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Graham Clark
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3:27 PM 17th December 2020
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The Hollies Announce 2021 Tour

Legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, have announced a huge UK tour for Autumn 2021.

Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, ‘The Road Is Long’ UK Tour will see the band perform their best known hits including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Carrie-Anne’ and ‘Sorry Suzanne’.

Starting at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday 19th September, the tour will take in a further 21 venues around the country including two nights at the London Palladium, before closing at the Ipswich Regent on 19th October.

The line-up includes powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, Keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on Rhythm Guitar.

Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Hollies have had over 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.

Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock Revolution.

In 1995, they were bestowed the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Rock and Roll’.

Tickets available from ticketmaster.com or venue box offices. VIP packages also available including meet and greet with the band, photo opportunity, a signed photo and VIP laminate. I have seen the band many times and the harmonies are still there, as good as ever.

Northern dates:

23rd September - York Barbican
24th September - Sheffield City Hall

3rd October - Salford Lowry
4th October - Scarborough Spa

https://www.theholliesofficial.com/