The Zombies Coming to Sandler Center March 21

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Zombies will celebrate their 50th anniversary of Odessey and Oracle with a North American Tour coming to the Sandler Center on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.

In 1967, five young men walked in to Abbey Road Studios #3, tinkered with the gear that was left behind from the previous session (by none other than The Beatles' recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band) and set out to make an album their own way. They never dreamed the results would loom so large in their lives. Ironically, although it led to the breakup of the original lineup, Odessey and Oracle produced the group's biggest hit a year later ("Time of the Season"), and became a musical touchstone for generations to come. Fifty years later, it brings the four surviving members back together on stage to perform the album in its entirety for the final time.

2013-16 has marked a major resurgence for the band, with a dozen tours across America, England, Europe, Japan and the Philippines (including notable stops at the United Kingdom's Glastonbury Fest, New York's Central Park SummerStage, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival and two whirlwind visits to SXSW in Austin), the release of two studio albums (2013's Breathe Out, Breathe In and 2015's Still Got That Hunger), the debut on & VEVO of their first-ever music video for "Any Other Way," a PBS special filmed on the legendary Austin City Limits stage, their first Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame nomination, Eminem's sample/cover version of "Time of the Season" on his comeback album and "She's Not There" being used in the Keira Knightley TV ads campaign for Coco Chanel. Remarkably, the 2015 release of Still Got That Hunger marked a historical moment for the group, as it debuted on the Billboard album chart at the same time that Odessey and Oracle re-entered the Billboard vinyl albums chart 48 years after its release.

As Yahoo Music put it, ""With a legacy rivaling that of nearly all of their fellow British Invasion mates — and that company includes the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who and Small Faces — The Zombies have the singles, the albums and the actual playing chops to rival any band that ever was." Their distinctive sound made the world take notice with the first notes of "She's Not There," and today they're still making pop history.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Visit or the Sandler Center box office.


About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts opened on Nov. 3, 2007, and is professionally managed by Spectra Venue Management (, formerly Global Spectrum. With its soaring glass façade revealing the magnificent lobby, the grand staircase and glittering chandelier, Sandler Center beckons patrons from its location in the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center.

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