By: Gary Graff
The Who's Roger Daltrey will be joining the second annual Moody Blues Cruise, which sails from April 2-7 out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Daltrey and the Moodys will be joined by the Zombies, Carl Palmer, Shawn Phillips and the Little River Band, hitting the high seas with some of the Moodys' biggest fans -- and fans that guitarist Justin Hayward knows are keen to see the group finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, although he tells us that's not one of his great concerns:
"As a British person and particularly a European...People here have never heard of it. It doesn't impact anybody. It can't possibly, what's the word -- it's an anathema or something. You can't possibly say that, 'cause music is so subjective and you can't say this is better than that...So the idea is a bit flawed unless you want to run a hall of fame and get people coming through and it's a great tourist attraction. It doesn't impact me at all. I do feel for our fans, because it really is important to them. That's about it, really."
Tickets for the Moody Blues Cruise are currently on sale, with prices from $1,099-$3,099. Information can be found at www.moodiescruise.com.
The group also kicks off a three-week U.S. tour on October 19 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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