Justin Hayward, vocalist, guitarist and composer of The Moody Blues, is performing at the newly renovated Narrows Center in Fall River, Mass., on August 7, 2018. The concert will feature Hayward playing hits and deep cuts from The Moody Blues catalog and songs from Hayward’s solo career. Michael Dawes, who is also in Hayward’s band, will open the show. Purchase tickets HERE.
Having chalked up 50 years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as a member of The Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked.
Over the last 45 years, The Moody Blues have sold 55 million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Hayward is honored with The Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard and on April 14 the band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
After he joined the Moody Blues in the summer of 1966, Hayward hit his stride immediately with the single “Fly Me High. He followed it up with the classic hit songs “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon” from the seminal album Days of Future Passed. This album went on to become a favorite of the NASA astronauts and was taken aboard the Atlantis shuttle space craft by Chief astronaut “Hoot” Gibson on many missions.
This purple patch showed no sign of abating as Hayward created other classic era and genre-defining hits such as “Question”, “The Voice”, “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”, “The Story In Your Eyes” and “Your Wildest Dreams”. These laid the foundation for the incredible success story of The Moody Blues – as well as his solo work – which continues to this day.
Whilst the acceptance into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a truly global endorsement, it is of course the music that matters. 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Days Of Future Passed album. The band are marking this with some North American dates and the release of the concert recording Days Of Future Passed Live.
“I have spent most of my life, so far, on the road”, says Hayward. “Playing live and creating a small piece of magic in a room is like a drug to me, one that I never want to give up”.
Hayward is a talent that has helped soundtrack more than a generation and created a legacy that remains undimmed.
The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street. Tickets to his show can be purchase online HERE or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.