© Alex Lake

The Zombies

Life Is A Merry-Go-round
Mon 3 Oct 20:00 - 21:35
Mon 3 Oct '22
20:00 - 21:35
  • Mon 3 Oct '22
    20:00 - 21:35
    Amare, Den Haag
    Past event

We are proud to announce our newest addition to the schedule. Together with our partner PAARD we will bring one of the most iconic bands from the UK to Amare on the 3d of October, 2022. The Zombies, with timeless classics such as Time of the Season, She's Not There and This Will Be Our Year characterized the sound of the 'sixties'. In addition to The Beatles and the Stones, a band that revolutionized pop music. Still popular amongst boomers, their music gets rediscovered by adolescents and young adults. 

The revival of the iconic British rock group The Zombies at the beginning of this century was a blessing for Zombies fans from all around the world. Rooted in memorable sixties, they jumped into a new adventure with ease and they are far from done with their fans. And vice versa; their loyal following spans the generations. Today's young music lovers are just as moved by vocal gems like "She's not there" and "Time of the Season" as their peers in the band's early years. With 21st century successes like 'Still Got That Hunger', the band continues its triumphant tour with the same passion as in its early years.

The band has come back together thanks to founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, who decided in 1967 to pull the plug on the band in favor of their solo careers. Blunstone scored hits such as "Say You Don't Mind" and "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and he made "Old and Wise" with The Alan Parsons Project. Rod Argent founded his own band ARGENT, which caused a furore with titles such as 'Hold your head up' and 'God gave rock and roll to you'. However, Blunstone and Argent decided to give The Zombies a second life in 2000. New members were added to the band with drummer Steve Rodford, guitarist Tom Toomey and bass player Sören Koch, who succeeded Jim Rodford, who died in 2018.

A long-awaited triumph for The Zombies got them into the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2019. Well-deserved honor for a 'primal band' that has had such a major influence on pop music with their psychedelic songs. The Hall of Fame ceremony took place fifty years to the day after the band's "Time of the Season" hit the US charts with its first number one hit. At that time, no other English band apart from The Beatles had succeeded. That says it all.

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© Alex Lake

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