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. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday May 8th via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk and www.thegigcartel.com, and from the 24 hour ticket box office – 08444 780 898. 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.”
“We wanted to be The Sweet” – Nikki Sixx – Mötley Crüe
“This is the band I wish I had been in.” – Joe Elliot – Def Leppard
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 – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 UK DATES
TICKETS: www.thegigcartel.com & 24-Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 UK TOUR
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 08444 780 898
Frome Cheese & Grain
Thursday 28th November 2019
Friday 29th November 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019
Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sunday 1st December 2019
Bury St Edmunds Apex
Thursday 5th December 2019
Warrington Parr Hall
Friday 6th December 2019
Barrow in Furness Forum
Saturday 7th December 2019
Box Office: Box Office: 01229 820 000
28 Duke St, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
Glasgow Oran Mor
Sunday 8th December 2019
Thursday 12th December 2019
Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Friday 13th December 2019
Edinburgh Queens Hall
Saturday 14th December 2019
Sunday 15th December 2019
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Thursday 19th December 2019
Friday 20th December 2019
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 21st December 2019