Legendary 70’s rock band SWEET has postponed their pre-Christmas UK Tour to 2021 as well as adding dates in Birmingham (Dec 2), Bexhill (Dec 4) and Nottingham (Dec 19). The 16-date nationwide tour will start on November 25th, 2021in 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.
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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.
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.
Sweet (Left to Right) – Lee Small (bass, vocals), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocals), Paul Manzi (lead vocals), Andy Scott (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards)
On the face of it they were primarily a singles band, however, with the landmark 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, 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.
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).
The Sweet still tour the world extensively with one of the most dynamic and slick live shows on the circuit. 1968 to 2020, 52 years and counting of hellraising, star chasing, trail blazing. The Sweet continue to walk loud and proud in the rock and roll universe.
Please note that Limehouse Lizzy will no longer be supporting due to illness.
The Sweet’s remaining UK dates are going ahead as planned with Troy Redfern now appearing as special guest on all shows Dec 2nd onwards:
Carving out a name for himself by relentlessly touring and blazing a trail across the main stage festival circuits in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia, and sharing the stage with the likes of Robert Plant and Dr Feelgood, Troy has worked tirelessly to build a strong following of diehard fans who gravitate towards his passionately honest, ﬁery performances and visceral guitar playing.
The last few years has seen Troy shift into creative overdrive releasing ﬁve full length albums in 2020 alone, all receiving worldwide airplay and overwhelmingly positive reviews from the international press, Island and Thunder Moon both receiving multiple 5-star reviews.
On August 9, 2021, Troy released his album “The Fire Cosmic” to rave reviews. His single “Sanctify” was Voted Tracks of the Week by Classic Rock. The single “Ghosts” was playlisted on Planet Rock. Over the next six months Troy will tour with Robert Jon & The Wreck, The Quireboys, Wille & The Bandits, and When Rivers Meet.