Legendary singer-songwriter Justin Hayward brings his The Wind of Heaven Tour to Houston in support of his latest album release All The Way. Justin will be performing new songs from the album as well as Moody Blues favorites when the tour makes a stop at The Heights Theater.
All The Way includes the newly released single The Wind of Heaven, a heartfelt song about a wounded warrior who has left his soul on the battlefield and is having a difficult time adjusting to being home. Co-written with David Minasian, an accomplished musician in his own right, the song is dedicated to all of those who have served their country. The song has received standing ovations worldwide on the tour.
Justin will be joined by special guest Mike Dawes. Mike will perform an opening set, as well as play guitar in Justin’s band. Mike is hailed as one of the world's finest and most creative modern fingerstyle guitarists.
As the driving force behind The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward penned classics like Nights in White Satin, New Horizons and Your Wildest Dreams, which peaked at number nine on the charts, combining progressive-rock power with symphonic romanticism.
Justin’s career as a solo artist began in 1977 with the release of Songwriter, which had three single releases One Lonely Room/Songwriter (Part 2), Country Girl/Doin’ Time and Stage Door/Lay It On Me. In 1978 Justin had a worldwide hit single with the beautiful and timeless Forever Autumn from the War of the Worlds project.
In 1979, Justin received the ASCAP award for Nights in White Satin. Also that year, the Moodies regrouped for the album OCTAVE and between that and their next album Long Distance Voyager (1981), Justin released his second solo album Night Flight, which was a mixture of his own songs and those of other writers. Two singles were released from that album, Night Flight/Suitcase and Nearer To You/It’s Not On.
Justin has received four ASCAP awards, the BMI Million Plays award for Story in Your Eyes and an Ivor Novello Statue as well as numerous other songwriter awards around the world. His song Nights in White Satin features regularly in the all-time lists of favorite songs, including being in the top 10 Songs of the Millennium, voted for by the public, on BBC-TV. In 1997, Justin was honored with the ultimate accolade when he was the chosen subject for This is Your Life, an overdue recognition of a lifetime’s work.
In addition to recording his own solo albums, Justin continues to tour and record with the Moodies, as well as other artists. Justin’s charitable endeavors are many and varied, he likes to give his time to performing and recording for charitable organizations around the world.