The Zombies announce their 2024 UK tour, “Celebrating 60 Years on Tape – from ‘She’s Not There’ to ‘Different Game'”, marking the anniversary of their remarkable and influential recording career.
Culminating at London’s Barbican on June 7th, the band will be joined on stage by special guests including Paul Weller, Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers) and Sarah Brown, with others to be announced in the new year.
The current line-up is Rod Argent (keyboards and vocals), Colin Blunstone (lead vocals), Steve Rodford (drums), Tom Toomey (guitar) and Søren Koch (bass).
2023 has been a busy year for The Zombies. They released new album, “Different Game”, curated their first ever home town festival and started the year with a 23-date sold out tour. The Summer saw them win back their catalogue and perform at a bunch of festivals such as Wilderness.
The Zombies formed in the historic Cathedral city of St Albans in 1961 with Argent and Blunstone, alongside Chris White (Bass), Paul Atkinson (Guitar) and Hugh Grundy (drums). In 2019 the original line-up was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
Their first single ‘She’s Not There’ on Decca Records, rocketed to the top of the charts in 1964 on both sides of the pond. They were the second UK band following The Beatles, to score a #1 hit in America, infiltrating the airwaves with sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs.
The original line-up disbanded just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single ‘Time of the Season’, from their swan-song album ‘Odessey and Oracle”.
Following the break-up of the original band, lead singer Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career, while Rod Argent (writer, keys, vocals) rocked arenas in the 1970’s with his eponymous band ARGENT, but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own.
By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies, which has led to several critically-acclaimed new albums and two decades of worldwide concert performances.
- UK tour 2024 dates below, more shows to be added soon…
21st-May-2024 Lighthouse Poole
22nd-May-2024 Corn Exchange Exeter
24th-May-2024 Opera House Buxton
26th-May-2024 RNCM Manchester
27th-May-2024 City Varieties Leeds
28th-May-2024 Town Hall Birmingham
30th-May-2024 The Playhouse Whitley Bay
1st-June-2024 Queen’s Hall Edinburgh
4th-June-2024 St. Georges Bristol
7th-June-2024 Barbican Centre London
14th-June -2024 Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
Live photo by Brie Cubelic