The Moody Blues will tour the US this year to promote their career-spanning box set, Timeless Flight.
The box set is an 11-CD and 6 DVD package which includes key album tracks, previously unreleased mixes, out-takes and complete live concerts; three DVDs featuring rare television performances from around the world, promotional videos and the previously unreleased live concert from Olympia, Paris in 1970; and three DVD audio discs containing the long-deleted 5:1 surround sound mixes of Days Of Future Passed, On The Threshold Of A Dream, To Our Children's Children's Children, A Question Of Balance, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Seventh Sojourn.
There's also a 120-page hard-back book including a new essay by Moody Blues researcher Mark Powell plus rare and previously unseen photos on heavy weight paper; a replica full color tour poster and discography; replica ‘Threshold’ press pack containing photos and memorabilia; and an exclusive ‘Timeless Flight’ fabric patch. It also comes with a reproduction of the C120 cassette the band were presented with by Commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson, which he had carried with him four of his space shuttle missions (although for copyright reasons the cassette is blank and for display purposes only). This historic cassette, possibly the furthest-travelled illegally-copied recording in history, featured dubbed copies of Days Of Future Passed on one side and Seventh Sojourn on the other had travelled over 10 million miles, circled the earth more than 420 times and spent 26.5 days in space.
A much-truncated four-disc version of Timeless Flight will be released on June 17, featuring singles, key album tracks, previously unreleased mixes and live recordings.
Moody Blues US tour dates:
09/26 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
09/27 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
09/28 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
09/29 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
10/01 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
10/02 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner Theatre
10/04 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
10/05 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
10/07 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
10/08 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
10/09 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
10/11 – Onamia, MN – Grand Casino Mille Lacs
10/12 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
10/14 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland by AMC
10/15 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
10/16 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
10/18 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
10/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
10/21 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
10/22 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for Performing Arts
10/24 – San Rafael, CA – Marin Center
10/25 – San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
10/26 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort and Casino
10/27 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Center
10/29 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/30 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
11/02 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino