Following their sold-out Still Got the Rock European tour, legendary 70s rock band The Sweet embark upon the perfect Christmas gift for their UK fans, a 16-date nationwide tour.With over 55 million records sold worldwide and 34 No.1 hits worldwide, The Sweet continue to tour and perform to sell out audiences around the globe.
By the early 70s 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 No.3 spot in the Billboard 100. Another self-penned hit, 'Action', followed in 1976, firmly establishing The Sweet in the US charts.
On the face of it they were primarily a singles band, however, with albums including 'Desolation Boulevard' and 'Give Us a Wink', the band showed a much harder rocking band. The album 'Level Headed', 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 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. 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.
"This is the band I wish I had been in" - Joe Elliot, Def Leppard
Plus support TBC.
Starts: 8pm (Support act tbc)
Tickets: Standing £27*, Seated £29*
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee
This event is promoted by The Apex