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Slade, without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past fifty years. With their unique blend of perfect pop rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than twenty-three top-twenty singles of which six were No1 smash hits…plus six smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.

Slade’s chart career has spanned six decades and their enduring songs “Far Far Away”, “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Coz I Luv You” are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies.

Slade first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song “Get Down And Get With It” then, released in October of the same year “Coz I Luv You” was the bands first No1 and a huge hit across Europe.

Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade’s catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era:- “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, “Mama We’er All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Gudbye T’ Jane”, along with the many others provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation and are still today, heavily featured on any retrospective of the time.

At the beginning of the eighties, Slade were invited to appear at the Reading Rock Festival, a massive annual event which attracted over one hundred thousand people. They literally stole the show, giving some of the worlds biggest rock bands a serious run for their money whilst kindling new interest from a whole new audience. As a result, the band signed a new record deal and unleashed the anthem “We’ll Bring The House Down“, which reached the top-10 in the UK in January 1981. Slade were back!

Not content to rest on their Glam laurels, Slade began forging a new path through the hugely influential British heavy rock scene. A second successful appearance at Castle Donnington in 1981, before a crowd of over sixty thousand people, consolidated the bands position and paved the way for the single “Lock Up Your Daughters“, and the album “Til Deaf Do Us Part“.

While Slade were busy in the UK releasing the massive hit “My Oh My” to huge acclaim, LA metal band Quiet Riot were spreading the word Stateside with their version of “Cum On Feel The Noize”, which proved so successful that they followed it up with “Mama Weer All Crazee Now”. Throughout the start of the eighties Slade toured and recorded due to them once again being a major force in British pop’n’rock.

The early nineties saw the bands “Radio Wall Of Sound” hit the UK top-30 and thereby give Slade a solid thirty year chart run!

In 1991, due to the continual demand from around the world, founder Slade members Dave Hill and Don Powell decided to return to touring by playing a few select dates in Europe prior to embarking on what turned out to be a very successful two month tour of Australia.

Slade have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the lucrative German festival scene and undertake an annual UK “Merry Christmas Everybody” tour in December. They have a huge following of fans and regularly play concert dates in Germany, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Spain & France. Having just returned from a festival in Gibraltar, next stop is Greenland and Faroe Islands.

Now in 2020, led by founder member Dave Hill on Lead Guitar with John Berry who joined in 2003 on Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Violin.  John has also played Bass with Mud, The Sweet, Screaming Lord Sutch, The Tremeloes, Bay City Rollers & The Rubettes. Joining John on Lead Vocals and Keys is Russell Keefe, having played in many original bands in his early years, he has also recorded albums for Polygram & United Artists, Russell has toured with The Pretty Things and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, Alex Bines now joins on Drums, Alex has toured with Wilko Johnson, The Rubettes and is also a Drum teacher.

Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock’n’roll.

SLADE – UK Tour Dates:

  • Friday 3rd December                    CARDIFF – Tramshed
  • Saturday 4th December                SOUTHAMPTON – Engine Rooms
  • Sunday 5th December                  READING – Sub 89
  • Friday 10th December                   LONDON – Islington Assembly Halls
  • >>> Saturday 11th December              NORWICH – Waterfront     
  • Friday 17th December                   LEEDS – Warehouse
  • Saturday 18th December              BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
  • Sunday 19th December                 MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
  • Thursday 23rd December              NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy

Tickets for all other dates are available from – https://www.gigantic.com/slade-tickets

Tony Bellhttps://www.sixtytwothings.com/
Tony is a freelance creative with a background in technology. His company SixtyTwoThings has been working alongside the Mansion House Group for many years.
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