The Hollies confirm Brighton and Guildford dates
Legends of British rock The Hollies have announced a UK tour for autumn 2021, taking in the Brighton Centre on October 2 and Guildford’s G-Live on October 14.
Spokeswoman Hannah Terry said: “Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, The Road Is Long UK tour will see the band perform their best-known hits including He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, The Air That I Breathe, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Bus Stop, Carrie-Anne and Sorry Suzanne.
“Starting at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday, September 19, the tour will take in a further 21 venues around the country including two nights at the London Palladium, before closing at the Ipswich Regent on October 19.
“The 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, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, keyboardist Ian Parker and Steve Lauri on rhythm guitar.
“Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hollies have had over 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.
“Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960s.”