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Moody Blues Add North American Tour Dates

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The Moody Blues just kicked off their 2013 fall tour, but they’ve already got their eye on concerts of future passed — in fact, they’re already adding dates for 2014.

“We’re gettin’ around,” guitarist and singer Justin Hayward told ABC News Radio. Asked which dates he’s particularly looking forward to, he admitted that he’s excited about playing the West Coast, “’cause I don’t think we’ve been that way for a while.”

As far as Hayward is concerned, a big part of the band’s recent live success has to do with the consistency of its core trio. As he told ABC, “I think this incarnation of The Moody Blues is certainly the happiest and the most enjoyable that me, [drummer] Graeme [Edge] and [singer-bassist] John [Lodge] have ever been part of.”

When Hayward spoke with UCR in 2013, he shared his enthusiasm for the live setting, saying it gave the band a chance to explore songs they “only ever played for a couple of days” when they were originally recorded. Saying the band has been “rediscovering” its catalog, he explained, “You just forget about these songs, but the fans never forget about them.”

Fans can expect more of that experimentation on the current tour. As Hayward told ABC, “We’re doing a couple of songs that we haven’t done. We’re doing a few different things and swapping around songs every night, so that’s quite interesting.”

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Moody Blues 2013-14 Tour Dates
10/01 – Wabash, Ind.
10/02 – Elkhart, Ind.
10/03 – Milwaukee, Wis.
10/04 – Milwaukee, Wis.
10/05 – Hammond, Ind.
10/07 – Peoria, Ill.
10/08 – Appleton, Wis.
10/09 – Des Moines, Iowa
10/11 – Onamia, Minn.
10/12 – Bismarck, N.D.
10/14 – Kansas City, Mo.
10/15 – Park City, Kan.
10/16 – Denver, Colo.
10/18 – Airway Heights, Wash.
10/19 – Seattle, Wash.
10/21 – Portland, Ore.
10/22 – Eugene, Ore.
10/24 – San Rafael, Calif.
10/25 – San Francisco, Calif.
10/26 – Reno, Nev.
10/27 – San Jose, Calif.
10/29 – Paso Robles, Calif.
10/30 – San Diego, Calif.
11/01 – Los Angeles, Calif.
11/02 – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
3/05/14 – Morristown, N.J.
3/06/14 – Morristown, N.J.
3/07/14 – Red Bank, N.J.
3/08/14 – Red Bank, N.J.

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