It’s hard to believe, but in their over fifty years of existence, The Zombies never placed New Orleans. That changed this past Thursday night as one of the founders of the British invasion took to the stage at the House of Blues. Their music is for the most part stuck in a time capsule. Even the new material that was played has that same feeling. I didn’t expect the band to reinvent the wheel, so going in, I got exactly what I was expecting.
The crowd in typical fashion sang along to all the hits, and no one could help it. This facet is what keeps the music timeless and relatable; no gimmicks needed, just straight up rock and roll. It may have been 50 years, but the New Orleans stop was well worth the wait as the band expressed their love for the city and were especially taken back as Allen Toussaint made a special trip down to the club after his appearance with Elvis Costello to meet them. Only in New Orleans.