The Moody Blues’ John Lodge is set to kick off a new tour this month in which he’ll perform the band’s sophomore album, Days of Future Passed, in its entirety. And it will feature a very special moment for fans: the late Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge will appear in a video clip. John says Graeme’s contribution was something he was eager to make happen.
“I went to see Graeme and I said, ‘I’m thinking about doing Days of Future Passed.’ I said, ‘Would you record the poetry for me?’ And he said, ‘I’d be delighted,’” Lodge tells ABC Audio. “He said because he’s never, ever recorded his own spoken word before and he was really excited.”
Lodge videotaped Graeme’s contribution just a few days before his death in November 2021; Lodge said Graeme was fully behind the Days of Future Past tour. Lodge notes, “He just said, ‘Keep the Moody’s music going, John.’ Because Graeme was always a Moody Blue, nonstop.”
And that’s not the only special moment planned for the tour. Jon Davison of YES is due to join Lodge on the tour to perform special renditions of “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.”
John Lodge’s Days of Future Passed tour kicks off February 18 in Lexington, Massachusetts. A complete list of dates can be found at johnlodge.com.
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