The Zombies tell us who they’re listening to as they leave on tour
The Zombies' Odessey & Oracle 50th Anniversary Tour kicks off this week and Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and the gang will be in NYC for a couple different events: the Odessey & Oracle book event at The Strand on Wednesday (3/15), and then they'll be back later this month to play O&O in full at Town Hall on March 25 (still a few tickets left). All tour dates are below.
Ahead of the tour, we asked the band what current music they're listening to. The band compiled a list which includes The Shins (who are also in NYC this week), The Lemon Twigs (who probably own Odessey & Oracle), Spoon and more. Check out the list, with a little commentary from Rod Argent, (and a stream of Odessey & Oracle's 40th anniversary concert), below.
The Zombies - Top 10 Current Artists They're Into Right Now
- Hollis Brown - A really tight rock and roll band. They've toured with us, and we've become friends. Great band, good hooks, they're keeping rock & roll alive! Their new single Run Right To You is brilliant!
- The Shins - we like their new record.
- Cage The Elephant - Congrats on the Grammy boys! Keep writing good songs!
- Vintage Trouble - we saw them play at a festival a few years back, absolutely brilliant!
- London Grammar - Colin's daughter turned us onto them. We like their sound!
- The Lemon Twigs - great harmonies by this young band! We wish them well!
- Spoon - our manager played us their single. It's cool!
- Ed Sheeran - We like his songwriting.
- The Vaccines - met them at SXSW a few years back. Great guys!
- BORNS - He's got a great voice!
The Zombies – 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 15 The Strand NYC (book signing)
Mar 17 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Mar 18 Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
Mar 20 The Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
Mar 21 Sandler Center For The Performing Arts Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 23 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Mar 24 H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Shippensburg, PA
Mar 25 The Town Hall New York, NY
Mar 28 The Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
Mar 30 The Ridgefield Playhouse` Ridgefield, CT
Mar 31 The Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA
Apr 01 Imperial Cinema Montreal, Canada
Apr 02 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Apr 04 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Apr 05 Lorain Palace Theatre Lorain, OH
Apr 07 Golden Nugget Biloxi, MS
Apr 08 The Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Apr 09 Tennessee PAC James K. Polk Theater Nashville, TN
Apr 11 Sangamon Auditorium at University of Illinois Springfield Springfield, IL
Apr 13 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Apr 15 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
Apr 17 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Apr 18 Club Regent Concert Bowl Winnipeg, Canada
Apr 21 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada
Apr 22 The Showbox Seattle, WA
Apr 23 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
Apr 25 The UC Theatre Berkeley, CA
Apr 28 Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA
Apr 29 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
May 31 Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Sep 29 London Palladium London, United Kingdom
Jan 02 The Moody Blues Cruise Miami, FL