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LEGENDARY BRITISH ROCK BAND SWEET ANNOUNCE THEIR LAST EVER UK TOUR!

 

SWEET TAKE TO THE ROAD WITH FELLOW 70S ALUMNI MUD 2 AND THE RUBETTES AS PART OF GLITZ, BLITZ AND HITZ TOUR THIS AUTUMN

 

It was the era that had it all – glitz, glamour and musical innovation. Providing a musical bridge linking the rebellion and counter culture of the 60s, and the decadence of the 80s, the 70s played a vital role in the shaping of modern pop culture.

 

Now for the final time, one of the decade defining glam rock bands, SWEET, will take to the road alongside MUD 2 keeping the legend of Les Gray and MUD alive, as well as special guests THE RUBETTES featuring original members Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke. The 24 UK tour starts in Eastbourne on 10th November, and finishes in Cheltenham on 13th December.

 

As three of the greatest, most exuberant live bands of the 70s team up for Glitz, Blitz and 70’s Hitz, the artists will remind us why that decade was a truly innovative era in the history of pop music, ushering in a generational change with dazzling colour and uplifting music.

 

During the 70s, SWEET rode a wave of smash hits; hits such as Blockbuster, Ballroom Blitz, Fox On The Run, Love Is Like Oxygen, Little Willy, Hellraiser were all fixtures of the decade. They were at the heart of a glam rock phenomenon, selling over 55 million records, and had 34 Number 1 hits worldwide.

 

The band today has an illustrious pedigree, recreating live the high energy and soaring vocals associated with the Sweet sound that is the band’s trademark. Led by original member Andy Scott, the band comprises Pete Lincoln (lead vocals and bass guitar), Bruce Bisland (drums and vocals) and Tony O’Hara (guitar, keyboards and vocals).

 

Andy Scott commented, “For Sweet to be going back out on tour in the UK on such a big scale for what will probably be the last time is a real thrill. For us performing is at the very heart of what we do and though fashions change our songs have lasted through five decades. When we’re up on the stage in front of an audience it’s almost as if time has stood still”.

 

Also taking to the stage are MUD 2. Since the passing of lead vocalist Les Gray in 2004, MUD 2 have continued his musical legacy, keeping songs such as Tiger Feet, Lonely This Christmas and Oh Boy as vibrant and vital as they always were.  In the mid 70s the band were nothing short of being a phenomenon, enjoying a staggering fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976 including three number ones.

 

Special guests on the bill will be The Rubettes. Known to millions for their seminal 1974 hit Sugar Baby Love, the lineup for this tour will be led by Alan Williams alongside fellow original members John Richardson and Mick Clarke.

During the 70s, the band had 15 international hit singles including Tonight, Jukebox Jive, I Can Do It, Baby I Know and more. With over 30 million record sales, they are one of the most prolific bands of the era.

 

Alan Williams of The Rubettes commented “For the last 40 years we’ve really not stopped performing and although we’ve not performed much in the UK recently we're constantly being asked, when will we be performing over here, so when the chance came up to go on tour with Sweet and Mud, we had to jump at it. We still feel like we did when we were in our 20s and it really feels like now is the time for the 70s to make a bit of a splash again, just like the 80s have in recent years”.

 

 

Glitz Blitz and Hitz Autumn UK Tour

Featuring Sweet, Mud 2 and The Rubettes

 

10 November  Eastbourne, Congress Theatre

11 November   High Wycombe, Swan Theatre

12 November  Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre

13 November  Birmingham, Town Hall

17 November  Northampton, Royal & Derngate Theatre

18 November  Torquay, Princess Theatre

19 November  Portsmouth, Kings Theatre

20 November  Blackpool, Grand Theatre

22 November  Dartford, Orchard Theatre

24 November  St Albans, Alban Arena

25 November  Sheffield, City Hall

26 November  Southport, Theatre

27 November  York, Grand Opera House

28 November  Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

30 November  Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

01 December  Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre

02 December  Dundee, Caird Hall

03 December  Aberdeen, Music Hall

05 December  Manchester, Palace Theatre

06 December  Stoke On Trent, Victoria Hall

08 December  Croydon, Fairfield Halls

09 December  Oxford, New Theatre

10 December  Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall

13 December  Cheltenham, Town Hall

 

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Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications

 

 

SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW RETURNS FOR A RECORD BREAKING 31ST YEAR AND NEW ALBUM

 

30 DATE UK TOUR HEADLINED BY PETER NOONE OF HERMAN’S HERMITS, WITH BRIAN HYLAND, DAVE BERRY AND THE MERSEYBEATS. TOUR STARTS APRIL 2016

 

The Solid Silver 60s Show has become an annual music mecca for fans of the golden era of pop music having played to hundreds of thousands of fans who want to relive and experience this very special decade.

