THE road will be even longer for The Hollies, who should have been playing York Barbican on April 26 in this Covid-crocked year but must now wait until September 23 2021.
The Manchester veterans will be playing 18 dates on their rearranged The Road Is Long tour from September 19 to October 19, including a second Yorkshire show at Sheffield City Hall.
Two original members from the 1960s’ British Invasion days, drummer Bobby Elliott and singer, songwriter and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, will be joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, bass player Ray Stiles, keyboardist Ian Parker and rhythm guitarist Steve Lauri.
Formed in 1962, The Hollies topped the charts on both sides of the Big Pond, notching up such hits as He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, I’m Alive, Stop, Stop, Stop, Here I Go Again, Bus Stop,On A Carousel, Just One Look, Carrie-Anne, Jennifer Eccles, I Can’t Let Go, Sorry Suzanne, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress and The Air That I Breathe.
In 1995, The Hollies were bestowed the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, followed in 2010 by their induction into the American Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their “impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock & roll”.
Tickets for The Hollies’ York gig will go on sale on Friday (11/12/2020) at 10am at yorkbarbican.co.uk.