Reviving the past isn’t always the best thing the music industry does. Take a look at my review for the new Rival Sons record and I demonstrate that fairly well. Yet, it’s not always a bad thing when the past graces my generation of music listeners. With reunions bubbling up all over the place with Buffalo Springfield and Archers of Loaf coming back to the stage, it’s about time that our favorite psychedelic pop group from the 1960’s joins the party. The Zombies have announced their 50th anniversary world tour, and it’ll surely be an amazing sight to see. The group is known for their elaborate and high energy performances, which can be quite confusing, because the members are all over 60. Here are the tour dates for The Zombies 50th anniversary world tour:

The Zombies 2011 Tour Dates:
09/09 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
09/10 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca-Niagara Casino
09/11 – Oneonta, NY @ Oneonta Theatre
09/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/15 – Bethlehem, PA @ MusikFest Café @ ArtsQuest Center
09/16 – Silver Spring, MD @ Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
09/17 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
09/18 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
09/19 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
09/21 – Foxborough, MD @ Showcase Live
09/22 – Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
09/23 – Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Hall
09/24 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino
09/26 – New York, NY @ City Winery
09/27 – New York, NY @ City Winery
09/28 – State College, PA @ State Theatre
09/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
10/01 – Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club
10/02 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
10/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ McPhillips Station Casino
10/07 – Regina, SK @ Casino Regina
10/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Century Casino
10/12 – Kamloops, BC @ Kamloops Convention Centre
10/13 – Richmond, BC @ River Rock Casino Showroom
11/16 – Stockton-on-Tees, UK @ ARC
11/17 – Wrexham, UK @ Central Station & Yales
11/18 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Caves
11/19 – Glasgow, UK @ The Ferry
11/20 – Inross, UK @ Backstage @ Green Hotel Kinross
11/23 – Letchworth, UK @ Plinston
11/24 – Wimborne, UK @ Tivoli Theatre
11/26 – Worthing, UK @ Grand Victorian Hotel
11/27 – St. Albans, UK @ The Alban Arena
11/29 – Sevenoaks, UK @ Stag Community Arts Centre

Are groups from the past more ambitious than our present day counterparts? Maybe. Ask Rush and they’ll let you know. What could also provide proof to this is that they are not going on the road with any supporting acts. I know, that’s quite a feat to achieve. Whether or not they will be as good as they were 30 years ago is up for debate. Come September 6th though, we’ll see what this tour and the band is capable of.

This is an amazing opportunity for the audiences my age to find out about this eclectic and prolific band. After only three albums released, their pinnacle hit Odyssey & Oracle was a masterpiece that was overshadowed by The Beatles Sgt. Peppers and The Beach Boys Animal Sounds of that era. Hopefully this tour will revive the epic record, and equally awesome band, and set them on the map one more time.

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