Sweet, the iconic Glam Rock band, is going Full Circle as they announce their 13-date tour across the UK in December 2023. This article will take a closer look at the band’s history, legacy, and what to expect from their upcoming tour.
Sweet is a band that needs no introduction. They have been a national treasure and Glam Rock royalty for six decades, taking the world by storm with their music. The band’s original guitarist and vocalist, Andy Scott, is the sole surviving member at the heart of the band, and he is still fiercely protective of their legacy today as ever.
Sweet’s legacy spans over 50 years of hit singles, 55 million albums sold, and 34 No.1s, making them one of the most successful and influential bands in rock history. Their music perfectly captured the essence of the ’70s, with hits like ‘Blockbuster,’ ‘Ballroom Blitz,’ ‘Fox on the Run,’ ‘Little Willy,’ and ‘Teenage Rampage,’ among many others. Sweet perfected the art of making memorable records in a highly-competitive era.
The Band’s Current Lineup
Andy Scott is still an essential part of Sweet’s present line-up, along with Paul Manzi (lead vocals), Bruce Bisland (drums, vocals), Lee Small (bass guitar, vocals), and Tom Cory (guitar, keyboards). They are a group of seasoned musicians who have made an impact in the charts with recent single releases.
Sweet’s Full Circle Tour
Sweet’s Full Circle Tour kicks off in Wrexham and ends in Frome, Wiltshire. The tour promises to be an unforgettable experience for all fans of the band. The setlist will include hits from their breakthrough song ‘Co-Co’ in 1970 to 1978’s ‘Love is like Oxygen’ and all points between and beyond. The tour will also feature some instant nostalgia with unforgettable classics such as ‘The Ballroom Blitz,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ ‘Action,’ and ‘Wig-Wam Bam.’
The Future of Sweet
Andy Scott has hinted that this could be the band’s last tour, but they are not going to retire completely. The band might not be doing 15-20 dates strung together, but they will still be performing at gigs. It’s essential to enjoy this tour as it could be the last chance to witness Sweet’s live performance.
THE SWEET’s ‘Full Circle’ – December 2023 UK Tour Dates include:
Friday 1 December WREXHAM – William Aston Hall
Saturday 2 December WOLVERHAMPTON – The Wulfrun
Friday 8 December HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome
Saturday 9 December GLASGOW – Queen Margaret Union
Sunday 10 December SUNDERLAND – Fire Station
Thursday 14 December BURY ST EDMUNDS – Apex
Friday 15 December MANCHESTER – Academy
Saturday 16 December LYTHAM ST ANNE’S – Lowther Pavilion
Sunday 17 December CARDIFF – Tramshed
Wednesday 20 December NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
Thursday 21 December LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 22 December POOLE – Lighthouse
Saturday 23 December FROME – Cheese & Grain
Tickets for the above shows are available from – https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/The-Sweet.htm
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