THE MOODY BLUES: Are they about to be done?
The Moody Blues wrapped up their month-long U.S. tour last night with the fourth and final night of their Las Vegas residency at the Wynn.
With no other performances scheduled except for their April 14th induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, there have been rumblings that this could be it for the legendary band, particularly from drummer Graeme Edge, who turns 77 on March 30th.
Graeme Edge talked about his future with The Moody Blues:
"We've got to take it sort of more easy because we can't take the pace anymore. You know, after a month I'm sort of dragging my ass."
Bassist John Lodge says if Graeme decides to hang it up, they have to respect his decision:
"When [keyboardist] Mike [Pinder] didn't want to tour would we stop then? When [flute player] Ray [Thomas] didn't want to did we stop then? You know, who knows what's gonna happen. As I said before, the past has gone forever, but the future is always in reach."
Lodge is hoping to do another solo tour in the U.S. while singer and guitarist Justin Hayward has dates planned for the Netherlands in April.
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PAUL SIMON: Historic London show planned
Paul Simon is strongly suggesting that he'll be the next rock 'n roll legend to announce the end of his concert career.
Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance is set for July 15th at London's Hyde Park. James Taylor and tour partner Bonnie Raitt will be Simon's special guests. The show will close out the annual British Summer Time Festival.
LIONEL RICHIE: Headed to Britain this summer
After spending much of 2017 touring the U.S., Lionel Richie will focus on England to start the summer.
The Commodores' founding member will do a dozen shows beginning June 1st in Northampton.
But first, Lionel will be busy through the spring as one of the judges on ABC's reboot of American Idol, which debuts March 11th. He'll also squeeze in two March weekends at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, plus a tour of Australia and New Zealand spanning March 25th through April 15th. (NME)