***** THE MOODY BLUES TOUR & SET LIST PROJECT *****
(under construction as time permits)
Listings compiled by Linda Bangert.
Please send notice of any broken links to Neil Ottenstein (neil.ottenstein at gmail.com), and any additions or corrections to these listings to Linda Bangert (lsbangert at cox.net).
Files that are in particular need of help are marked with, and general Moody Mysteries are listed here.
This listing of tour dates, set lists, opening acts, additional musicians, album and single releases, and other items of interest was derived from many sources, as noted in each file. Of particular help were "Higher and Higher" magazine and website and the Moody Blues Official Fan Club (OFC) Newsletters. Here is a complete listing of people who contributed. Particular thanks go to Neil Ottenstein, who hosts these pages, and to Bob Hardy, who helped me get these pages converted to html.
Additional information can be found in the Moody Blues FAQ at http://otten.freeshell.org/moodyblues/FAQ-TOC.htm.
Set lists which were determined from bootleg audio or videotapes (noted as "audio boot" or "video boot") may be incomplete, and I've taken educated guesses, noted with question marks. For instance, "Nights in White Satin" and "Ride My See-Saw" have been mainstays in the set list since the Hayward/Lodge Moodies stopped playing rhythm and blues, so if they aren't included on the boot, chances are they really were played.
I've construed "additional musicians" to be those who played on stage in addition to the members of the Moody Blues.
If you are looking for information that cuts across years, or aren't sure which tour you're looking for, click here to download a 269K .pdf file that has all the files together, from earliest to most recent. This file will be updated in due course, but not as often as the individual date files below. To search the file, use the "find" feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, use the following link to obtain it:
2003 ---> Present
The current Moody Blues are Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge
1978 ---> 2002
Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge
Mike Pinder reunited with the others to make the Octave album in 1978, but he did not participate in subsequent tours. Patrick Moraz toured with the Moody Blues from 1978 through 1990, and although he was legally determined to be a contract player, and not a member of the Moody Blues, I have omitted him from the listing of additional musicians for brevity. Note that there is no file for 1982 because the band did not tour, and spent much of the year recording The Present. Ray Thomas' last tour with the Moody Blues ended in November 2002.
"The Hiatus" 1974 --> 1977
During these years, the band members took a break and produced solo works.
1966 --> 1974
Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge
In mid-1966 Justin Hayward replaced Denny Laine as lead singer/guitarist and John Lodge replaced Clint Warwick / Rod Clarke on bass. This lineup continued to "the hiatus". Mike Pinder's last tour with the Moody Blues ended in March 1974.
1965 --> 1966
Denny Laine, Clint Warwick, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge
Clint Warwick left the band sometime in 1966 and was briefly replaced with Rod Clarke.
Before They Were the Moody Blues