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Moody Blues announce 50th anniversary tour

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"Days of Future Passed" are coming around again.

The Moody Blues will hit the road this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 concept album that spawned progressive rock and the band's signature single, "Nights in White Satin."

The two-month tour launches June 3 in Rancho Mirage, California, and will make 28 stops nationwide, wrapping up July 23 in Atlanta.

The band will be fronted by guitarist Justin Hayward, bassist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge. They were three of the five creative forces behind "Days of Future Passed," which fused classical music, psychedelic rock, romantic ballads and even a dramatic poetry reading into a heady mix of high art, audio wizardry and soothing pop.

The Moody Blues will kick off each night with a set list of hits, from 1964's "Go Now" to 1973's "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" and 1986's "Your Wildest Dreams." The second half will showcase "Days of Future Passed" in its entirety.

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