Monday, October 11, 2010

Hollies to play New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands
The Hollies will play at New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands on February 6 as part of a seven-stop New Zealand tour.

The show will be the third time the English rock group have performed at the Bowl, first appearing there in the mid-70s.

The New Zealand tour coincides with the release of their new compilation album, The Midas Touch, which focuses on the group's 60s and 70s recordings.

Promoter Ian Magan, of Pacific Entertainment, described the band as "pop royalty."
"The Hollies have a pedigree most groups can only dream of," he said.

The band will also perform at Tauranga, Matakana, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland.

Unlike so many groups of their day, the Hollies have continued touring and recording with the current six-piece line up Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, Ray Stiles, Ian Parker, Steve Lauri and lead vocalist Peter Howarth.

The Hollies were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Among their hits are Air That I Breathe, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, Bus Stop, Long Cool Woman and Carrie Ann.

Tickets go on sale October 9 at Ticketmaster. 

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

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