So, here it is Merry Christmas ... with announcement of timely Slade tour to mark the season.
With their unique blend of perfect pop rock ’n’ roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and 23 top 20 singles, of which six were chart-topping smash hits, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song Get Down And Get With It then released Coz I Luv You which was the band’s first No1.
Throughout the 1970s Slade had hits with Take Me Bak ‘Ome, Mama We’er All Crazee Now, Cum On Feel The Noize, Gudbye T’ Jane and arguably the biggest Christmas song ever.
Slade began forging a new path through the influential British heavy rock scene. A second successful appearance at Castle Donnington in 1981, before a crowd of over 60,000 people, consolidated the bands position and paved the way for the single Lock Up Your Daughters.The early 1990s saw the bands Radio Wall Of Sound hit the UK Top-30 and gave Slade a 30-year chart run.
In 1991, due to the continual demand from around the world, founder Slade members Dave Hill and Don Powell decided to return to touring by playing a few select dates in Europe.
Noddy Holder fronted the band throughout the 1970s. Slade is now led by founder member Dave Hill on lead guitar with John Berry who joined in 2003 on lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar and violin.
Joining John on lead vocals and keys is Russell Keefe who has toured with The Pretty Things and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers. Alex Bines now joins on drums, having toured with Wilko Johnson.
The tour dates are ...Friday December 4 Islington Assembly Hall, LondonSaturday December 5 Tramshed, CardiffSunday December 6 Sub 89, ReadingThursday December 10 O2 Academy, NewcastleSaturday December 12 Warehouse, LeedsSunday December 13 Waterfront, NorwichThursday December 17 Engine Rooms, SouthamptonFriday December 18 Asylum, BirminghamSaturday December 19 O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tickets available via https://www.gigantic.com/slade-tickets website.