The Moody Blues will bring their historic Days Of Future Passed – 50th Anniversary tour to Wynn Las Vegas for four nights January 26-31, 2018 (Photo credit: Mark Owens).
Played in two parts, the show includes a set of their greatest rock hits first, followed by a performance of the whole of Days Of Future Passed, the band’s ground-breaking rock concept album released in 1967, and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
So unique in its approach, the recording of Days, the band’s first studio album, has become a piece of music history. Their label, Decca Records, requested that the band test “stereo” recording, which was in its infancy at the time, with a rock version of Dvorak’s 9th Symphony. The band complied, and behind closed doors devised the concept of fusing classical music with rock, but written to their own soundtrack.
The result was what many consider a masterpiece a full album without breaks, chronicling a day in the life of a person through songs that included: “The Day Begins,” “Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling,” “The Morning: Another Morning,” “Lunch Break: Peak Hour,” “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon),” “Evening Time to Get Away,” “Twilight Time” and “The Night: Nights In White Satin.”
“Tuesday Afternoon” became a massive worldwide hit, and “Nights In White Satin” marked one of the first four-minute songs played on the radio, going on to become one of the most iconic and biggest-selling singles of all time.
Since Days, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridges the gap between rock, classical, and pop-rock genres. With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide and 14 platinum and gold discs, The Moody Blues’ sound has held its ground in a genre of music that is ever-changing.
- Dates: January 26, 27, 30, and 31, 2018
- Public On-Sale: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. PDT
- Price: $59.50 $275 plus applicable fees
- Points of Purchase: Wynn Las Vegas Box Office (702-770-9966) or WynnLasVegas.com