The Zombies Cancel Remaining U.S. Tour Dates Following Band Member’s Hospitalization

The Zombies have announced that they have decided to cancel the remaining dates on their current North American tour after an unidentified member of the British Invasion group was hospitalized on Tuesday.

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A message on The Zombies’ Facebook page explained, “Although [the band member has] been released from the hospital and is recovering, we must prioritize his health over the tour. Out of respect for our bandmate’s privacy, we are not disclosing further details.”

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers had already canceled shows that were set to take place on October 24 in Alexandria, Virginia, and on October 26 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and now the other two dates left on the trek have also been shelved—scheduled for October 27 in New York City and October 29 in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

The band added in the cancellation message, “Despite facing some significant challenges on this tour, these have been some of the most enjoyable shows of our career together, and we’re forever grateful to our fans.”

The Zombies launched the tour, which kicked off on October 1 in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada, to promote their 2023 studio album, Different Game.

Meanwhile, The Zombies recently announced the inaugural Begin Here Festival—scheduled to take place November 10-12 in their hometown of St Albans, U.K.—will be moving ahead as planned, according to the band’s management.

Among the various activities and events scheduled as part of the festival are a museum exhibit; Q&A sessions with the band’s original members; a screening of the new Zombies documentary, Hung Up on a Dream; a photo op with singer Colin Blunstone; a record signing; a book signing; an interview and performance with founding Zombies bassist Chris White; a drum workshop with original Zombies drummer Hugh Grundy and the group’s current drummer, Steve Rodford; and more.

Prior to the Begin Here Festival, Hung Up on a Dream will get its U.K. premiere on November 4 in London as part of the Doc’n Roll Festival. The screening will also feature a Q&A with the band’s members.

Hung Up on a Dream had its world premiere in March at the 2023 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, and several other screenings of the film have been held this year in the U.S.

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