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Published: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 11:10 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 11:34 a.m. CST

DES MOINES — Moody Blues fans, rejoice! The legendary rock group is coming to the Civic Center for one night only, performing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and presented by Des Moines Performing Arts in partnership with Iowa Public Television.

Tickets are available at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org. Groups of 15 or more should call (515) 246-2340.

The Moody Blues, whose catalog of hits include, “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” just to name a few, boast a legacy that spans five decades. The Moody Blues continue to entertain audiences with their timeless tunes and energetic live shows.

With guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge at the helm, The Moody Blues have generated No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums and singles and continue to sell out tours on a consistent basis making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence. The band has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs.

This summer, The Moody Blues released a definitive career-spanning box set titled “Timeless Flight” on Universal Music Enterprises. The 17-disc set included digitally remastered CDs, DVDs of rare television performances, audio discs, a hard back collector’s book and more.

Critics consistently applaud The Moody Blues’ live show. Says the New York Post, ”The rockers played a set that reminded the sold-out Music Hall why (The Moody Blues are) one of the most important rock acts to ever come out of the U.K…the trio looked remarkably sound and sounded untouched by time …”

Echoes USA Weekend, “Fans were on their feet applauding great music from a great rock n’ roll band with staying power beyond anybody’s ‘wildest dreams.’”

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