The Moody Blues are an English rock band. In an endless sea of rock and pop formats, The Moody Blues have distinguished themselves through four decades as that shimmering jewel vindicating rock music as a substantial artistic contribution to Western culture.
Join Justin Hayward for 5 days of music and fun aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas!
Enjoy concerts and events with Justin and his band plus special guests The Zombies, Dave Mason, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Alan Parsons, Procol Harum, The Orchestra, Al Stewart, Wishbone Ash, POCO, David Pack of Ambrosia, Lighthouse, Vanilla Fudge, Stephen Bishop, plus many more!
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Join John Lodge for 5 days of music and fun aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas!
Amazing performances and more with John and his band plus other iconic rockers including YES, Steve Hackett of Genesis, the Adrian Belew Power Trio, PFM, Focus, Soft Machine, Airbag, Pendragon, Gazpacho, Magic Pie, Frost, former Marillion lead singer FISH, Alan Hewitt and One Nation, plus many more!
Reserve your spot aboard at www.CruiseToTheEdge.com or call (855) 330-2883 (US/Canada) or (954) 417-6264 (International).
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Cleveland, OH (June 14, 2018) – The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available on July 1 to stream internationally on Prime Video. Tune in to stream the star-studded night available for the first time to rock fans in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and again for fans in Japan and South America.
The 2018 Induction Ceremony took place on April 14 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland and honored this year’s Rock & Roll inductees: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The show has been made available to Prime members through the Prime Video Direct program, a self-service program for studios, distributors, and content creators.
Special highlights from the event include Richie Sambora reuniting with Jon Bon Jovi and performing together for the first time in years, performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill and Andra Day honoring Nina Simone, a Tom Petty tribute by The Killers, The Cars reuniting for their induction, Brittany Howard inducting Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more.
“For the past 33 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has celebrated the biggest names in Rock and Roll in an event that features unique performances, reunions and heartfelt tributes,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. “We are thrilled to share this event with a worldwide audience for the first time.”
The show will be available to stream on Prime Video in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is being made available on Prime Video via the Prime Video Direct self-publishing program, which helps content creators and storytellers make their video content available to millions of Prime members, and earn royalties based on hours streamed. To learn more about Prime Video Direct, visit http://videodirect.amazon.com. Content creators and storytellers can start distributing their premium content today.
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WORLD’S GREATEST CLASSIC ROCK CRUISE
PERFORMANCES BY JUSTIN HAYWARD OF THE MOODY BLUES
SAILING FEBRUARY 10-15, 2019 ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S MARINER OF THE SEAS
VISITING NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS AND THE PRIVATE ISLE OF LABADEE
LINE-UP FEATURES ICONIC PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING: JUSTIN HAYWARD, THE ZOMBIES, DAVE MASON, STEVE HACKETT (OF GENESIS), ALAN PARSONS, THE ORCHESTRA FEATURING FORMER MEMBERS OF ELO, PROCOL HARUM, AL STEWART, WISHBONE ASH, POCO, DAVID PACK’S LEGENDS LIVE WITH WALLY PALMAR & JOHN ELEFANTE, LIGHTHOUSE, VANILLA FUDGE, COLIN BLUNSTONE, STEPHEN BISHOP, AND DANNY SERAPHINE’S CTA FEATURING BILL CHAMPLIN
PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BY THE MACHINE WITH LASER SHOW FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE BY DECEMBER ‘63
On The Blue, one of the leading music cruise experience producers over the past 20 years, has announced the final artist lineup for the inaugural ON THE BLUE CRUISE.
Hosted by Justin Haywardof The Moody Blues, this 5-night classic rock cruise experience, featuring an array of musical performances and events, will set sail out of Miami, FL aboard Royal Caribbean’sMariner of the Seasnext February 10-15, 2019 and visit two ports: Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas and the Private Isle of Labadee.
Cabins are still available aboard this unprecedented classic rock music extravaganza, with prices starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit OnTheBlueCruise.com and follow @OnTheBlueCruise on Facebook.
Musical host Justin Hayward will be performing, playing songs from his solo archives, along with deep cuts from five decades of material from The Moody Blues. Cruise attendees will be will be treated to not one, but two separate and unique performances by Hayward, making this a “must attend” event by fans of Justin Hayward and The Moody Blues.
The all-star line-up for ON THE BLUE CRUISE includes: The Zombies, Dave Mason, Steve Hackett (of Genesis), Alan Parsons, The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO, Procol Harum, Al Stewart, Wishbone Ash, POCO, Vanilla Fudge, Colin Blunstone, Danny Seraphine’s CTA featuring Bill Champlin, Rick Derringer, Randy Hansen, and The Young Dubliners. Journalists Sal Cirrincione and Jon Kirkman will host the cruise.
Just added to the line-up is David Pack, Grammy-winning producer, writer and singer of all of Ambrosia’s hits will feature his Legends Live show. This all-star band will not only showcase David performing his classic Ambrosiasongs, but also Wally Palmar, singing the classic hits from his band The Romantics (including “What I Like About You” and “Talking in Your Sleep”), and John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas, singing his memorable hits from the band.
Other new line-up additions include: Lighthouse, Stephen Bishop, Mellow Yellow, Johnny A, Mike Dawes, Julie Ragins’ Pear Duo and the Big Knobs.
Finally, the ON THE BLUE CRUISE will present The Machine, America’s top tribute to the music of Pink Floyd. This show has garnered rave reviews and is highlighted with a special laser show to enhance the Floydian experience. Rounding out the lineup is a very unique tribute to the music of Frankie Valliand the Four Seasons, December ’63. The show is a musical journey, recreating the sights and sounds of the band in concert, channeled through the cast of December ’63.
The cruise will set sail on the magnificent Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas which features not one, but two, huge music venues inside the ship. In addition, the ship is getting the biggest facelift in the history of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (over $100 million makeover) that will be completed this summer. Cruisers will get to experience the new Mariner of the Seas, providing more ways to play, delicious new dining concepts and a few surprises to thrill even the boldest cruisers. Launch yourself into a virtual world on a new bungee trampoline experience — Sky Pad. Hang ten on the newly added FlowRider surf simulator or race down The Perfect Storm waterslides. Have a tiki-chic rendezvous over rum punches in The Bamboo Room or bond over family-style Tuscan eats at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver. This is going to be a “WOW” ship with some of the finest music and events featuring some of the greats in Classic Rock.
INDUCTEES ALSO INCLUDE BON JOVI, THE CARS, NINA SIMONE, DIRE STRAITS AND SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
SPECIAL INCLUDES PERFORMANCE TRIBUTES TO TOM PETTY AND CHRIS CORNELL
Cleveland, OH (May 3, 2018)–The Moody Blues, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Nina Simone, Dire Straits and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are the inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2018 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). This year’s ceremony boasted a star-studded array of guests and presenters, including May J. Blige, Jerry Cantrell, Felicia Collins, Andra Day, Brandon Flowers, Brittany Howard, Questlove, Paul Shaffer, Howard Stern, Steven Van Zandt and Ann Wilson.
The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming portals.
The 33nd annual induction ceremony took place April 14 at The Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The HBO special spotlights some of the most memorable names in music through special reunions, touching tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees.
2018 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY features:
Induction: Brandon Flowers
Performance: The Cars perform “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “You Might Think.”
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Induction: Brittany Howard
Performance: Brittany Howard performs “That’s All” with Paul Shaffer, Felicia Collins and Questlove.
Induction: Dire Straits
Induction: Mary J. Blige
Performance: Andra Day performs “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and “I Put a Spell on You” with Questlove, The Roots and Paul Shaffer. Ms. Lauryn Hill performs “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “I Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” and “Feeling Good.”
The Moody Blues Induction: Ann Wilson Performance: The Moody Blues perform “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock And Roll Band),” “Nights in White Satin” and “Ride My See-Saw.”
Induction: Howard Stern
Performance: Bon Jovi performs “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “When We Were Us” and “Living on a Prayer.”
The ceremony opens with “American Girl,” a tribute to Tom Petty performed by The Killers. Chris Cornell is remembered in a performance of “Black Hole Sun” by Ann Wilson and Jerry Cantrell.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established by legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun and a group of music business executives to honor the artists who have defined rock and roll and have inspired and continue to inspire a generation. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum designed by I.M. Pei in Cleveland, Ohio that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives, as well as educational programs. For further information, visit rockhall.com.
This year’s special marks the seventh year HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The network also presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th and 30th anniversaries in 2009 and 2014, and a concert spectacular celebrating the opening of the museum in Cleveland in 1995.
