The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward has just announced a 10-date spring run, hitting stops in the South, Midwest and East Coast. Hayward kicks the jaunt off on April 17th at Chattanooga, Tennessee's Walker Theatre, with shows and running through May 3rd at Rockport, Massachusetts' Shalin Liu.

Joining Hayward on stage will be Mike Dawes on guitar, Julie Ragins on keyboards and vocals, and Karmen Gould on flute and vocals.

Prior to hitting the road for his last string of solo concerts, Justin Hayward told us that he planned to play the show in a far more laid back way than Moodies fans are accustomed to seeing him: ["I think one other guitar player, keyboards, maybe some vocals — that's it. Some stories, as I wrote the songs, I've been doing it the last few days and I've been surprised how well these songs work with my own guitars from home and that's how I'll do it, I think. I found out before, really, once you introduce drums, y'know — bang, bang, splat, crash — it's a different. . . it's a different gig."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . a different gig)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Justin Hayward North American tour dates (subject to change):

April 17 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre  
April 20, 21 – Chicago, IL – City Winery  
April 23 – Warren, OH – Robins Theatre  
April 25 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage  
April 26 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Halln
April 29 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
April 30 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum  
May 2 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey  
May 3 – Rockport, MA – Shalin Liu

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