Legendary 70’s rock band SWEET has postponed their 2020 UK Tour to 2021, as well as adding three extra dates.
Adding dates in Birmingham, Bexhill and Nottingham, the 16-date nationwide tour will start on November 25th, 2021 in Brighton and end on December 20th, 2021 in Bury St Edmunds. Special guests on the tour are the popular Thin Lizzy tribute band Limehouse Lizzy. All 2020 tickets remain valid and are available to buy via www.thegigcartel.com
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.
In 1979, lead singer Brian Connolly left the original line up leaving Andy Scott, Steve Priest and Mick Tucker to continue as a three-piece. Sadly, both Brian Connolly and 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.
SWEET continue to tour and perform to sell out audiences around the globe with over 55 million records sold worldwide and 34 number 1 hits worldwide. The 2020 line-up features founding member, Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocals) Lee Small (bass, vocals) and Paul Manzi (lead vocals).
Sweet UK Tour Dates
Thu 25 – Brighton, Chalk
Fri 26 – Southampton, 1865
Sat 27 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
Sun 28 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Thu 2 – Birmingham, Town Hall
Fri 3 – Shrewsbury, The Buttermarket
Sat 4 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
Sun 5 – Norwich, The Waterfront
Wed 8 – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Thu 9 – Glasgow, The Garage
Fri 10 – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
Sat 11 – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Fri 17 – Cardiff, University SU
Sat 18 – Manchester, Academy
Sun 19 – Nottingham, Rock City
Mon 20 – Bury St Edmunds, Apex