It appears that fans of The Moody Blues will have to wait a few more days to get their chance to see the band perform in Des Moines. In a press release earlier today, Des Moines Performing Arts announced that The Moody Blues concert scheduled to take place at the Civic Center tomorrow night has been postponed due to an undisclosed illness within the band. The concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (still at the Civic Center). Tickets for the Wednesday night concert will be honored on Sunday. Tickets for the concert are still available at the Civic Center box office. (Note: Ticketmaster has not yet updated their website to allow online purchases for this event.) The band's concert for tonight in Appleton, Wisconsin has also been postponed. No rescheduled date has been determined as of yet.
In other Central Iowa music news, Des Moines musician Patrick Tape Fleming's debut solo release drew attention from Spin magazine late last week. The founder of the Ames-based indie rock band The Poison Control Center started Gloom Balloon after The PCC went on hiatus following a 13-month tour. Enlisting aid from his friends Christopher Ford and H.D. Harmsen, Tape Fleming recorded an album of songs dedicated to his musical hero, the late Bill Doss, that is due out on December 5. The album will be called You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Disaster/Fix the Sunshine Pts. 1-7 (An Ode to Bill Doss), and the first single entitled "She Was the One That Got Away" (due out on October 22) was featured (very positively) by Spin online last Friday.
According to press packets sent out for the release of the single, Patrick Tape Fleming was so depressed after The Poison Control Center entered hibernation that he contemplated suicide. Ironically, it was the death of Doss that brought the singer back from the brink and put life in perspective. Tape Fleming channeled that inspiration and desperation into the making of his solo release. In the nearby video box, you can check out Patrick Tape Fleming and Christopher Ford performing "Infinity Starts Over" and the debut single "She Was the One That Got Away" on KCWI's morning show Great Day.