Hollies plan to play Taranaki
Taranaki fans of the Hollies can see the band play at TSB Bowl of Brooklands next March.
The band started 55 years a go — recording their first song at Abbey Road in 1963. They soon became the face of the British rock revolution, achieving more top 10 hits than almost any band in history. They have never missed a single year of live performances in over a half century.
Founder and lead singer Tony Hicks say the band still has the same musical quality as used to.
“The people get what they come for. They pay to hear the band they grew up with — the same harmonies, the same musical diversity and the same huge playlist of original songs.”
Co-founder and drummer Bobby Elliot says the band still tours the world, performing to sell-out audiences.
“They keep coming back for more and we’re happy to oblige. We play the whole show — both halves! There’s no finer feeling than riding on that wave of adulation.”
A long-time fan of New Zealand, Tony says the band is looking forward to playing four New Zealand cities it has not visited for many years — Invercargill, Dunedin, Nelson and New Plymouth. The band is also returning to Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.
The Hollies have had over 30 charting singles on the UK Singles chart and 22 on the Billboard Hot
100, including Carrie Anne, On A Carousel, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and The Air That I Breathe.
The Hollies remain one of the few British groups of the early
1960s, along with the Rolling Stones, that have never disbanded and continue to record and perform.
NPDC Recreation and Culture Manager Teresa Turner says the council is thrilled that the Hollies will be playing in New Plymouth.
“We can’t wait to enjoy another great summer bowl concert with a band which has stood the test of time with so many stand-out hits.”
■ Tickets on sale this week for March
1 at TSB Bowl of Brooklands.
The Hollies are coming to Taranaki.