 

Having hosted many of the greatest names from the time, including Bobby Vee, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Troggs, The Searchers, Wayne Fontana and The Crickets, the show is back for a record breaking 31st year. Coinciding with the announcement is the Solid Silver 60s Greatest Hits triple album, the definitive collection from the era, which will be released on Universal Music TV on September 11th.

 

For 2016, The Solid Silver 60s Show returns with an iconic lineup comprising Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, (Silhouettes, I’m Into Something Good, No Milk Today, Kind Of Hush, My Sentimental Friend), Dave Berry (Memphis Tennessee, The Crying Game, Little Things, Mama), with special guests The Merseybeats (Wishin’ and Hopin’, I Think Of You, Sorrow), plus very special guest from the USA Brian Hyland (Sealed With A Kiss, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Ginny Come Lately). New Amen Corner will also perform on stage with the artists.

 

All the artists feature on the forthcoming Solid Silver 60s Show album alongside show favourites The Searchers, Wayne Fontana, Gerry & The Pacemakers, as well as hits from 60s icons Cilla Black, The Monkees, The Who, The Kinks, The Spencer Davis Group and Status Quo.

 

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday September 4th.

 

Solid Silver 60s Show 2016 UK Tour

 

10 April 2016  Cheltenham Town Hall

11 April 2016  Northampton Royal & Derngate

12 April 2016  Crawley Hawth

14 April 2016  Sheffield City Hall

15 April 2016  Stoke Regent Theatre

16 April 2016  Skegness Embassy

17 April 2016  Leeds Grand Theatre

19 April 2016  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

20 April 2016  Edinburgh Usher Hall

21 April 2016  Dundee Caird Hall

22 April 2016  Birmingham Town Hall

23 April 2016  Halifax Victoria Theatre

24 April 2016  Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

25 April 2016  Southend Cliffs Pavilion

27 April 2016  Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

29 April 2016  Cardiff St David’s Hall

30 April 2016  Truro Hall For Cornwall

01 May 2016  Woking New Victoria

02 May 2016  Dartford The Orchard

03 May 2016  Eastbourne Congress Theatre

04 May 2016  Torquay Princess

06 May 2016  Buxton Opera House

07 May 2016  Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

08 May 2016  Blackpool Grand Theatre

09 May 2016  Gateshead The Sage

11 May 2016  Norwich Theatre Royal

12 May 2016  Southampton Mayflower

13 May 2016  Folkestone Leas Cliff

14 May 2016  St Albans Arena

15 May 2016  Manchester Opera House

 

Tickets available at http://www.flyingmusic.com/box-office/

 

Dates maybe subject to change.

 

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Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications

 

 

 

FROM THE PRODUCERS AND DIRECTOR OF WEST END SMASH HIT THRILLER LIVE A BRAND NEW CONCERT SPECTACULAR

 

SIMPLY THE BEST! DIVAS

HUGE UK TOUR BEGINS IN FEBRUARY 2016

 

FEATURING X-FACTOR AND WEST END STARS AMELIA LILY & NIKI EVANS

 

Musical trends may change, styles and genre may come and go – but one thing will always remain the same: there will always be Divas!

 

In celebration of some of the greatest hits by the most renowned female artists of all time, X-Factor and West End stars Amelia Lily and Niki Evans will take to the road all across the UK for a brand new stage show, beginning in February 2016.

 

Award winning director Gary Lloyd, best known for his work with, amongst others, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, Girls Aloud, Tom Jones and on the smash hit  West End show Thriller Live which has sold over one million tickets so far, now turns his attention to creating the ultimate pop concert.

