Birmingham (UK) born JOHN LODGE, the legendary bassist, songwriter and vocalist of THE MOODY BLUES will headline a charity show: The Birmingham Night of Stars at the Symphony Hall on 11th April which will also feature Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia & Atomic Rooster).
The event is in collaboration with the Westside Business Improvement District, DIS – to be hosted by comedian Jasper Carrott — with proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charities and Westside Charitable Endeavours — dedicated to recording the area’s historical attributes.
John Lodge will perform an hour long set of favorite solo and classic Moody Blues songs including Isn’t Life Strange and Ride My Seesaw. This show is part of Lodge’s solo UK 10,000 Light Years Tour. The Carl Palmer 20-minute set will feature classic tracks including Nut Rocker and Fanfare For The Common Man.
Birmingham’s renowned comedian Jasper Carrott, chair of the city’s “Walk of Stars” project created by Westside BID, said: “We love throwing the spotlight on people who were born and bred in this great city and then went on to become such big stars…”
“The audience will enjoy various musical treats and I will also interview both John and Carl about their childhood, fame in the 1960s rock and roll scene, and what they’re up to now.”
John will embark on his solo 10,000 light years tour, with his successful 10,000 Light Years Band, on 11th April 2019, dates below. The tour will support his live album/DVD John Lodge: Live from Birmingham.
As a member of The Moody Blues since 1966, John Lodge has spent much of his life touring the world, as part of a “rock n roll band”. His first solo album NATURAL AVENUE was released in 1977, but was never performed live. John said he’d been “busy” with his “other band.”
During his extraordinary career with Moody Blues, John has received many awards, including an Ivor Novello for his outstanding contribution to music and ASCAP songwriting awards for the 1972 single “Isn’t Life Strange” and the barn-storming crowd favorite: “I’m Just a Singer”. He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. John has been voted one of the ten most influential bass players in the world by by Bass Player magazine .
Tickets for Symphony Hall show are £28 or £15 (subject to booking fee) buy them here: https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/birminghams-night-of-stars-in-aid-of-birmingham-childrens-hospital
“The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: The 10,000 Light Years Tour” begins on 9th April
Tue April 9th East Sussex, Trading Boundaries
Thur April 11th Birmingham Symphony Hall, Night of Stars (Jasper Carrot, Carl Palmer)
Fri April 12th Milton Keynes, The Stables
Sat April 13th London, Cadogan Hall
Sun April 14th Wimbourne (Dorset) Tivoli Theatre