Colin Blunstone of The Zombies performs in 2019
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The Zombies Announce Spring 2020 World Tour, Confirm New Album
U.K. rock legends The Zombies have announced a spring 2020 world tour. The trek kicks off in late March in Miami, Fla., where the group will perform at sea as part of the Flower Power Cruise, and will then travel across the U.S. and Canada throughout April. In May, the band then heads to Europe for a run of multiple shows in their native England as well as gigs in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
In addition to the forthcoming tour, The Zombies have confirmed they are currently working on a new as yet untitled album, which will be their first full-length since 2015's Still Got That Hunger. The group verified the news in an Instagram post shared earlier this week (Feb. 10), which showed members of the band in the studio with the caption, "New album in the works."
Originally formed in 1962, The Zombies are best known for their classic songs "Tell Her No" (1965) and "Time Of The Season" (1968), the latter of which became a No. 3 hit in the U.S. and has since become one of the defining songs of the '60s rock and psychedelic era.
Their 1964 debut single, "She's Not There," became a No. 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached No. 12 in the UK Singles chart. The song was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2016.
In 2017, The Zombies visited the GRAMMY Museum to talk about recording "She's Not There" and delivered an intimate performance of the song.
"It was our first time in a professional studio and it was thought to be very cool to record in the evenings," Zombies singer Colin Blunstone joked. "Unfortunately, the engineer… was absolutely, paralytically drunk. And he was also very aggressive. It's sort of ironic that having been in the business for 50 something years, in that first session I knew that, with this madman in the studio, the music business was not for me."
The band recently shared a video of them performing "Time Of The Season" in Los Angeles in 2019.
"It's now 51 years since 'Time of the Season' reached No. 1 on the U.S. single charts," Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent told Rolling Stone in an interview. "Unbelievably, it's a song that feels just as much a joy to play now as it did all those years ago!"