 

Featuring some of the biggest and most adored hits from the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Kylie, Diana Ross and Adele, this live concert spectacular promises to be a dynamic visual experience too.

 

Performing these showstoppers live will be former X-Factor contestant turned West End star Amelia Lily, fresh off the back of her critically acclaimed leading role in the Green Day musical American Idiot. Of taking on these hits, Amelia said: “I’m so excited to be part of such an epic new show! I love all of these female singers and have grown up listening to them. I can’t wait to dress up, heel up, make up and diva up!!”

 

Joining Amelia will be fellow X-Factor alumni Niki Evans, who also found West End fame in the award-winning Blood Brothers. Having previously performed alongside John Barrowman and Heather Small, Evans said of the show: “I’m so excited to be part of this show and sing songs of my hero's these ladies inspired me to want to be a singer. This show is like no other I've seen around and to work with these amazing singers and to be singing these amazing songs I'm in heaven every night.”

 

Expect to be immersed and empowered by classic tracks such as Like A Virgin, Single Ladies, Rolling in the Deep, Spinning Around, Chain Reaction, If I Could Turn Back Time, and many more!

 

Simply The Best! Divas promises to be the ultimate pop music extravaganza.

 

Tickets for the tour on sale now.

 

Simply The Best! Divas 2016 UK Tour

 

03-Feb-16   Southend  Cliffs Pavillion     01702 351135

04-Feb-16  Ipswich    Regent Theatre    01473 433100

05-Feb-16  Crewe   Lyceum Theatre    01270 368 242

06-Feb-16  Bradford   St George’s Hall    01274 432000

07-Feb-16  Birmingham   Alexandra Theatre 0844 871 3011

10-Feb-16  Stockport  The Plaza  0161 477 7779

11-Feb-16  Guildford  G-Live   01483 369350

12-Feb-16  Northampton  Royal & Derngate 01604 624811

13-Feb-16  Eastbourne  Congress Theatre 01323 412 000

14-Feb-16  Crawley    The Hawth  01293 553636

17-Feb-16  Darlington  Civic Theatre  01325 486555

18-Feb-16  Scunthorpe  Baths Hall  0844 8542776

19-Feb-16  Brighton  Theatre Royal    0844 871 7650

20-Feb-16  Bromley  Churchill Theatre  08448 717 620

21-Feb-16  Richmond  Theatre   0844 871 7651

24-Feb-16  Bournemouth  Pavilion Theatre 0844 576 3000

25-Feb-16  High Wycombe  Swan Theatre  01494 512 000

26-Feb-16  Swansea  Grand Theatre  01792 475715

27-Feb-16  Stoke-on-Trent  Victoria Hall  0844 871 7649

28-Feb-16  Blackpool  Grand Theatre  01253 290 190

01-Mar-16  Cheltenham  Town Hall  0844 576 2210

04-Mar-16  Halifax   Victoria Theatre  01422 351158

05-Mar-16  Dundee    Caird Hall  01382 434940

06-Mar-16  Aberdeen  Music Hall  01224 641122

07-Mar-16  Glasgow    Theatre Royal  0141 353 8000

08-Mar-16  Edinburgh  Playhouse Theatre 0844 871 3014

10-Mar-16  Portsmouth   Kings Theatre  023 9282 8282

11-Mar-16  Cardiff   St David's Hall  029 2087 8444

12-Mar-16  Tunbridge Wells  Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613

13-Mar-16  York   Grand Opera House 0844 871 3024

15-Mar-16  Buxton   Opera House  01298 72190

16-Mar-16  Dartford  Orchard Theatre 01322 220000

17-Mar-16  Nottingham  Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555

18-Mar-16  Basingstoke  The Anvil  01256 844244

19-Mar-16  St Albans  Alban Arena  01727 844488                                    23-Mar-16  Rhyl   Pavilion Theatre 01745 33 00 00

24-Mar-16  Gateshead  The Sage  0191 443 4661

25-Mar-16  Liverpool   Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789

26-Mar-16  Croydon  Fairfield Halls  020 8688 9291

27-Mar-16  Oxford   New Theatre  0844 871 3020

 

 

Tickets available at flyingmusicboxoffice.com and at 0844 249 100*

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