By Aiden Perrins – Editor
Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, well known for their work in The Zombies, are due to perform live at St Albans Cathedral on 21st October to kick off their new tour.
Blunstone and Argent originally hail from St Albans so it is a special homecoming performance for them in the town they grew up in.
An extensive global tour, performances over two consecutive years at Glastonbury, appearances on Jools Holland, The Great Escape Festival and 6 Music firmly placed The Zombies on everyone’s Spotify playlists last year.
In the 60s The Zombies came out with ‘She’s Not There’ and ‘Tell Her No’, to name but a few, which put them on the map of British music. The group broke up in 1968, just before the release of their best performing single ‘Time of the Season’.
Their songs have been around in popular culture ever since, being used in HBO’s True Blood, Coco Chanel adverts and even being covered by Eminem.
In 2000 Blunstone and Argent reformed The Zombies with a new line up and in 2015 they released ‘Still Got That Hunger’, sending them into the Billboard charts for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Trident Media are lucky enough to have secured an interview with the guys, and are able to see them at their show in St Albans; so look out for more to come on this.
The Zombies – Tour Dates & Tickets
Oct 21st – A special evening with Rod & Colin – St Albans Cathedral.
Nov 1st – Aberystwyth Arts Centre with Fred Abbott
Nov 2nd – Aberdare Coliseum with Fred Abbott
Nov 3rd – Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury with Fred Abbott
Nov 9th – Bath, Komedia with Fred Abbott
Nov 11th – Thorden Hall, Eastleigh
Nov 18th – BBC London, Children In Need with Paul Carrack, Sophie Ellis Bexter & Shakin Stevens @ Maida Vale Studios.
Dec 3rd – Butlins Bognor Regis & Vintage TV present: Electric Dreams Weekender with Orchestral Maneuvers in The Dark, Heaven 17, Holly Johnson, Go West, Marc Almond, Blancmange and many more.
For info and tickets follow this link http://www.thezombiesmusic.com
The Zombies have recently been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, if you would like to vote for them please click this link https://www.rockhall.com/vote