NEWTON — John Lodge is the vocalist and bass guitarist for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues, and the songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits “Ride My See-Saw”, “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)”, “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more. Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums. Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), and Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to name just a few.The Moody Blues have released 15 studio albums and countless compilations, and John has also released three solo albums; Natural Avenue in 1977, 10,000 Light Years Ago in 2015, and his current Live from Birmingham, THE 10,000 Light Years Tour. He also released the duo album Blue Jays in 1975 with Justin Hayward, and they were voted the Top Duo for that year. John will always be a Moody Blue, and never wants to stop, but as he also says, ‘Music is my life and I can’t wait to get on the road with my 10,000 Light Years Band… the venues are smaller and more intimate, but I love live concerts “have bass will travel” that’s the gypsy in me. I am a ‘Moody Blue’, I always will be, but I love getting the chance to perform songs that I have never performed before, and of course classic Moody Blue songs during these solo shows. The fans and I have travelled this road a long time and I hope they will continue with me, and also hope new fans will discover and explore along with us.’John Lodge performs Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring Street in Newton. Tickets start at $39 and are available for purchase at The Newton Theatre box office, online at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com, or by calling 973-940-NEWT.