No, there is no zombie invasion, but ’60s British Invasion band The Zombies will be bringing nostalgic sounds back to the Paramount Hudson Valley Friday evening.
Reforming in 2001 after a couple of one-time reunion stints since their active years in the ’60s, The Zombies currently have only two of the original members in the lineup. However, that hasn’t stopped them from actively touring every year in the past decade. Aside from original members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, the band has tapped bassist Jim Rodford who played bass with The Kinks from 1978 until they disintegrated in 1996. Also joining the band are Tom Toomey on guitars and Steve Rodford on drums.
The Zombies were the second British band to achieve a chart-topper in the United States following The Beatles with “She’s Not There”. Of course, they’re also known for their other hits “Time of the Season” and “Tell Her No”. Their album Odessey and Oracle was recently ranked at #100 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
Opening the show will be singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano. The Brooklyn native has been performing in a solo career since the ’80s, but he has a rather impressive songwriting resume having written songs for Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and his wife Donna Summer, who the music world lost too soon in 2012.
The show starts at 8pm on August 15th. Tickets are available from the Paramount here.