Moody Blues and Wings co-founder Denny Laine plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 7
From a press release:
It was just announced that Grammy Award-winning musician Denny Laine, a founding member of both The Moody Blues and Wings, will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the Chandelier Concert Series.
Tickets, which are $20 in advance for general admission, $25 the day of the show, or $40 for limited reserved seating in the first two rows, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
As a founder of The Moody Blues and Wings, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Denny Laine will be touring America throughout 2019 and 2020 for select solo shows.
The incomparable Wings album “Band on the Run” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts three different times and eventually the album went triple platinum. In the United Kingdom, “Band on the Run” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Guinness Charts of British Hits Singles and went on to be the top-selling British album of 1974.
In 1975, Paul McCartney and Wings won the Grammy Award for “Band on the Run,” the single and title track from the album. With the 1976 release of “Wings at the Speed of Sound,” the band had become one of the most successful groups of the decade, with a top-grossing tour to follow.
Laine also performed select solo numbers during their concerts on the Wings Over America Tour and showcased his talents on many songs, most notably ‘Go Now” and “Time to Hide.” With Wings, Laine enjoyed the biggest commercial and critical successes of his career, including co-writing the hit “Mull of Kintyre,” which reached No. 1 on the Guinness Charts of British Hits Singles in 1977 and became the U.K.’s highest-selling single until that time.
At the height of the British Invasion, Laine was one of the most recognizable voices on the music scene.
“No guitarist was more integral to Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles career than Denny Laine,” Gibson Guitars declared.
Laine departed The Moody Blues and formed the Electric String Band, writing the hit “Say You Don’t Mind” and opening shows for Jimi Hendrix in London. Laine joined the bands Balls as well as Ginger Baker’s Air Force, singing lead on the memorable “Man of Constant Sorrow.” Throughout his career, he has also worked with various members of The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, ELO, The Zombies, The Hollies, and many more.
In April of 2018, Laine was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues.
He now travels across America performing classic Wings and Moody Blues hits from albums like “Band on the Run” and “The Magnificent Moodies” as well as his new material.