2018 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone and Line By Line Productions; executive producers, Jann Wenner, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Joel Peresman; co-executive producer, Frank Garritano; supervising producer, Barbra Dannov; Alex Coletti produces and directs.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Justin Hayward had a pretty modest idea of success when he joined the Moody Blues in 1966.
“I did have one thought on my mind,” said Hayward in that wonderfully musical English accent of his in a call to his home in Europe. His voice is just as lyrical, just as ethereal even, as it is on “Days of Future Passed” or any of the other Moodys hits.
“That was making the payments on my guitar and trying not to go back and live off my parents and sponge off them anymore,” said Hayward, who with band mates John Lodge and Graeme Edge and former colleagues Mike Pinder and the late Ray Thomas will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14, at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
Eligible since 1989, it was the band’s first nomination – an idea that still rankles Moodys fans.
In a 2012 interview to preview a show in Akron, Hayward tackled the subject.
“To a British person or a European . . . the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’m sad to say, because it’s there and not here, it doesn’t have any relevance,” he said in that interview with The Plain Dealer.
“I’m very much aware of how the Moody Blues fans think about it, and they’re desperate that it should happen,” he said. “My feelings are these: Music is subjective. I know we’re a good band, and whether a panel thinks we should be in a hall of fame is completely subjective.”
There’s not bitterness, though, at least not now. Or not much, anyway.
“I don’t know what the criteria are, except that you’re eligible after a certain amount of time,” he said. (Bands or artists become eligible 25 years after their first recording is released.) “But it’s difficult to explain to people what it means.
“I’m in Italy now, and I met a woman on the street a couple of days ago who asked me about what was happening with the band,” he said. “I said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,’ and she said, ‘Oh, what’s that, then?’ ” – and proceeded to ask him just when the Moodys would be “induced.”
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Induced, inducted. Tomato, tomahto. Hayward is just glad the band is finally getting its due.
“I’m extremely grateful to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for creating that sort of temple for what’s brought joy in my life since I was a small boy,” he said in his recent interview. But as proud as he now is, he’s even happier for the fans.
“I think actually that the Moody Blues fans had a huge role in it,” Hayward said of the band’s belated honor, specifically citing the Rock Hall’s own fan poll, in which the Moodys finished second behind Bon Jovi. “Their contribution and the sheer number of fans that voted made it kind of undeniable. I think all the thanks must go to them.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the slate of artists that will be on hand at Cleveland Public’s Hall to induct the class of 2018 on April 14th. Brandon Flowers will do the honors for the Cars, Mary J. Blige will fete Nina Simon, Heart’s Ann Wilson will speak on behalf of the Moody Blues and Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard will honor Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Andra Day is scheduled to perform a tribute to Nina Simone. Word came out earlier this year that Howard Stern would induct Bon Jovi. Stevie Van Zandt will also appear as a special guest at the induction ceremony.
“I am such a huge Nina Simone fan,” Blige says in a statement to Rolling Stone, “and am beyond thrilled and honored to be a part of her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.”
Howard is also excited by the opportunity to honor of her her heroes. “It is a huge honor to induct Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” she tells Rolling Stone. “She has been such an inspiration. I hope this spotlight helps people discover what so many of us already know. She is one of the greatest artists of all time.”
Wilson has been a lifelong fan of the Moody Blues. “The Moody Blues have meant a lot in my soul over the years,” she says. “They are an original – the real thing. It is my honor to pay tribute to them at this year’s RRHOF induction ceremony.”
After a sold-out, four-night premiere at Wynn Las Vegas this winter, The Moody Blues will make their return to the Encore Theater this fall. Fans can experience a special nine-night extended engagement of the critically acclaimed Days of Future Passed 50th Anniversary Tour throughout September and select dates in October.
Following their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this April, Moody Blues members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge will once again take the stage inside the intimate Encore Theater to present their musical masterpiece, Days of Future Passed, in full. Played in two parts, the historic tour includes a set of the band’s greatest rock anthems, followed by a performance of the bestselling album in its entirety.
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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of their iconic, landmark album, Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues performed the album in its entirety in Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in July 2017. The performance was backed by a 67-piece symphony orchestra. The band’s greatest hits were performed in the first half, and then finished with their historic 1967 epic album. Fans have waited 50 years to experience this moment in time.
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