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Not many groups can boast a career like The Zombies’. One of the most quietly inspirational bands of the last four decades, they are cited as
influences by Fleet Foxes, the Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals, Billy Joel and Courtney Love amongst many, many others.

                               'The musicians who cite The Zombies as influential are legion.' MOJO, February 2008

Most recently they have enjoyed a deserved resurgence, selling out shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire for three dates in March 2008,
where four original members of the band played their landmark album, 'Odessey and Oracle' in its entirety for the first time in The Zombies’ history -
the band split up before it was originally released in 1967. The reaction to those shows was so great that the reunited band toured earlier this year
playing Odessey & Oracle in Bristol, Glasgow, London and Manchester. Almost ignored on its release 'Odessey and Oracle' is now garnering the
recognition and praise it rightfully deserves, being lauded by Uncut as being 'a landmark work of British psychedelia' and awarded the 'Classic Album
Award' at the 2009 MOJO Honours List at which Rod Argent said: "I'm thrilled that we've received this award. It's so gratifying that 42 years after we
made the album it should still seem so relevant to so many contemporary artists. Just at the ceremony, Paul Weller commented that Odessey &
Oracle was his favourite album, and the Fleet Foxes said to us how inspirational they had found it."

                      'O&O has become one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed albums...ever' Clash, May 2008

A testament to their inspiration and pop credibility is the sheer amount of bands and artists who have covered original Zombies tracks,
including Crowded House, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Santana, The Beautiful South, Belle and Sebastian and even Gym Class
Heroes, who covered 'Time of the Season' on their campus tour in 2008. The Zombies are 'musician's musicians', an accolade that many
of their musical ancestors strive to emulate and achieve.

'Odessey and Oracle slowly worked its subtle magic...and became a byword for the archetypal lost psyche classic' Classic Rock, May 2008

Classic songs such as 'Time of the Season' and 'She's Not There' showcase the craftsmanship and musicianship that has made them so
significant within the world of music. 'Time of the Season' was recently used for Magners Cider commercials, bringing the timeless classic
to a new generation and both songs were also used on the hit US show, 'American Idol.' The Zombies' songs have endured, will always
remain fresh and relevant and ever continue to inspire.

                    'Those lush harmonies and chamber-pop arrangements seduce new fans every year' Uncut, December 2007

The Zombies will be touring the UK this October playing the classic hits that have made them the legendary group they are today. The
Zombies touring band contains original members COLIN BLUNSTONE (lead vocals) and ROD ARGENT (keyboards & vocals), plus Jim
Rodford (bass), Keith Airey (guitar) and Steve Rodford (drums).
Tour Dates October 2009
Tues 6      LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ                      02079 166060       www.jazzcafe.co.uk              £19.50                     7pm
Wed 7       LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ                      02079 166060       www.jazzcafe.co.uk              £19.50                     7pm
Fri 9       HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME                01484 689759       www.picturedrome.net            £18.00
Tues 13     WAVENDON, THE STABLES                  01908 280800       www.stables.org                 £22.50                     8pm
Wed 14      SOUTHAMPTON, THE BROOK                 02380 555366       www.the-brook.com               adv. £15 / doors £17       8pm
Thurs 15    CARDIFF, THE GLOBE                     02920 230130       www.theglobecardiff.com         adv. £15 doors £17         7.30pm
Fri 16      CLEETHORPES, BEACHCOMBER               01472 812666                                       £17.00                     8pm
Sat 17      BUXTON, OPERA HOUSE                    0845 127 2190      www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk     £20.00                     7.30pm
Mon 19      BRISTOL METROPOLIS                     0117 909 6655      www.metropolisbristol.co.uk     £19.75                     7.30pm
Wed 21      YORK, THE DUCHESS                      01904 641 4131     www.theduchessyork.co.uk        £18.00                     7.30pm
Thurs 22    GATESHEAD, THE SAGE 2                  0191 443 4661      www.thesagegateshead.org        £19.50/£16.50              8pm
Fri 23      GLASGOW, THE RENFREW FERRY             01698 360085       www.the-ferry.co.uk             adv.£17.50 W/Dinner£31     6pm/8pm
Sat 24      ALNWICK, THE PLAYHOUSE                 01665 510785       www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk      £16.50/£15.50              7.30pm
Sun 25      LIVERPOOL, BABY BLUE                   01517 025830       www.blue-venue.co.uk            £15.00                     7.30pm
Tues 27     SWINDON, 12 BAR CLUB                   01793 522 377      www.12barswindon.com            £16.00                     8pm
Wed 28      KENDAL, BREWERY ARTS CENTRE            01539 725133       www.breweryarts.co.uk           £15.00                     7.30pm
Thurs 29    BILSTON, THE ROBIN 2                   01902 497 860      www.therobin.co.uk              adv £15 doors £16          9pm
Fri 30      LEAMINGTON SPA, ASSEMBLY HALL          01926 523001       www.leamingtonassembly.com      £15.00                     7pm 14+
Sat 31st    FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN                01373 455420       www.cheeseandgrain.co.uk        adv. £15 doors £17         8pm


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