See Slade and Sweet at G Live

October 31, 2013

Two of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for a major UK Tour this Autumn. Kicking off on October 29th the tour runs right through to Christmas.

This is the second time the two bands have shared a full tour bill – and they’re back by huge popular demand to show just how it should be done.

Slade and Sweet are synonomous with great foot-stomping live music.  They provided a backdrop to a whole generation and era. Between them they produced hit after hit  that gave full vent to the loud and the glamorous, steam-rolling their way through the charts in a relentless progression of hit after hit. The clothes, the hairstyles, the glorious feelgood factor of it all saw them sweep all before them.  Outrageous flamboyance and pure unadulterated fun – that was Slade. Glitz, blitz and a dangerous edge – that was Sweet.

While Slade had six No 1s and a whole host of other smashes – Coz I Luv You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Gudby T’Jane, Cum On Feel The Noize, Far Far Away, Merry Christmas Everybody, My Oh My  to name just some  – they never limited themselves. Having first hit the road in 1966 they went on to become one of Europe’s biggest bands with their perfect blend of pop and rock. In the early eighties they were invited to appear at Reading Festival followed by another hugely successful rock appearance at Castle Donington Monsters Of Rock in 1981.

The early nineties gave the band another big hit with Radio Wall Of Sound and saw founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell pick up the Slade baton and tour Australia. Since then they’ve never looked back. Their stage performance is sheer rock ‘n’ roll.

Sweet are one of pop/rock music’s phenomena. The quintessential glam rock band spent three years in the UK charts alone. They have sold over 55 million records world-wide and have had 34 No 1 hits across the world. Perhaps best known for the barn storming ‘Blockbuster’, other massive singles include Wig Wam Bam, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz and Teenage Rampage. Fox On The Run made the Top 3 in the USA and is still one of the biggest singles world-wide hotly followed by the musicians’ favourite, Action.

Sweet have had various line-up changes throughout the years, a chequered history of illness and, sadly, demise, but a constant throughout is Andy Scott. Joining the band shortly after their inception in 1970 he has been the tour de force that has seen Sweet weather the bumps in the road to maintain the remarkable high energy and soaring vocals that made them the hottest ticket in town.

Tickets for the UK tour are on sale now from all usual outlets priced £21.50 – £29 depending on venue.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Slade and Sweet at G Live on Tuesday, December 17, answer the following question:


Closing date: Friday, December 6.

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