(Lincoln, NE) – The Moody Blues, SMG Lincoln, and the Lincoln Vet Center have teamed up for a Veteran’s Benefit Drive prior to The Moody Blues concert at Pinewood Bowl Theater August 25. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a new personal care item or nonperishable food item to the booth just inside the venue entrance where Lincoln Vet Center volunteers will accept donations. New personal care items can include toiletries, underwear, socks, et cetera. Anyone donating an item, may sign up to win a Moody Blues merchandise package that will be given away. SMG Lincoln General Manager, Tom Lorenz said “The Moody Blues management wanted to do something for local veterans. Giving back is something we like to do and The Moody Blues were terrific to offer us the chance.” The Moody Blues is one of the most enduring and beloved rock bands in music history, going 40+ years strong. Still rocking in 2014 with original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, The Moody Blues have released 24 albums in a career spanning nearly five decades. They have sold more than 70 million albums, earning them 18 platinum discs and all manner of awards including Playboy “Group of the Year,” the “Golden Ticket” award for selling the most tickets at Madison Square Garden and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. The band has even appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons.” Their classic album Days of Future Passed (featuring the Moody Blues’ signature song “Nights in White Satin”) heralded the era of the concept album and elaborate sleeve artwork that would epitomize the Progressive Rock movement that followed. Formed in 1964 in Birmingham, The Moody Blues came from the same gene pool that would give the world Traffic, the Move, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Slade. The original line-up of the band (Denny Laine, Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder) scored a global number one hit with “Go Now,” but unable to follow up this success, Warwick and Laine left the group - to be replaced by John Lodge and Justin Hayward respectively in 1966. For the next few months, the band crafted a new set of original compositions that would change their fortunes. The Moody Blues are touring in relation to their definitive career-spanning box set titled “Timeless Flight” on Universal Music Enterprises. The 17-disc set includes digitally remastered CDs, DVDs of rare television performances, audio discs, a hard back collector’s book, and more. The Moody Blues–Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and Graeme Edge – carry on their magical musical legacy to generation after generation, year after year. WHAT: The Moody Blues WHEN: Monday, August 25, 2014 SHOW TIME: 7:30 p.m. Show/Gates open at 6:30 p.m. RESERVED TICKETS: $36, $46, $59.50, $86.50, $95, $125, $175 Front Row (subject to applicable fees) VENUE: Pinewood Bowl Theater, Lincoln, Nebraska MORE INFORMATION: www.pinewoodbowltheater.com Tickets can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office, online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.