One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Moody Blues, have announced the final lineup for their second fan cruise experience-The Moody Blues Cruise: Return to the Isle of Wight-departing from Miami on April 2, 2014 for five days and nights, visiting tropical ports including Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos and Nassau, Bahamas on the spectacular cruise ship, the MSC Divina. This year’s cruise theme is Return To The Isle of Wight, based on the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, considered to be one of the greatest rock festivals in history and which featured an unforgettable set by The Moody Blues. The band is very pleased to announce that they will be reunited on the same bill-for the first time since the Isle of Wight-with lead singer, rock icon and friend Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Daltrey will be performing select material of The Who plus some of his own favorites. Joining him will be his touring band-featuring Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Devours (drums), Jamie Hunting (bass), Loren Gold (keyboard) and Simon Townshend (guitar)-in this rare North American appearance. The Moody Blues have also announced the addition of Isle of Wight Festival alums Carl Palmer of ELP,Lighthouse and Shawn Phillips, in addition to several notable artists from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s including The Zombies, The Orchestra starring ELO, Starship and Little River Band.
Other classic rock performers confirmed include: Strawbs, Joe Williams of TOTO, Glass Hammer,Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Randy Hansen,Eagles Tribute featuring Danny Vaughn, The Prog Rock Orchestra, Heavy Mellow, Mellow Yellow and Cheap Thrill, who will treat fans to special performances at multiple venues aboard the MSC Divina.
Fans will have access to private concerts, Q&A sessions, Karaoke Bar, special events and activities while interacting with musical guests that influenced the music of the ’70s and beyond. This is not just a “concert cruise” – it is a fan experience celebrating the years of incredible music since The Moody Blues’ legendary set at Isle of Wight Festival. The Moody Blues Cruise: Return to the Isle of Wight provides a playground for the serious fan where music and luxury cruising hook up for a vacation of a lifetime. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively at moodiescruise.com.
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