The Zombies, featuring Colin Blundstone and Rod Argent, to play in Largo on July 27

The Largo Cultural Center show is the first of only 11 shows in North America on their 50th Anniversary Tour.

The Zombies were the second U.K. group following the Beatles to score a No. 1 hit in America. The band were among the British invasion chart-toppers who ruled the '60s, with hit singles such as "She's Not There" and "Tell Her No." Their 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle is ranked 80th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. With this year's tour, the band continues its 50-year commemoration of forming in St. Albans in 1961.


As a Brit Invasion nerd and someone who's geeked out thoroughly on the dulcet pop harmonies and badass classics of Odessey and the Oracle — one of my desert island albums — and sang "This Is Our Year" at just about more drunk sing-alongs than I care to mention — I'm dern stoked about this.


Some fellow Zombies fans have lamented lackluster Blundstone-Zombie outings, but this tour might just warrant the trip back to yesteryear. It will be my first time seeing them — so don't burst me bubble, blokes!


... "Feels so good, you're coming home soon!"

click to enlarge The Zombies reunite for the first of 11 shows in the U.S. and the only show in Florida, on July 27 in Largo. - Leo Cinicolo
Leo Cinicolo
The Zombies reunite for the first of 11 shows in the U.S. and the only show in Florida, on July 27 in Largo.

Few e-mails make me yell, "Holy shit!" on opening them, but here's the latest to elicit such an unprofessional interjection — from the good folks and retro-revival showmasters at the Largo Cultural Center:

The Zombies, featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, will play live at the Largo Cultural Center on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $49 upper rows and sides, $54 middle rows, and $59 VIP. Tickets can be purchased online at LargoArts.com or by calling 727-587-6793.

The Largo Cultural Center show is the first of only 11 shows in North America on their 50th Anniversary Tour. It will also be the only show in Florida.

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