Big 95 Music News: Bob Seger, Moody Blues

BOB SEGER:  Doing well after back surgery

Bob Seger is doing well following back surgery, which resulted in the postponement of 13 dates on his Runaway Train tour.

His office says, "Rescheduled dates are being mapped out for a coast to coast reboot of the tour this Spring with Live Nation having more details in the coming weeks."

Seger releases his new album, I Knew You When, on Friday. Today (Tuesday) on Facebook, he has posted a teaser video featuring five songs from the album: “Busload of Faith,” “I Knew You When,” “Blue Ridge,” “Democracy” and “Gracile”.


The Moody Blues are headed to PBS as Days of Future Passed Live will premiere on Great Performances on November 25th.

Captured this past summer at the Sony Center in Toronto, it features the band performing their landmark 1967 album in its entirety backed by an orchestra.

In addition to that album's iconic songs, such as "Nights in White Satin" and "The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday)," the band runs through such classics as "I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams," "The Story in Your Eyes," "Question" and "Ride My See-Saw."

Following its PBS premiere, Days of Future Passed Live will be released on DVD with a date to be announced soon.

This Friday, The Moody Blues will release the 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Days of Future Passed. It features the 1972 stereo remix along with a restored version from the original master tapes. The bonuses include nine BBC Radio session performances, as well as a DVD in 5.1 surround sound, plus previously unreleased 1968 video footage of three key tracks, done just eight weeks after the album’s release. The set also includes a poster designed by former founding member Ray Thomas.

Their Days of Future Passed tour will make a stop at Toyota Music Factory in Irving on January 22nd.

ELO:  First U.S. tour in 35 years

After testing the waters with a handful of U.S. shows in 2015 and '16, Jeff Lynne and his version of the Electric Light Orchestra will tour the U.S. next year, his first outing here in 35 years.

He will get things going on August 2nd at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and do 10 shows through August 24th at at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. European dates will follow.

Tickets go on sale November 17th at Ticketmaster the same day Lynne releases the live collection, Wembley or Bust, in multiple formats.

Jeff Lynne's ELO Tour Dates:

  • August 2 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
  • August 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
  • August 8 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • August 10 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
  • August 13 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
  • August 15 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
  • August 16 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
  • August 18 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • August 21 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • August 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

All dates subject to change

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