Credit: Mark OwensThe Moody Blues‘ North American tour celebrating the golden anniversary of the release of their symphonic-rock masterpiece, Days of Future Passed, gets underway Saturday, June 3, in Rancho Mirage, California. The aptly titled “Days of Future Passed — 50th Anniversary” trek features a total of 28 dates, and will wind down with a July 23 concert in Atlanta.

The tour will visit major cities like Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Nashville, as well as the suburbs of New York City, Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C. Each show will begin with a set of Moody Blues hits, followed by a full performance of Days of Future Passed.

The Moodies will be donating one dollar from every concert ticket sold to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which aids musicians and music-industry workers and their family members who need financial assistance because of injury, illness or disability.

Released in November 1967, Days of Future Passed was The Moody Blues’ second album, and the first to feature longtime singer/guitarist Justin Hayward and singer/bassist John Lodge. The Moodies came up with the album’s concept after their label asked them to record a rock version of Dvorak‘s “9th Symphony” to test “stereo recording,” which was in its early days then. Instead, the band devised an original song cycle about “a day in the life” of a person. Days of Future Passed featured the group accompanied by the London Festival Orchestra.

The album, which includes two of The Moody Blues’ most memorable songs, “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon,” peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1972, and has sold more than one million copies in the U.S.

Here are all of the “Days of Future Passed — 50th Anniversary” tour dates:

6/3 — Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino
6/4 — Pala, CA, Starlight Theater
6/6 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/7 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/9 — Troutdale, OR, Edgefield
6/10 — Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/11 — Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/17 — Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/18 — Murphys, CA, Ironstone Amphitheatre
6/20 — Englewood, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6/27 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
6/28 — Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Summerfest
6/30 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Park
7/1 — Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
7/2 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
7/6 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for Performing Arts
7/7 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for Performing Arts
7/9 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/10 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/12 — Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/13 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15 — Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
7/16 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/18 — Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Events Center
7/19 — Baltimore, MD, Pier 6 Pavilion
7/20 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts
7/22 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
7/23 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre

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