The band returns to the US after 20 years
One of the most iconic bands in British music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Hollies, are celebrating their 60th anniversary with their return to the US in 2022. The dates mark the band’s first US tour in over two decades and take in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, and Washington DC.
“‘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,” says Tony Hicks, the band’s original guitar player.
“We’re incredibly excited performing for everyone on what will be some of the most special shows in the history of The Hollies,” adds the Hollies’ drummer of six decades, Bobby Elliott.
Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.
Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, 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.”
The line-up includes powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, Keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on Rhythm Guitar.
Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hollies have had over 20 worldwide hits, including No. 1 singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK’s top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.
Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalog of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock Revolution.
In 1995, they have bestowed the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their “impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of Rock and Roll.”
The Hollies 2022 US Tour Dates:
Apr 2 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 – Washington, DC @ The Kennedy Center
Apr 5 – New York City @ Town Hall
Apr 7 – Chicago @ The Athenaeum
Apr 9 – Los Angeles @ The Saban