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The Moody Blues' John Lodge excited to play '70s Rock & Romance Cruise with so many artists he likes

Longtime Moody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge begins his 2020 itinerary with a stint on the star-packed '70s Rock & Romance Cruise, which sets sail from Miami this Saturday, February 15.

This marks the first time the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be playing this particular cruise, and he tells ABC Audio that that he's excited to perform along with so many other great artists.

"Don FelderCheap TrickTodd RundgrenAmericaJohn Ford Coley -- there's a whole host of…artists who I really like on this cruise," Lodge says. "And that's one of the reasons I said yes to doing this."

Lodge also reports that he'll be playing three concerts with his solo band during the seven-day cruise, which will stop in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Haitian island of Labadee before returning to port on February 22.

"I'm looking forward to that," he declares. "And hopefully there's a lot of Moody Blues fans on there so we can all have a great time."

The cruise's lineup also includes Randy BachmanEdgar Winter, former Chicago singer Jason ScheffJefferson StarshipRita Coolidge and Stephen Bishop.

The 74-year-old rocker maintains that with so many different artists on the bill, a lot of people onboard likely aren't there to hear his music, but that just gives him the chance to win them over.

"[S]ome people probably never, ever bothered to listen to a Moody Blues record…or see a Moody Blues show," he maintains. "But they may be there and see what I'm doing and go, 'Hey, yeah, OK, we dig that.'"

Following the cruise, Lodge will launch a brief U.S. tour of the East Coast that starts February 22 in Dania Beach, Florida, and runs through a March 8 concert in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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