THE ZOMBIES "I Want You Back Again" RSD Announcement CONAN Performance!
THE ZOMBIES ANNOUNCE I WANT YOU BACK AGAIN 7" RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE,
FEATURING THE ORIGINAL 1965 VERSION
TOGETHER WITH THE 2015 VERSION AVAILABLE APRIL 22
CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE ON CONAN MONDAY, MAY 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (April 20, 2017) – The Zombies continue their remarkable 21st-century comeback with the release of a 2017 Record Store Day 7" exclusive entitled I Want You Back Again. The vinyl features The Zombies' classic 1965 hit "I Want You Back Again," together with the 2015 version. The exclusive release combines the two versions of the song from Odessey and Oracle and Still Got That Hunger, spaced 50 years apart, showcasing the band's continuing legacy and constant evolution.
The Zombies - I Want You Back Again 7"
In January of 1965, The Zombies made their US TV debut on the very first episode of Hullabaloo. That same month, they also appeared on Shindig. Odessey and Oracle was released after the group broke up, so the original members never performed any of the songs on TV... until now! 52 years later, the four original surviving members - Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White and Hugh Grundy - perform two songs from Odessey and Oracle on Conan, Monday, May 1.
In addition, The Zombies are continuing their trek across the U.S. and Canada (with selects dates in Europe) for the final full-album performances of Odessey and Oracle, which reuinites all four remaining members of the group, with Colin Blunstone on lead vocals, Rod Argent on keyboards/vocals, Chris White on bass/vocals, and Hugh Grundy on drums. Along with founding members Blunstone and Argent, the current line-up of the Zombies includes bassist Jim Rodford, guitarist Tom Toomey and Steve Rodford (Jim’s son) on drums.
Odessey and Oracle produced the group’s biggest hit (“Time of the Season”), and became a musical touchstone for generations to come. 50 years later, it brings the four surviving members back together on stage to perform the album in its entirety for the final time:
04/18 - Club Regent Casino Concert Bowl - Winnipeg, MB
04/21 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
04/22 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
04/23 - SOLD OUT! Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
04/25 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
04/26 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
04/27 - The GRAMMY Museum® - Los Angeles, CA
04/28 - Stagecoach Festival - Indio, CA
04/29 - The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
05/04 - The Heights Theatre - Houston, TX
05/06 - aTrolla Festival - Dallas, TX
05/08 - The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
05/09 - The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA
05/10 - The Calvin Theatre - Northampton, MA
05/26 - GetMad Festival - Madrid, Spain
05/31 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain
06/29 - Music In The Gardens - Sheffield, United Kingdom
07/06 - Festival d'été de Québec - Quebec, Canada
07/11 - Ottawa Bluesfest - Ottawa, Canada
07/14 - Bergen Pac w/ Don Dilego - Englewood, NJ
07/15 - Infinity Hall w/ Don Dilego - Hartford, CT
07/16 - Great South Bay Music Festival - Patchogue, NY
09/29 - London Palladium - London, United Kingdom 01/02/18 - The Moody Blues Cruise - Miami, FL
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About The Zombies:
The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.
Following the break-up of the original band, Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career, and Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas 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. The media excitedly welcomed their return, leading to a 2011 performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
2013-2016 has marked a major resurgence for the band, with two U.K. and five U.S. tours (including stops at SXSW in Austin, NYC’s Central Park SummerStage, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and Milwaukee SummerFest)…the American release of their new album, Breathe Out, Breathe In (Huffington Post’s David Wild called the album “inspired” and said “some songs recall the haunting melodic heights of the group’s 1968 masterpiece Odessey and Oracle.”)… the debut on RollingStone.com & VEVO of their first-ever music video for “Any Other Way”… a PBS Special filmed on the legendary Austin City Limits stage….Eminem’s sample/cover version of “Time of the Season” on his comeback album… the amazing Keira Knightley "She's Not There" campaign for Coco Chanel… The release of 2015’s Still Got That Hunger… the announcement of their second nomination to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame... and their stunning new hard-cover book with BMG.