©PatriciaSeatonPhotographyThis past summer during the first leg of The Moody Blues‘ tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic orchestral concept album Days of Future Passed, the band played a special show in Toronto backed by the city’s World Festival Orchestra. That concert is the focus of a new episode of the PBS series Great Performances that will premiere across the U.S. starting Saturday, November 25; check your local listings for exact air times.

The show features The Moody Blues performing Days of Future Passed in its entirety, enhanced by a video presentation that offers narrated segments by actor Jeremy Irons, archival photos of the group, animated psychedelic projections and more. The veteran British rockers also play several popular songs from other parts of their career, including “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams” and “Question.”

Moody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge recently told ABC Radio that the show, which was recorded at Toronto’s Sony Centre, also will be released as a home video.

The band will launch a 2018 leg of its Days of Future Passed 50th Anniversary Tour on January 10 in Hollywood, Florida. The trek will wind down with a four-show Las Vegas engagement at the Wynn resort and casino scheduled for January 26, 27, 30 and 31.

Here’s the full set list from The Moody Blues’ Great Performances show:

“I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)”
“Your Wildest Dreams”
“The Story in Your Eyes”

Days of Future Passed:
“The Day Begins” — with Jeremy Irons
“Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling”
“The Morning: Another Morning”
“Lunch Break: Peak Hour”
“The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday)”
“(Evening) Time to Get Away”
“Evening: The Sunset, Twilight Time”
“Late Lament/Resolvement” — with Jeremy Irons
“The Night: Nights in White Satin”

“Ride My See-Saw”

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