LIVE: The Zombies @ Empire State Plaza, 6/26/13

July 10th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
The Zombies (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Zombies (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Timothy Reidy and Stanley Johnson

“The Walking Dead”…
“World War Z”…
“The Night of the Living Dead” at the Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday…
Yes, it’s the time of the season for zombies.

So with original singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent leading the charge, ’60s British Invasion hitmakers the Zombies rose from the undead to kick off the 2013 Summer At the Plaza free concert series two weeks ago.

The band broke up just prior to the release of their classic 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle, but Blunstone and Argent patched up their differences a decade ago, reuniting as the Zombies. And they sounded surprisingly strong and vital at their Albany concert.

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New Concert: Zombies Walk Among Us?

May 15th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Although there’s been no official word yet from the New York State Office of General Services, it looks like veteran British rockers the Zombies just might be headed into Nippertown. According to the band’s website, the Zombies are scheduled to play a free concert at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Wednesday, June 26.

The Zombies scored their biggest Top 10 hits back in the ’60s with “Tell Her No,” “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season.” And the band’s 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle, was named one of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone.

These days, the band is still led by co-founders Colin Blunstone (vocals) and Rod Argent (keyboards). The band released a new studio album, Breathe In, Breathe Out, in 2011 and the brand new album Live in the UK.

Stay tuned for concert details as they develop…

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