The Zombies Coming To The Ludlow Garage On 6/30


Photo by Alex Lake

The Zombies
The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8:30pm show, Buy Tickets

Despite a busy tour schedule this year, The Zombies have also been recording the follow-up to their 2015 Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger; (release date TBD), and will be performing several new songs on this tour, along with fan favorites. Led by founding members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, The Zombies’ 21st-Century line-up features Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and the newest member, Søren Koch, who joined the band following the untimely passing of their beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks) in early 2018. The band is also releasing “Live From Studio Two,” a CD/DVD special package, recorded live at London’s Abbey Road Studios and available at the shows only.

The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger.

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, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (with hits including “Say You Don’t Mind,” & “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project) and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,” “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You”), 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 explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian  Speakeasy, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, CBS Saturday Morning and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger!

On March 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after The Zombies’ classic “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in America.

Tour Dates
June 21 – Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON
June 22 – Living Arts Centre – Hammerson Hall, Mississauga, ON
June 24 – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
June 25 – Point of the Bluff Vineyard, Hammondsport, NY
June 26 – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Munhall, PA
June 28 – The Kent Stage, Kent, OH
June 30 – Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH
July  1 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
July  2 – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa, IA
July  3 – Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
July  5 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
July  7 – Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg, MB
July  9 – Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, AB
July 11 – Arden Theatre, St. Albert, Albert, Canada
July 13 – Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria, BC
July 14 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
July 15 – Historic Everett Theatre, Everett, WA
July 16 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
July 18 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
July 19 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
July 21 – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown, CA
July 22 – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
July 23 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
July 24 – Belly Up- Solana Beach, CA
July 26 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
July 28 – Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT
July 29 – Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT
July 30 – Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT