The Moody Blues have announced the final line-up for their second fan cruise experience – The Moody Blues Cruise II – departing from Miami, FL on April 2nd, 204 for five days and nights, visiting tropical ports including Grand Turk Island, Turks & Caicos and Nassau, Bahamas.
The theme of the cruise is Return To The Isle of Wight, based on the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival – one of the greatest rock festivals in history. The Moody Blues will be reunited on the same bill, for the first time since Isle of Wight, with Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Daltrey will be performing select material of The Who plus some of his own favorites. With him will be his touring band–featuring Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Devours (drums), Jamie Hunting (bass), Loren Gold (keyboard) and Simon Townshend (guitar)–in this rare North American appearance. The Moody Blues have also announced the addition of Isle of Wight Festival alums Carl Palmer of ELP, Lighthouse and Shawn Phillips, in addition to several notable artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s including The Zombies, The Orchestra starring ELO, Starship and Little River Band.
Other classic rock performers confirmed include: Strawbs, Joe Williams of TOTO, Glass Hammer, Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Randy Hansen, Eagles Tribute featuring Danny Vaughn, The Prog Rock Orchestra, Heavy Mellow and Mellow Yellow, who will treat fans to special performances at multiple venues aboard the MSC Divina.
Cruise-goers will have access to private concerts, Q&As and other special events and activities, while interacting with the musical guests.
Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be available at www.MoodiesCruise.com.