Press Release

November/December 2020 UK Tour
With Special Guests Limehouse Lizzy

Planet Rock Pre-Sale: Wednesday 4th March at 10am
www.planetrocktickets.co.uk

Tickets on General Sale: Friday 6th March at 10am
www.planetrocktickets.co.uk
and www.thegigcartel.com
24 Hr Box Office: 08444 780 898

Following the success of their Christmas UK Tour in 2019, legendary 70’s rock band SWEET will once again embark upon a pre-Christmas UK Tour. The 14-date nationwide tour will start on November 30th and end on December 19th. Special guests on the tour will be the popular Thin Lizzy tribute band Limehouse Lizzy.

Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from 10am on Wednesday March 4th via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday March 6th via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 hour box office 08444 780 898.


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)

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.

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.

"Without the Sweet there would not have been a KISS."

- Gene Simmons (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)

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.

Now entering their 27th year as a professional international touring act, LIMEHOUSE LIZZY, arguably the premier tribute to THIN LIZZY, continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band alive, well and dominating stages worldwide.

From an official Billboard and PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, a major appearance in the BBC 2 ‘Arena’ documentary ‘Into The Limelight (still available on BBC iPlayer) to actually being recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy have completed their 26th year with their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed line-up yet.

In keeping with a schedule that includes international tours (UAE, Germany, USA, Scandinavia etc.), corporate clients (Mitsubishi, NatWest, F1) and even book appearances (The Rocker, Send In The Clones), they have started 2020 with a string of European tour dates, to go on to what will be an exhausting year-long schedule concluding with a UK tour with original glam-rock legends, The Sweet.

The Boys are back!

November/December 2020 UK Tour
With Special Guests Limehouse Lizzy

Planet Rock Pre-Sale: Wednesday 4th March at 10am
www.planetrocktickets.co.uk

Tickets on General Sale: Friday 6th March at 10am
www.planetrocktickets.co.uk
and www.thegigcartel.com
24 Hr Box Office: 08444 780 898

Bury St Edmunds, Apex

Monday 30th November 2020

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD
www.theapex.co.uk

Norwich, The Waterfront

Tuesday 1st December 2020

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139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH
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Frome Cheese & Grain

Thursday 3rd December 2020

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Market Yd, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE
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Salisbury, City Hall

Friday 4th December 2020

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Malthouse Ln, Salisbury SP2 7TU
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Brighton, Chalk

Saturday 5th December 2020

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13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ
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London, Islington Assembly Hall

Sunday 6th December 2020

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Upper St, Islington, London N1 2UD
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Shrewsbury, The Buttermarket

Thursday 10th December 2020

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Howard St, Shrewsbury SY1 2LF
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Cardiff, University SU

Friday 11th December 2020

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Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3QN
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Manchester, Academy

Saturday 12th December 2020

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Moss Ln E, Manchester M14 4PX
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Holmfirth, Picturedrome

Sunday 13th December 2020

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Market St, Holmfirth HD9 7DA
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Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Wednesday 16th December 2020

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20 South St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PE
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Glasgow, The Garage

Thursday 17th December 2020

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490 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LW
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Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall

Friday 18th December 2020

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Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
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Ulverston, Coronation Hall

Saturday 19th December 2020

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County Rd, Ulverston LA12 7LZ
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Further Information

Michaela Sauter and Peter Noble at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: michaela@noblepr.co.uk, peter@noblepr.co.uk