Slade to cap off Christmas tour with festive date in Newcastle on December 23
Festive favourites Slade will be performing their hit Merry Christmas Everybody with a December 23 gig in the North East.
The band will be capping off their December tour with a show at Newcastle O2 Academy where they’ll be performing their iconic Christmas hit, as well as other songs from their extensive career.
Over their five decades in the business, the flamboyant band have racked up 23 Top 20 singles, six of which were No 1 hits.
Songs such as Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the world’s biggest companies.
Slade first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe and becoming a regular concert attraction. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song Get Down And Get With It then, released in October of the same year Coz I Luv You was the band’s first No 1 and a huge hit across Europe.
Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe's biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world.
Slade's catalogue of hits from the era include Take Me Bak 'Ome, Mama We'er All Crazee Now, Gudbye T' Jane and more.
At the beginning of the eighties, Slade were invited to appear at the Reading Rock Festival and proved so popular they signed a new record deal and unleashed the anthem We'll Bring The House Down, which reached the Top 10 in the UK in January 1981.
The early nineties saw the band’s Radio Wall Of Sound hit the UK Top 30 and give Slade a solid 30 year chart run.
Slade have continued to tour the world. They are firm favourites on the lucrative German festival scene and undertake an annual UK Merry Christmas Everybody tour in December.
Led by founder members Dave Hill on lead guitar and Don Powell on drums, with John Berry - lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar and violin.
*Slade play Newcastle O2 Academy on December 23. Tickets available here or Tel: 0844 249 1000