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Following their sold-out “Still Got the Rock” European Tour legendary 70’s rock band SWEET embark upon the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, a 16-date nationwide tour November 28th until December 21st. With over 55 million records sold worldwide, 34 number 1 hits worldwide, SWEET continue to tour and perform to sell out audiences around the globe.
Gene Simmons of KISS says, “Without the Sweet there would not have been a KISS.” , Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe claims “We wanted to be The Sweet” and Joe Elliot, Def Leppard said“This is the band I wish I had been in.”
By the early 70’s The Sweet were arguably the hottest ticket in town with a string of top ten records in the UK and Europe including Blockbuster, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz, Teenage Rampage and The Sixteens.
In 1975 the USA had discovered the band with Fox on the Run hitting the number 3 spot in the Billboard 100. Another self-penned hit Action followed in 1976 firmly establishing Sweet in the US charts.
On the face of it they were primarily a singles band however with albums including Desolation Boulevard (1975) and Give Us a Wink (1976), the band showed a much harder rocking band. The album Level Headed, released in 1978, brought with it another award winning million-selling worldwide hit with Love is Like Oxygen written by Andy Scott.
In 1979 original lead singer Brian Connolly left the original line up leaving Andy Scott, Steve Priest & Mick Tucker to continue as a 3 piece. Sadly, both Brian Connolly & Mick Tucker passed away in 1997 and 2002 respectively and with Steve Priest relocating to the USA, Andy Scott was left to fly the flag. After a couple of line-up changes over the years, since 2006 the line-up has been primarily unchanged from what it is today.
Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocal), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocal) Tony O’Hora (lead vocal, bass) and Paul Manzi (guitar, keyboards, vocal). The Sweet still tour the world extensively with one of the most dynamic and slick live shows on the circuit. 1968 to 2019, 51 years and counting of hellraising, star chasing, trail blazing.
SWEET – NOV/DEC 2019 UK DATES:
Thurs 28 Nov – Frome, Cheese & Grain
Fri 29 Nov – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Sat 30 Nov – Stockton Arc
Sun 1 Dec – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
- Thurs 5 Dec – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
Fri 6 Dec – Warrington Parr Hall
Sat 7 Dec – Barrow in Furness Forum
Sun 8 Dec – Glasgow Oran Mor
Thurs 12 Dec – Sage Gateshead
Fri 13 Dec – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Sat 14 Dec – Edinburgh Queens Hall
Sun 15 Dec – Clitheroe Grand
Weds 18 Dec – Islington Assembly
Thurs 19 Dec – Exeter Phoenix
Fri 20 Dec – Southampton 1865
Sat 21 Dec – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion