Hollies coming to Cliffs Pavilion next year

Legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, have announced a huge UK tour for Autumn 2021, which will reach Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on October 7.

Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies, The Road Is Long’ UK Tour will see the band perform 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 original members, powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, formerly of 70s hitmakers Mud, keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on rhythm guitar.

Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s, the Hollies have had over 20 worldwide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.

In 1995, they were 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’.

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

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Mick Ferris

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