Members of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame will perform at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga

By Declan Finucane

Published on January 26, 2022 at 5:21 p.m.

Iconic band The Zombies will stop by the Living Arts Center in Mississauga for a show later this year. (Photo: Living Arts Center)

The zombies, an English psychedelic rock band formed in 1962 that helped define ’60s music both domestically and in North America, will slip into the Living Arts Center (LAC) in Mississauga for a show in June.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers will kick off a Life is a Merry-go-Round 30-city tour across the United States and Canada in April, stopping in Mississauga on June 22 to play Hammerson Hall Lake. Show time is 8 p.m.

Tickets are $60-$90 and go on sale this Friday (January 28) at 9 a.m. online and 11 a.m. at the LAC box office.

The iconic group, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, is made up of original members Rod Argent (keyboards, vocals) and Colin Blunstone (vocals) in addition to Soren Koch, Steve Rodford and Tom Toomey.

The zombies dropped a UK and US hit in 1964 with She is not there. In the United States, two following singles–tell him no (1965) and The time of the season (1968) – were also very successful.

The time of the season, who introduced the term “Who’s your Daddy?” in the cultural lexicon, seat at #349 on rolling stones 500 best songs of all time.

Additionally, the band’s 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle, is #100 on rolling stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The time of the season, widely recognized as one of the defining songs of the psychedelic era, is the album’s closing track.

rolling stone described Zombies live performances as “absolutely triumphant”. They take the public on a journey through time, from their first hits to today with I still have this hunger, released in 2015 as the band’s sixth studio album.

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