anthem of the Year” in Prog Mag. John remarks as he looks forward to touring in the U.S., “You go into a room with an idea…and then coming out and being able to take it on the road and perform it live, is a massive thrill.” In addition to performing tracks from his solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, John will also capture the heart of classic Moody Blues songs that he has penned and recorded with The Moodies such as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Gemini Dream,” “Ride My Seesaw,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” and the never before performed live, “Candle of Life.”

PLUS! Joining John on stage will be his “10,000 Light Years Band,” especially put together for the U.S. dates, including:

Longtime collaborators:

Alan Hewitt (keyboards/music director)

Norda Mullen (flute) from The Moody Blues

Gordon Marshall (drums), formerly Moody Blues

20 time Detroit Music Award nominee guitarist Duffy King (guitar)


As a member of The Moody Blues since 1966, John Lodge spent much of his life touring the world, as part of a ‘rock n roll band’. His first solo album titled NATURAL AVENUE was released some 40 years ago in 1977, but was never performed live. When asked what has taken him so long to get his own show on the road John was quick to point out with a smile that he has been busy with his “other band”… During the UK tour in 2016, Lodge’s hometown concert in Birmingham was filmed and recorded; and on September 7, the box set CVD/CD titled JOHN LODGE: LIVE FROM BIRMINGHAM – THE 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR”, with artwork designed by Roger Dean, will be available for pre-order via Pledge Music, with a release to follow on October 18. A limited double gatefold 180g Red Vinyl album will also be released on November 20. Check out the video trailer on the John Lodge YouTube Channel.

The Moody Blues have been nominated for the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame this year and are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the legendary release of their second album “Days of Future Passed”. During John’s remarkable career with the Moody Blues, Lodge has sold more than 70 million albums and received many awards from the ASCAP (American Society Of Composers & Publishers); Lodge has also won the Soundtrack Of The Year Award, been voted one of the 10 most influential bass players on the planet, and won an Ivor Novello Award. Lodge also has a wine line titled “Krisemma Wine,” which has won several prestigious international awards

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