Check one more off the bucket list. The Moody Blues are touring on the 50th anniversary of their sophomore album, Days of Future Passed. By all means, this album cemented the English prog rockers’ place in history. Hits like “Tuesday Afternoon” and the band’s beyond-signature track “Night’s in White Satan” still echo well all these years later, but seemed a bit overshadowed by the rest of the album’s material. On the plus side, the fact that this is a concept album lent greatly to a good visual piece of work that included moving lights, projection, and LCD panels.
The Days of Future Passed set was bookended with a nice set before and a two-song encore after. In those moments, the set gave way to some of the band’s other hits. It was great to finally hear “Your Wildest Dreams” live.
While the album may not have stood the test of time, its legacy certainly has. All things considered, the guys looked great, took advantage of the stage, and fully interacted with the audience, making a huge venue like the Saenger feel even cozier than the outward look would have made you believe. All in all, it was a wonderful evening, and this blast from the past was enjoyable and a breath of fresh air.