The Zombies to perform at Portland’s Revolution Hall on September 17th
Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have returned to celebrate the release of their latest Billboard -charting album, Still Got That Hunger , lead by founding and current members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent , alongside Steve Rodford on drums, and renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey . New member, Søren Koch , joined the band following the untimely passing of The Zombies’ beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks ) in early 2018.
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…right to today with Still Got That Hunger
The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success – the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle , ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time . ’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.
Following the break-up of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (with hits including “Say You Don’t Mind,” “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”, and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project ) and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,” “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You” ), but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies.
The explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone , Mojo , The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy ,
and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger !
The Zombies look forward to an even busier 2018, with a major world tour, table-top book release and other exciting projects to commemorate the 50t h Anniversary of the recording of Odessey And Oracle.
The Zombies will appear at Portland’s Revolution Hall on September 17th.
Ticket and event information are available here.