British music icons The Hollies have rescheduled their tour, planned for the autumn of 2021, to next year as they celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2022.
“We felt like this is something no other band gets to do,” says Tony Hicks, the band’s original guitar player, “to celebrate six decades together. Sixty years of this band and these songs means so much to us and so many others.”
“We’re incredibly excited performing for everyone on what will be some of the most special shows in the history of The Hollies,” adds the Hollies’ drummer of six decades, Bobby Elliott.
All tickets, previously purchased, are still valid for the revised dates.
Manchester established itself as one of the hotbed breeding grounds for talent in the early sixties, as the Beat Boom swept the country, and remains so to this day. Formed in 1962, The Hollies emerged as the premier band in Manchester and were at the forefront of the musical revolution in the sixties alongside The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Their third single Stay was a Top Ten UK hit in early 1964 and they scored their first UK Number 1 with I’m Alive in 1965. Their first US Top Ten hit came the following year with the Graham Gouldman-penned Bus Stop. The Hollies spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart. Ever popular in concert, the band has been performing continuously since their formation.
Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, the 60th anniversary tour will see The Hollies performing their best known hits including Just One Look, The Air That I Breathe, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Carrie-Anne, Sorry Suzanne and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.
The current 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 together with bass player Ray Stiles, Ian Parker (keyboards) and Steve Lauri on rhythm guitar.
In 1995, they received the coveted Ivor Novello Award for their Outstanding Contribution To British Music and, in 2010, The Hollies were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Rock and Roll’.
VIP packages are available including meet and greet with the band, a photo opportunity, a signed photo and VIP laminate. For more information and tickets please visit Tour — The Hollies (theholliesofficial.com)
2022 Tour Dates:
22 May Birmingham Symphony Hall
23 May York Barbican
24 May Sheffield City Hall
26 May Derby Arena
27 May Stoke Regent Theatre
28 May Brighton Centre
30 May Ipswich Regent Theatre
31 May Southend Cliff’s Pavilion
2 June Cardiff St David’s Hall
3 June London Palladium
4 June London Palladium
5 June Reading Hexagon
7 June Bournemouth BIC
8 June Bath Forum
9 June Guildford G Live
11 June Cambridge Corn Exchange
12 June Llandudno Cymru Theatre
14 June Manchester Lowry
15 June Leicester De Montfort Hall
17 June Scarborough Spa
18 June Newcastle City Hall
19 June Aberdeen Music Hall
21 June Glasgow Royal Concert Hall