The Hollies, Del Amitri and Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK are all coming to Sheffield City Hall

Tickets have gone on sale for a 2022 Sheffield concert by iconic band The Hollies, one of three big shows announced for the City Hall.

By Julia Armstrong
Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:43 am

The Hollies have moved their UK tour, originally scheduled for the autumn, to next year in order to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Original Hollies guitarist Tony Hicks said: “We felt like this is something no other band gets to do, celebrate six decades together, 60 years of this band and these songs means so much to us and so many others.”

Drummer Bobby Elliott added: “We’re incredibly excited performing for everyone on what will be some of the most special shows in the history of The Hollies.”

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Del Amitri appear at Sheffield City Hall this autumn

The two-month tour will begin in Birmingham on May 22, calling at Sheffield on May 24. All previously purchased tickets are still valid for the new tour dates.

The band formed part of what was dubbed the British invasion of the USA alongside The Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, when they included lan Clarke and Graham Nash in the line-up. Graham went on to join the huge folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and also had a successful solo career.

The 60th anniversary tour will see The Hollies performing 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.

Joining Tony and Bobby are lead singer Peter Howarth, bass player Ray Stiles, keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on rhythm guitar.

The Hollies, who perform at Sheffield City Hall next year

Tickets available from ticketmaster.com or venue box offices. VIP packages also available including meet and greet with the band, photo opportunity, a signed photo and VIP laminate.

Details at TheHolliesOfficial.com or go to the City Hall box office: https://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/

Scottish alternative rock band Del Amitri’s first full UK headline tour since 2018 comes to the Sheffield City Hall on September 21 and tickets are on sale now from the venue.

The Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK on tour

The band’s 1980s and 90s hits include Nothing Ever Happens, Always The Last To Know and Roll To Me.

They are touring to promote their first studio album in 19 years. Fatal Mistakes is out on May 28.

Frontman Justin Currie said: “It’s been nearly 20 years since we toured with a new album, lord knows what took us so long.

“The prospect of sprinkling our set with a few choices from Fatal Mistakes fills us with the sort of excitement that, for some men of our age, might call for light medication. We think the adrenaline will see us through.”

Rock quintet The Byson Family will support on all their dates.

A second City Hall date has been added for the 2022 live tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. All the queens from the show’s second UK series will be appearing on February 14 and now April 9 as well.

The hit BBC1 show is a British version of the iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race. The drag artists compete with each other in a competition where the bottom two acts in each episode have to perform a lip-synced song to decide who stays and who sashays away.

Celebrities including Twiggy, Dawn French, Gerri Halliwell and Cheryl have joined drag star RuPaul, best friend Michelle Visage and comedians Alan Carr and Graham Norton on the UK TV judging panel.

The show is equally famous for its backstage drama as the queens give often hilariously honest interviews about their rivals. Clashes can erupt in the dressing room as well as many touching moments.

Tickets are already on sale, including exclusive VIP options where guests can enjoy a private meet and greet with the stars before the show.

The show features series winner Lawrence Chaney alongside rivals A'Whora, Asttina Mandella, Bimini Bon-Boulash, Cherry Valentine, Ellie Diamond, Ginny Lemon, Joe Black, Sister Sister, Tayce, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green.

Ben Hatton, director of theatre touring for Cuffe and Taylor, said: “The excitement for this tour is incredible so we have decided to add extra dates across the UK.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is always a huge hit so we look forward to presenting a series of outrageously entertaining shows starring all the queens from series two of Drag Race UK.”

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