When it comes to influential 60s bands,iconic British rock legends The Zombies are right at the top with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. With their recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the band is celebrating this achievement with a special summer tour that will stop at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on August 27th at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets HERE.
The Zombies is still led by founding members Colin Blunstone (vocals) and Rod Argent (keyboards), alongside Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and new member, Søren Koch, who joined the band following the untimely passing of The Zombies’ beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent and The Kinks) in early 2018.
The Zombies scored U.S. hits in the mid- and late-1960s with “Time of the Season,” “She’s Not There,” and “Tell Her No.” Their 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” is ranked 100 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant,” take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece ‘Odessey & Oracle”…post-Zombies solo favorites such as Argent’s “Hold Your Head Up”…right to today with “Still Got That Hunger.”
The Zombies are also cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Billy Joel, Paul Weller, and the band Badly Drawn Boy are just some of the artists that have been influenced by The Zombies. Their songs are covered regularly by artists such as Beck and Belle and Sebastian and have been used in numerous film and TV shows, including “The Conjuring” and “The Simpsons.” Aside from The Beatles and perhaps The Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of The Zombies.
The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and during show times.